Save Elland Baths

Save Elland Baths

Save Elland Baths

Elland Baths, which is a 25 yard Victorian swimming pool, was closed in December 2011 following a structural report commissioned by Calderdale Council which revealed corrosion to roof supports which created a safety risk to the public and staff.

The Save Elland Baths working group have recently submitted a well researched proposal and application to Calderdale Council for an asset transfer of the Elland Baths premises to the Save Elland Baths group.
The Save Elland Baths working group have, in the meantime, been holding a variety of fund raising events and activities, and have raised approximately £8000 towards a target of £150,000 which will then attract matched funding from other sources to pay for the refurbishment of the existing Elland pool.

Feedback from Calderdale Council suggests that the Council Planning Officers are recommending that the application should not be accepted in its current form.

The application will now be considered at a meeting of the Calderdale Council Cabinet on 9th December 2013.

If the Cabinet uphold the recommendation to not accept the application, the Save Elland Baths working group will then consider its next steps.

Their website www.saveellandbaths.lupson.co.uk/ is created by the supporters of Elland Baths who want to develop the baths as a community based project run and used by the people of Elland.