Pool group wants fund­ing

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Two years after agree­ing not to seek fund­ing from the Christchurch City Coun­cil to re­build Edge­ware Pool, the com­mu­nity wants the coun­cil to stump up $5 mil­lion to build the fa­cil­ity. The coun­cil agreed in Fe­bru­ary 2016 to sell land for the pool to St Al­bans Pav­il­ion and Pool Group for $1. As part of the agree­ment, the coun­cil stated it would not contribute to the project ‘‘in any other shape or form’’ ei­ther to de­velop the ini­tia­tive or to keep it run­ning in the fu­ture. The pool group agreed to those terms, but this week dur­ing the coun­cil’s longterm plan sub­mis­sion hear­ings, pool group chair­man Paul Somerville asked the coun­cil for $5m to build the fa­cil­ity.

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