Campaign to Save Leith Waterworld. It’s D-Day this Thursday. Please help.

SLW Banner at Easter Road versus Rangers on Dec 8th

The Splashback! campaign to Save Leith Waterworld from Edinburgh Council’s cost-cutting axe has moved into a decisive week.  The full Council meets on Thursday 22nd to discuss a motion (from the Greens) to reconsider the 2005 decision. The Splashback! campaign has a delegation speaking to the meeting.

Before then there is a crucial ‘Save Leith Waterworld’ public meeting at:

Leith Academy
Tomorrow (Tues) night.
7.30pm-9pm.

Councillors have been invited to come along to justify themselves and explain what they inrtend to do on Thursday.  If enough pressure cant be exerted on the Council by this Thursday then Leith may lose one of its best-loved leisure facilities.

To date over 5000 folk have signed the petition (4300 outside the swimming pool) and another 850+ have signed the online petition here:

Save Leith Waterworld – Petition Online – UK

Article in yesterday’s Scotland on Sunday:  Peter Ross: Community fighting against the tide in bid to protect swim centre – Features – Scotsman.com  The campaign also features on the front page of tonight’s Edinburgh Evening News.

The good citizens of Leith need your help.  Please consider signing the petition.  Email/social meeja it.  Come to the Public Meeting tomorrow evening. Write to Edinburgh Council.

As the great John Steinbeck once wrote to Jackie Kennedy: “Leith Waterworld is not a lost cause.  It is an unwon cause.”  (Okay I’m paraphrasing but the sentiments apply).

 

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