Lib Dem Councillor Joe Naitta Slams Labour’s Failure On Swimming Pools

April 21, 2016 1:13 PM

Cllr Joe NaittaThis week Queen's Street Leisure Centre has had to close due to structural problems. This comes just a few weeks after Labour closed Moorways pool in spite of huge public opposition, leaving Derby's swimmers with very limited options.

Commenting, Lib Dem Councillor Joe Naitta said "When Liberal Democrats were leading Derby City Council we worked hard to build a Sports Strategy for Derby - which included plans to replace Moorways Pool. Yet Labour, in spite of knowing that both Moorways and Queen's Street Pool had problems, completely ignored them.
"New swimming pools don't build themselves. But Labour have tried to bury their heads in the sand and hope the problem will go away. They've been running the council now for four years. That's more than enough time to put in place the plans we left them to keep public swimming pools in Derby."
"Labour have let down Derby yet again. They don't deserve the chance to keep letting Derby down - we need a council that will really work for the people of Derby."