Daily Archives: November 29, 2011

Brum swimming pool goes private: that’s the future, says Mullaney


A public swimming pool in Birmingham will be run by a private company when it re-opens in January. DC Leisure Management Ltd have a ten-year contract to run the £12.2m Harborne Pool and Fitness Centre.
It was closed down almost two years ago because it was in need of major repairs and refurbishment that the Council could not afford.
Martin Mullaney, Brum’s boss of Leisure and Sport says that private sector management of public baths  is ‘the future for public swimming pool provision in the city.’
Castle Vale campaigners are currently fighting to save Castle Pool in Farnborough Road.

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Strikes close all Vale schools


Castle Vale School, St Gerards, Topcliffe, Pegasus and Chivenor School will all be closed on Wednesday 30th November because of industrial action by teachers and staff.
Castle Vale Nursery and The Children’s Centre in Yatesbury Avenue will both be open.

On this day twelve months ago, schools across Birmingham were battling to stay open with temperatures plummeting to -6 degrees in what was to be the start of a long spell of sub zero temperatures.