13 May 2009

Residents fight to keep Christchurch pool site

9:20 pm on 13 May 2009

Christchurch residents fighting a council plan to sell an historic pool site have put forward their submissions at a hearing.

The Christchurch City Council plans to sell the site of the former Edgeware pool, but members of the nearby community of St Albans say the land should be used as a public space, not sold for property development.

About 10 submitters got the chance to speak at the hearing on Wednesday.

A spokesperson for the St Albans Pavilion and Pool group, Craig Dickson, says there is strong community support for rebuilding a pool, or using the land as a community space.

The council will discuss the submissions at a later meeting and finalise the plan at the end of June.