Discussions underway in a bid to save Moorways pool

General view of Derby City Council in Derby city centre Credit: Rui Vieira / PA Archive/PA Images

The Labour-led administration of Derby City Council has entered discussions with a range of partner organisations in a bid to save Moorways pool from Government cuts - or find an alternative means of providing a swimming offer in Derby.

The authority's 2016/17 Budget Consultation has identified the facility for closure.

Rising maintenance costs on the 42 year old pool were cited as the reason behind the proposals, given the £45 million of cuts the authority is required to make by 2018/19.

However, Cabinet Members have repeatedly emphasised the need to consider alternative methods of service delivery.