I am delighted to see that it is likely that Broomhill Pool will be renovated and re-opened to the public after being closed for years. It was always an excellent facility for families and swimmers. It is clear, however, that the pool will need visitors from outside of Ipswich if it is to thrive and remain open. In order for us to attract visitors from outside Ipswich, we must invest in local infrastructure i.e. suitable parking.

While I will be thrilled to see Broomhill Pool re-open after many years, however, we cannot allow local residents who live in the immediate surrounding area struggle to park or gain access to driveways due to over spill parking from Broomhill Pool.

As someone who lives in the area, Chris is now working with his County Council colleague and cabinet member for Ipswich, Cllr Paul West to find solutions that can best protect local residents and provide Broomhill Swimming Pool adequate parking facilities.

Broomhill Pool is an example of why we must put in place business and investment friendly policies to drive economic growth. This will therefore create jobs and prosperity for families across Ipswich and Suffolk.


Broomhill Swimming Pool Update

In a boost for Ipswich, Fusion Leisure have had their planning permission granted for the renovation of the Broomhill Swimming Pool following the planning committee meeting at Ipswich borough Council earlier in the week. After being closed for 15 years, it now appears the pool will be open to the public, by 2020.
As a local resident and County Councillor, I have long supported the idea of Broomhill Swimming Pool re-opening and am thrilled it appears to be getting closer after clearing the latest planning process.
During my campaign for County Councillor and since being elected, local residents have been extremely supportive of Broomhill re-opening. However, parking has been raised as a key concern. Due to this, I am now working with my County Council colleague and cabinet member for Ipswich, Cllr Paul West to find solutions that can best protect local residents and provide Broomhill Swimming Pool adequate parking facilities.
Fusion Leisure are now moving ahead with the final phase for lottery funding. If all goes to plan, building work will commence next year, ready to open their doors in 2020. Users of Broomhill will be able to make use of a heated pool and new gym and health club facilities.


Excellent Broomhill design – questions remain

My first day as Councillor I went along to see the proposed plans for the Broomhill Swimming Pool development. Good design but questions remain about parking. I am all for job creation but the local residents cannot be negatively impacted for parking on Sherrington Road. Interested to hear any views on the Broomhill development proposal.