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Future of Splash Park to be debated next week

PUBLISHED: 10:11 15 April 2015 | UPDATED: 10:11 15 April 2015

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Campaigners will present their case at council meeting

Campaigners fighting to save Belvedere Splash Park are encouraging everyone who wants to see it saved to come to the council meeting a week today.

The future of the water park is to be discussed at a meeting of the full council on Wednesday, April 22 at the civic offices in Watling Street.

Faye Ockelford, secretary of the Save Our Splash Park campaign, will be making the case on behalf of campaigners.

The park is free to use and usually attracts between 150 and 200 people on an average summer day – many more on particularly hot days during the school holidays.

But the authority says there have been serious problems with water quality and bacterial contamination, and that given that it has to save £50.8 million by 2018, it cannot afford to spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on repair work.

Bexley has another water park, Danson Splash Park, which is also free and.does not suffer from the same problems.

However, Ms Ockelford said the council was going against public opinion.

“The council has made these decisions without waiting for a site survey to determine if work is required and if so, what work,” she said.

“It also goes against the majority view.”

For more information on the campaign visit www.facebook.com/Saveoursplashpark

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