Residents of Congresbury and other Mendip villages have shown huge support for a scheme to save Churchill Sports Centre. An online survey of residents has received more than 1,000 responses in just one week.
Calling themselves Mendip Villages Fitness, the group of ex-members of the Centre, instructors, councillors and residents, wants to test the level of support for its reopening after lockdown.
“We are delighted by the huge response” said one of the organisers, Churchill’s Jill Maycock. “It shows how much the sports centre is wanted in our locality.
“Many of our kids learned to swim at Churchill pool, and recently it was an important community centre. If it remains closed, what’s the alternative for children wanting to learn to swim or keep fit?
“The nearest pools are either Clevedon or Hutton which means greater car use, which North Somerset Council wants to discourage,” said Jill.
The group believes that if support continues to grow, North Somerset will have to find a way to fund the reopening.
Residents can complete the survey at: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MendipVillagesFitness. The deadline for completion is March 7th.