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To: Dun Laoghaire Rathdown-County Council, The Minister for Sport, The Taoiseach

RE-BUILD AND RE-OPEN GLENALBYN SWIMMING POOL - We want our 'Ring-Fenced' Funding Back

RE-BUILD AND RE-OPEN GLENALBYN SWIMMING POOL -    We want our 'Ring-Fenced' Funding Back

We want DLRCoCo to honor their agreement to keep the €10 million 'Ring-fenced' funding in place for Glenalbyn Swimming Pool and make our pool an urgent redevelopment priority.

Why is this important?

The community of Stillorgan have been ignored for far too long.

This pool is a vital part of our community.
It is important for...
OUR Physical and Mental Health
The health and safety of our Children
Swimming Lessons for our local school children
Teaching our Adults how to SWIM
Teaching the Swimmers how to SAVE LIVES
Training Olympic and Special Olympic Swimmers,
Training our Championship Swimmers and world record holders.
Our Deep water and Scuba Divers.
Our Water Polo teams
Our Fitness and Rehabilitation
Non Impact exercise for those unable for high impact exercise.
Long distance lane swimming.
Aqua Aerobics
Swimming for fitness and pleasure.
Local community social gatherings
Local Jobs and so much more

Glenalbyn was more than just a fun space to splash about in.
It provided VITAL services for our community and beyond.

Ignoring the wishes of the Stillorgan has gone on for far too long.
All our elected council representatives voted on MONDAY THE 11TH OF FEBRUARY to keep ring-fenced funding and put motions forward calling to rebuild our facility urgently.

We are calling on DLRCOCO to honor their commitments to the people they serve and reinstate the ring-fenced funds and begin the redevelopment of our pool immediately.

We have waited long enough.

Stillorgan, Dublin, Ireland

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Reasons for signing

  • For many of us with disabilities and other phisical limitations, swimming is the only option to stay fit and healthy. For us, swimming is not a recreational sport but a phisical and psychologycal necessity. We need the pool back.
  • Its vital that this swimming centre is really urgently needed to be redevelop and to re open this asap so that qe can give the people what they deserv
  • The local community has benefited from this pool for over 40 years up to its closure. At a time when we should be promoting sports our local school children no longer have swimming as part of their activities. Swimming is a life skill and a life-long sport. The pool has just been allowed to dwindle in to closure instead of the Council having and communicating to all stakeholders a formal strategy for sports and leisure facilities in the Stillorgan area.

Updates

2019-04-11 21:27:36 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2019-02-23 09:09:48 +0000

500 signatures reached

2019-02-21 15:15:56 +0000

100 signatures reached

2019-02-21 09:48:04 +0000

50 signatures reached

2019-02-21 08:24:41 +0000

25 signatures reached

2019-02-21 01:10:35 +0000

10 signatures reached