Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Jumping in the deep end

Thanks you to everyone who could make it to todays public meeting - the first for Splashback. We had over 40 adults in attendence and 25 children and young people, which is a fantastic attendance given everything else that was happening today...

We had some great contributions and points from the floor - questions concerning various user groups and constituencies - from young families with tots, to children starting to visit amenities on their own, from people with disabilities to teenagers, from people in Leith to people from throughout the Edinburgh area and indeed tourists!

We really appreciated hearing the concerns but more importantly the support for the campaign, especially from some of the younger members of the audience. All questions we will collate and attempt to answer over the next few weeks... but only with with your help.

We will circulate the minutes tomorrow and send out specific requests for help. We anticipate preparing a briefing over the next fortnight for people to approach their Councillors and MSPs/MP's.

If people are available to assist with getting signatures for a petition outside Waterworld this weekend it would be great to have teams of three or so...but we will update. We also anticipate setting up weekly campaign meetings from next Monday evening (5th December, times and venue to be confirmed).

Best wishes for now - a great start to the campaign to save Leith Waterworld!

The Evening News covered the story today here:
Save Leith Waterworld article


Sunday, 27 November 2011

Save Leith Waterworld

Public meeting:

Wednesday 30 Nov - 2 – 3pm

at Out of the Blue, The Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street,

off Leith Walk, Edinburgh


Did you know that Leith Waterworld is due to close its doors for good on 8 January 2012?

Are you concerned about what the loss of this valuable amenity would mean for you, your family, Leith and the whole of Edinburgh?

A public meeting has been called to discuss the closure. Please do email if you can’t make it and wish to be added to the mailing list:

All welcome

Children of all ages welcome