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MP Paul Bristow urges Peterborough City Council to ‘apply common sense’ and re-open regional pool

The MP also dismissed fears about RAAC in Peterborough Town Hall

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MP Paul Bristow says Peterborough City Council should ‘stop hiding behind diktats’ and re-open Peterborough regional fitness and swimming centre in Bishop’s Road. Peterborough City Council closed the centre – Vivacity Regional Fitness and Indoor Swimming Centre, known as the Regional Pool – last September after the discovery of RAAC (Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete).

A statement on the centre’s website says surveys are being carried out to identify remedial works and safety measures which need to be put into place.

But Mr Bristow has suggested the city council is over reacting.

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Peterborough MP Paul Bristow leaving Peterborough Town Hall after the local election count last May. PHOTO: Terry Harris

Peterborough MP Paul Bristow leaving Peterborough Town Hall after the local election count last May. PHOTO: Terry Harris

“When will the council apply some common sense and get the pool open?,” he argued in posts on Facebook and X.

“Stop hiding behind diktats and put the people of Peterborough first.”

The MP also dismissed fears about Peterborough Town Hall after RAAC and asbestos were discovered during a recent survey.

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Although finding what they believe to be RAAC on the second floor, and asking the NHS and Department for Work and Pensions which lease space there to move out, Mr Bristow is far from satisfied.

“Anyone who goes into the town hall knows it isn’t going to fall down,” he wrote. “The same goes for the regional pool and the bridges over Cuckoos Hollow.

“How long do we have to tolerate this nonsense?”

The regional pool website adds: “Until we receive further advice from Peterborough City Council, the building will remain closed.

“Our primary concern as always remains the safety of our staff and customers.”

*RAAC is a form of lightweight concrete used in construction in many buildings between the 1950s and 1990s.

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