19 Feb 2009

Christchurch pool site may be sold

7:13 am on 19 February 2009

A Christchurch pool site may be sold if a council draft proposal goes ahead.

Christchurch city councillors voted in favour of an option to sell the Edgeware pool site during a review of the draft long-term council community plan.

Many St Albans residents have pushed for a new pool on since the council demolished the old one in 2006.

A spokesperson for the St Albans Pavilion and Pool Group, Craig Dickson, says he is disappointed the council is supporting the sale.

Mr Dickson says money the group raised to build a new pool is likely to be put into fighting any sale.

The council has refused to comment, saying the plan is only a draft.