Wes Streeting is backing Labour's plans for a permanent swimming pool in the south of the borough to alleviate pressure on Fullwell Cross leisure centre.
Redbridge Labour Group will be putting the proposals for a permanent facility, which will include a gymnasium, studio and library, to the budget-setting meeting of Redbridge Council next Thursday.
The pool will cost the Council £2.2m - just £250,000 more than the Tories' plans for a temporary tank - with funding from Sport England to help fund the new leisure complex. Redbridge has the worse swimming provision of any local authority in England. Earlier this month, figures obtained from Vision Redbridge by Wes Streeting revealed that there are over 1,577 children on the waiting list for swimming lessons at Fullwell Cross.
Ilford North's Parliamentary Candidate, Cllr Wes Streeting, will vote for the proposals at Full Council next week. He said:
"Labour's plan will deliver a lasting leisure legacy for Redbridge residents, which I'm very happy to support. The Tories promised a new swimming pool for Redbridge before the last election and after four years they have failed to deliver.
"The Tories' plans for a temporary pool do not go far enough and will not alleviate pressure on Fullwell Cross beyond its temporary shelf life. We need a permanent facility to meet the need of our growing population. That's what Labour will deliver."
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