Over the weekend, Cllr Simon Brew & Shadow Cabinet Member Jeet Bains visited Purley Pool, which has been closed by Croydon's failing Labour Council. We were shown around by managers from GLL, the company that runs the site, as well as an ex-General Manager of Purley Pool. Whilst some cosmetic issues need to be fixed, as well as mending the ventilation system, it was quite heartening to see that the condition of the pool system was functioning - and in the case of a couple of the pumps, completely brand new! We do not see any reason why it should cost £3m to open this pool, despite Croydon Labour arguing that this is the case.
It has been fantastic to hear therefore that Mayoral Candidate Jason Perry as firmly committed to re-opening this vital facility in Purley. It's about time the Council started listening to the whole of Croydon, rather than punishing the areas they do not like.
Watch the video to see what we found inside!