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Plans to restore and reopen Ipswich's historic Broomhill Pool, which closed in September 2002, have received a boost after councillors committed up to £1m towards the scheme.

Ipswich Borough Council's executive resolved to support an option that will see swimming facilities restored, changing facilities refurbished and a new 50-station gym added.

Broomhill Pool Trust, which was established in 2003, is leading efforts to reopen the Grade II-listed venue, and it is expected Heritage Lottery Fund support will also be sought.

A report put before the executive last month said: "A fully refurbished facility would support the council's aim under Vibrant Ipswich to protect the town's historic assets.

"The capital contribution from the council is conditional upon confirmation of sufficient third party funding to allow the redevelopment to be completed."

Details: www.savebroomhillpool.org

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Plans to restore and reopen Ipswich's historic Broomhill Pool, which closed in September 2002, have received a boost after councillors committed up to £1m towards the scheme.
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