Scartho Baths closure: No diving board at new Grimsby pool would be 'scandalous'
A RENEWED call has been made for diving boards to be included in Grimsby's new swimming pool.
Councillor John Fenty, (Con, Humberston & New Waltham) said that omitting them from the new £8.4 million facility was "absolutely scandalous."
The council has said it cannot afford the extra £1.5 million to incorporate a diving pit at the new pool.
A council spokesman said yesterday that the authority had received no response from its bid for Olympic Legacy funding to add diving boards.
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Councillor Fenty said: "It is paramount that we have diving boards. I remember as a youngster jumping off the top diving board at Scartho Baths.
"I want other people to have the same opportunity."
At the latest full council meeting Councillor Fenty requested that his earlier plea for diving boards be added to the minutes from December's meeting.
However, that was rejected by Mayor Mike Burton, who was advised by the monitoring officer Rob Walsh that there was no legal requirement for his statement to be recorded.
The minutes do not record individual contributions to the debate about the swimming pool, and merely state that a debate took place.
Councillor Fenty said: "I have massive issues over how the council records minutes. This is a massive issue of transparency and good governance."
The council spokesman said: "The way we minute council meetings is the same as many other councils and public bodies in that we record decisions and that a debate took place, rather than the details of any debate."