Ipswich Borough Council has agreed to fund up to £67,000 for a
feasibility study for a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). This will
fund a building survey, an engineering survey, a professional market
research investigation, a business plan and an options appraisal. These are
prerequisites of the HLF to ensure that they do not fund the regeneration of
a white elephant for the Council to bear for years to come. The Broomhill
Pool Trust is now a registered charity and is about to start serious fund
raising to support the Council and to show that the ordinary people of
Ipswich are willing to put their money where their mouths are.
Meanwhile we continue in meeting regularly and keeping the Pool in the
public eye; we refute pessimistic reports in the Evening Star. Get in touch
with me if you want to join.
Dr MICHAEL COOK