The community that rallied after the closure of Taradale’s only community pool can get a glimpse at the progress being made to open a new, structurally sound swimming facility at a public meeting this weekend.
In December 2016 the doors shut on the Greendale Pool at Taradale Primary School – affecting 3000 children and adults who took part in learn-to-swim programmes every year, the Greendale Swim Club, and placing Napier’s other pools under pressure.
Instead of accepting the closure, for over a year the Taradale Community Pool Trust has been hard at work, and in December it presented a Pool Reopening Business Case to the Ministry of Education (MoE).
Not ones to sit around and wait, the trust continued to work on the project plans, lining up the project supporters and suppliers and initiating fundraising.
Photo: The trust is a group of parents, residents, and community members including Taradale Primary principal Marty Hantz (left), Charlie Dragen, trust chairman Brendon Rope (right). Photo / Warren Buckland
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Posted: 13 March 2018