Protesters to demand new Ilford swimming pool in demonstration on Saturday
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Protesters demanding Ilford South is finally given a swimming pool will take their fight to the streets on Saturday.
The former Ilford swimming pool, in High Road, was demolished this month to make way for a primary school, five years after being closed.
In the week of that anniversary, campaigners want to remind town hall bosses of the need for a pool in the south of the borough.
Currently, only Fullwell Cross Leisure Centre in High Street, Barkingside, has a swimming pool open to residents.
Speaking earlier this month at a council meeting in Redbridge Town Hall, High Road, Ilford, Redbridge Swimmers chairman John Sharrock said he wanted to “shame” the council for the lack of swimming facilities in the borough.
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Campaigners will meet outside the former Ilford pool, as well as in the car park of the Recorder offices opposite, at 3pm to make their point.
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