Yiewsley Swimming Pool

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3344
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Given the Mayor's drive to encourage active lifestyles, will the Mayor join with calls from residents in Yiewsley to help secure a new leisure centre for the community, given that the previous facility was demolished in 2010 by the Council, with the promise of its replacement which has yet to happen seven years later?

Answer

Answer for Yiewsley Swimming Pool

Answer for Yiewsley Swimming Pool

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am passionate about making our city a more active place and believe that sport has the ability to change lives, build stronger communities and improve the health and wellbeing of all Londoners.

Responsibility lies with Hillingdon Council for the replacement of the leisure centre. I recognise the importance of providing sustainable sports facilities across London and would encourage all London boroughs to make decisions about their sports facilities based on robust evidence about need and viability. This can best be achieved by working with Sport England and British Swimming (the sport's governing body) to identify investment opportunities and how such funding aligns with the long-terms plans for their sport. I would be happy to help facilitate a meeting with them and other potential stakeholders, including London Sport, if that would be helpful.