Many of us remember a major campaign in 2015 to save Purley Pool and Leisure Centre from the Labour Council that threatened its closure.
Following this campaign by local residents, community groups, your councillors and Chris Philp MP, the Pool was saved and thousands of swimmers including children, the elderly, charities and community groups have benefited.
Users have recently, and understandably, complained that our Leisure Centre hasn't yet re-opened whilst four others in the Borough have. We have made enquiries and have now discovered that it's unlikely that the Pool and Leisure Centre will reopen before the end of next year - and may not re-open at all. This just isn't acceptable.
The Council can find money for six figure pay-offs for Council staff, irresponsible investments and much more yet it can't find money for this important community facility that benefits so many, particularly in the south of the Borough. So we're restarting the campaign to save Purley Leisure Centre and we hope that you will support it.
We will be organising street stalls, leafleting and lots of social media coverage of our campaign. But for starters, please do sign our petition and forward it on to as many of your friends and neighbours as possible. The more who sign, the more chance we have to persuade Cllr Newman, the Labour leader of Croydon Council, to change his mind and save our Centre.