Pool closure rumour denied

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THE leader of North East Derbyshire District Council has denied rumours the council is planning to close the swimming pool in one of its townships.

Coun Graham Baxter was commenting on a petition sent to the council appealing for the swimming pool in Eckington to be kept open.

But Coun Baxter said the district council had no plans for closing the pool and building homes on the site.

He said: “We are an ambitious authority and are looking to improve leisure facilities throughout our area and not close them down.”