Scrutiny recommends further consideration to closure of Purley Pool

In the report on its recommendations to the Cabinet meeting on 19 January the Scrutiny and Oversight Committee recommends that the Cabinet consider a report ‘on the proposed closure of the Purley Pool at the February Council Tax cabinet meeting before drawing up proposals for submissions to Council and that the report should seek

to address the concerns and questions raise by the Scrutiny committee and concerns of pool users(and their expert report), and take into account the practicalities of the effective use of Waddon pool as an alternative (including access by public transport, parking and capacity) and any health implications arising from the closure.’

This recommendation was made at its meeting of 17 December.

The Committee also recommends:

  • ‘that in order to be certain of achieving maximum value for money, more rigour might need to be applied to capital expenditure.’
  • that Cabinet should provide more information to Council about the implications of the proposal to limit further member referrals to the Planning Committee to major applications only (as referrals from MPs and GLA Members have already been limited) before any decision is taken.’

The paper can be accessed at

About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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