Minister for Sport acknowledges problem of pools being unable to open

The Minister for Sport, Nigel Huddleston, has acknowledged the real problem of too many swimming pools being unable to open.

In correspondence with Swim England, he revealed that the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is “working closely with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and HM Treasury on a way to help the sector to return to as full a service as can be delivered… as soon as possible.”

As part of the #SaveLeisure campaign, Swim England, alongside organisations such as Community Leisure UK and UK Active, has been at the forefront of the calls for financial support for the sector.

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