Burntisland: Petition Started to Save The Beacon

Petition by Bridget Fraser of B.A.S.C.

https://www.change.org/p/fife-sports-and-leisure-trust-show-fife-sports-and-leisure-trust-how-much-we-value-the-beacon-leisure-centre

700 signatures in the first three hours!

1600 in first 14 hours (including overnight)

More than 2,500 in first day

“In 2018 Fife Sports and Leisure Trust (FSLT) proposed a full closure of the Beacon to Fife Council. At that point reduced opening hours were negotiated as an alternative. This was supposed to be a 3 year arrangement, but not much more than a year later further cuts have been proposed. I believe that there is a real risk that further cuts would lead to the eventual closure of the Centre.

“There is no other similar facility within at least 12 miles. As well as being suitable for lane swimming the pool has recreational facilities such as flumes and a wave machine. The pool is accessible due to the large carpark, lift and sloping entry into the water. Most local people aged 25 and under learned to swim here, and there is still an ongoing massive demand for swimming lessons.

“As current Chairman of Burntisland Amateur Swimming Club and Humane Society, I am creating this petition so that people can tell FSLT and Fife Council how they feel about the Beacon Centre, their views on the potential further cuts, and put forward ideas/suggestions as to how to improve our Leisure Centre and sustain it in the long term.”

UPDATES (Thursday 23rd)

https://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/politics/councillor-quits-over-fears-cuts-could-close-fife-swimming-pool-1-5079202

https://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/politics/huge-response-as-petition-launched-to-block-fife-swimming-pool-cuts-threat-1-5079446

2 thoughts on “Burntisland: Petition Started to Save The Beacon

  1. I personally spent alot of my childhood here at swimming parties and the pool disco, Today i spend at least 3 days a week at the gym here. This place is well used by many between the ages of 12-20 for the AstroTurf in the summer months.

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  2. A huge community resource that is much needed!
    Myself, my family and friends have travelled from Rosyth to use this for a number if years. I now live in burntisland and continue to use it.
    It’s needed!

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