Paddling pool would put lido reopening 'in jeopardy'

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council says that a project to redevelop and reopen Pontypridd's lido complex would be put 'in jeopardy' by trying to include the existing paddling pool in the plans.

It is disappointing that individuals have chosen to play politics with this hugely important project for the future of Pontypridd.

The Council will note the outcome of the Community Poll at its next meeting later this Month.

It must be stressed that the result of this poll is not binding on the Council in any way.

When cuts to public sector funding by the UK government are forcing difficult decisions across the country, any amendments to the current proposals, which will effect the viability of the new Lido, place the entire scheme in jeopardy and potentially put at risk grant funding already made available.

It is simply not possible to consider the two facilities side by side.

When discussing the outcome, the Council will consider the future regeneration of Pontypridd and the wider interests of Rhondda Cynon Taf which were not taken into consideration yesterday.

– Cllr Anthony Christopher, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council

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