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Month of action for Moseley Road Baths

A campaign group that wants to raise the social media profile of Moseley Road Baths and 'demonstrate to Birmingham City Council that this is still a much loved pool' has announced a month of action.

Mosely Road Baths celebrate their 108th birthday on Saturday Credit: Friends of Moseley Road Baths

The group, Friends of Moseley Road Baths, has started a campaign to run throughout February to demonstrate public support for keeping swimming at the Edwardian building in the Balsall Heath district of south Birmingham.

  • The group has produced a film in conjunction with World Monument Fund in which people share their memories and stories about the baths.
  • A photographers work shows groups, including Balsall Heath WI and Muslim Student House Mosque, which has demonstrated their support for the baths.
  • People are being invited to share their support on social media using the hashtag #keepswimmingmrb and #moseleyroadbaths

Pool 2 in the building is used all week round by the whole community, whilst the Gala Pool has been closed since August 2003. Friends of Moseley Road Baths says that Birmingham City Council plan to close the building for swimming in Summer 2017, once Sparkhill Baths is reopened.

The group says this would be bad news for swimmers:

It is a disaster for the local community who are concerned about a derelict building standing in the heart of their community. It is short sighted in an area with some of the worst statistics for childhood obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

– http://www.friendsofmrb.co.uk