Further protest planned over pool closures

Protestors are to hold a further rally this evening against plans to close Castleford and Knottingley's swimming pools.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 15th December 2016, 9:03 am
Updated Thursday, 15th December 2016, 11:22 am
Protesters gather at Castleford swimming pool.
Protesters gather at Castleford swimming pool.

Wakefield Council are considering shutting the much-used facilities, saying swimmers can still head to Pontefract’s existing pool or Wakefield.

The council is looking to open a new £15m complex in Pontefract in the coming years.

Following a gathering outside Castleford’s Aketon Road last Thursday, people are set to gather outside Knottingley Leisure Centre on Hill Top tonight, Thursday, December 15 at 6pm.

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Pontefract and Castleford MP, Yvette Cooper, will also be at the protest.

Anyone can go along to offer their support.