Daisyfield Pools public consultation open until 15 October

Published Monday 18 September 2023 at 9:15

A four-week public consultation around the future of Daisyfield Pools in Blackburn is now open.

Anyone who would like to express their views on the closure of the swimming facility in north-east Blackburn is welcome to complete Blackburn with Darwen Council’s online survey.

The survey is available on the Council website at https://bit.ly/DFPcons until Sunday 15 October 2023.

Anyone who doesn’t have online access can get support to complete the survey online on computers at libraries across Blackburn with Darwen, or they can request a paper form from libraries.

In addition, on Wednesday 20 September between 9.30am and 4.30pm a computer with the online survey available will be staffed at Little Harwood Community Centre. Anyone can call in between these times to get support completing the survey online.

The Daisyfield Pools building has been closed since Saturday 19 August 2023, due to serious health and safety concerns including the presence of legionella bacteria.

Coun Damian Talbot, Executive Member for Prevention, Health and Wellbeing, said:

“We appreciate that the closure of Daisyfield Pool has impacted various groups of pool users, and that this community feel strongly about this decision.

“We have committed to listening fully to their views, which is why we’re launching this four-week public consultation.

“As well as being able to complete an online survey – and anyone can do that without the need to set up an account on the Council website – we have also put in place arrangements for people to get support to fill it in at local libraries and at Little Harwood Community Centre. Paper copies of the survey are also available.

“We have also written to the headteachers of schools that use Daisyfield Pools for swimming lessons, to give them the opportunity to share their views.”

After the consultation period has ended on 15 October 2023, a comprehensive report of the consultation findings will be produced. This will be considered by Executive Board councillors at their meeting on 9 November 2023.

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