Momentum building in push to save Golden Square pool

Blue signs of support for the Golden Square Swimming Pool are popping up over the neighbourhood as a community group ramps up its campaign to stop the closure of the pool.

Members of the Save the Golden Square Swimming Pool group conducted a letterbox drop around Golden Square recently, requesting residents put up blue ribbons in support of their cause.

Signs have also been placed on the pool and on residential houses, and blue ribbons were put up in High Street.

Save the Golden Square Swimming Pool’s Ken Hamilton said the exercise was about showing the City of Greater Bendigo council that the community did not want to see the pool closed.

“We’re building momentum,” he said. “We’re getting a huge amount of support from the community.”

The pool is closed this summer, but residents remain hopeful it will reopen next summer after the decommissioning of the pool was postponed at the council’s last meeting.

The group will hold another meeting on Monday, January 21, at the Golden Square Football Club rooms at 7.30pm.

Mr Hamilton said it was a chance for the group to discuss its future plans.

“It’ll be an opportunity for the group to get more organised and continue to work on our plan of action,” he said.

“In the meantime we’ll continue to collect signatures (for a petition) and get signs up and about.”

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