Newtown baths to reopen ‘early next year’

Newtown baths will reopen ‘early next year’ after the discovery of asbestos in its ceiling forced it to close in May.
Birmingham City Council announced that the £140,000 required to remove the dangerous substance and build new structural supports had now been secured.
Councillor Martin Mullaney, cabinet member for leisure, sport and culture, welcomed the news and said that the leisure centre would also receive a new pool as part of council plans to invest in swimming facilities.
He said: “We have an ambitious long-term goal for new community pools across the city, but we know the importance of keeping existing facilities open in the meantime.
“I’ve worked closely with my cabinet colleague, Cllr Ayoub Khan, to secure funding for the repair work and further down the line we can look at plans for a new pool.”

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