Pool campaigners lose fight

People in Pontypridd overwhelmingly vote in favour of saving a town paddling pool, as part of £6.2-million plans to redevelop the historic lido.

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Pontypridd votes to save paddling pool

People in Pontypridd have voted overwhelmingly in favour of saving their paddling pool, as part of the redevelopment of the town's historic lido.

The local referendum asked:

Should Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council keep the existing paddling pool in Ynysangharad Park as part of the Lido redevelopment?

  • 2,077 voted 'yes'
  • 151 voted 'no'
  • 1 spoilt ballot

The poll was held by Pontypridd Town Council. Its result is not binding on the county council, which is leading a £6.2-million project to regenerate and reopen the lido complex.

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