Councillors urged to back Leith Waterworld

 Green councillors have reacted with dismay to a Council report recommending the sale of the Leith Waterworld site and rejection of a community bid to re-open it but say they remain optimistic that the full Council meeting next Thursday will back the community bid. 

Local Green councillor for Leith, Chas Booth said:

 “This narrowly-focused report does not do justice to the huge community, health and social benefits which a revitalised Leith Waterworld will bring.  So I still believe that councillors will see the compelling case which the Splashback bid has made, with increased activity and, over time, lower running costs.

“We owe it to the city and the community to make choices based on long term benefits not short term gains.”