Rachel Reeves

Member of Parliament for Leeds West

Bramley Baths: 'An emotional and heated meeting'


The Yorkshire Evening Post have covered the Bramley Baths Public Meeting, hosted by Rachel on Thursday 16th June 2011.


AN emotional and heated meeting about the future of Bramley’s historic swimming baths ended with locals voting to put together a plan for community ownership.

There was anger and frustration that the situation had been forced on the community by the Government’s cuts programme.

Leeds faces a £90 million budget cut – and the century-old Grade II listed building could be one of the casualties.

The meeting was told the baths are costing the council almost £250,000 per year to run, but do not make a profit.

Campaigners recently won £38,000 in funding to help the baths run on reduced hours until March next year, but its long-term future is still in doubt...

Click here to read the full article on the Yorkshire Evening Post Website"

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