Throughout lockdown, Motcombe Pool remained closed as it was impossible to make such a small venue Covid-safe. The opportunity was taken to conduct a full survey of the 100+ year old property, and unsurprisingly, a long list of maintenance challenges have been uncovered.
Councillors from Old Town and Upperton are unanimous that the pool WILL reopen, it is a question of when, and what work is required. There will also be a role for the local community.
Motcombe Pool has been in Old Town for generations, and several of your councillors learned to swim there, as well as their parents and grandparents!
We are in talks with officers and specialists to decide a way forward, and will keep you updated.