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A total of £6m worth of funding has been earmarked for a new Bristol East swimming pool at Bristol Brunel Academy.

The funding forms part of Bristol City Council's £50m Investing in Bristol's Future package which has been created to help stimulate the city's economy and create new jobs.

Council Leader Barbara Janke said: "The capital package includes proposals for a new swimming pool for Bristol East which is a long overdue investment for this community."

It is understood that the council plans to source the £50m by borrowing the money from the central government's Public Works Loan Board.

Janke added: "We will raise this extra capital by borrowing sensibly at historically low interest, and fund the repayments through savings in our revenue budget - £1.5 million this year."

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A total of £6m worth of funding has been earmarked for a new Bristol East swimming pool at Bristol Brunel Academy.
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