Shock news – council’s plan for Haggerston falls through

We have been informed by Hackney Council that there is no place for a swimming pool in any of the three schemes to redevelop Haggerston Baths which are on the shortlist selected from bids put to the Council in 2015. We are bitterly disappointed that this is the case, and we know that this will… Read more »

Response from Hackney Mayor

Subject: Haggerston Baths consultation process   Dear Mr Coysh Thank you for your email regarding the above matter, which was received on 11 January 2016. As I know you are well aware, this is a sensitive matter given the strength of feeling expressed by those who wish to see the Baths restored to their former use, and of… Read more »

Letter to Mayor Jules Pipe to ask for public to meet bidders

Dear Jules I am sure you are aware of the very well attended public meeting and consultation process regarding the future of Haggerston Pool.  We have had very positive meetings with David Mitchell and Chris Pritchard throughout the process, and we are aware that there are 10 shortlisted bidders, and that 3 include a swimming… Read more »

TEN bids for Haggerston Baths, THREE include swimming pool

Hackney Council have let us know that they have received 10 formal, costed bids for Haggerston Pool. They say they have 3 proposals including a swimming pool; 2 in the pool hall, and 1 a swimming pool elsewhere in the building.   And that the bids are a mix of some purely residential and some… Read more »

Questionnaire shows support for swimming pool

The full results of the recent questionnaire have been collated.  The questionnaire was set up jointly by the London Borough of Hackney and Save Haggerston Pool campaign to gauge public opinion on the future of Haggerston Baths .  The information is intended to be used by both bidders and Council decision makers, and has been sent to… Read more »

Notes of the Public Meeting

More than 160 people attended the public meeting on 8th October 2015, and took part in a lively discussion and question and answer session with council officials.  Read the notes of the meeting here. HAGGERSTON BATHS meeting note agreed

Standing Room only at the Public Meeting

There was standing room only at the Haggerston Baths public meeting on Thursday 8th October at the VLC Centre. More than 150 people in all attended, and the meeting was ably chaired by Mike Coysh, Chair of Save Haggerston Pool. The council,  represented by Chris Pritchard, Assitant Director of Property Services, and Councillor Jonathan McShane, Cabinet… Read more »

What’s your view? Answer the Haggerston Baths Questionnaire

Here is a link to the questionnaire https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/686B6NL It has been set up to complement the information from the public meeting on 8th October.  All the feedback from the meeting and the questionnaire will be circulated to bidders and council decision makers – as well as being published here. The deadline for questionniares is 30th… Read more »