Opening hours of two county Municipal pools, Tuam and Ballinasloe, has been under threat for the past few months of last year.
Council Executive suggested to members that Ballinasloe Pool hours would have to be curtailed and pool/gym services reduced in the locality.
Despite calls for government intervention, no financial aid was received and Cllr. Dr Evelyn Parsons has been one of the leading campaigners to find additional resources to help pool to remain open with normal opening hours . Galway County Council agreed to provide an additional €150,000 for both Ballinasloe and Tuam pools to further subsidise the operating costs at their final adoption of annual estimates.
Councillor Dr Evelyn Parsons welcomed the agreement from the Estimates to underpin swimming facilities in the county – “ I am delighted that our Pool Management will now report to the MDA quarterly and I must commend my area colleague Councillor Timmy Broderick for his forensic work on the micro figures at the estimates and pre budgeting meetings, which helped us all secure our objective”.
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