No LEVELLING UP FUNDING for “Get Ipswich Active” bid/or Broomhill Pool.
BROOMHILL POOL TRUST STATEMENT:
“This is a hugely disappointing outcome, yet we appreciate the tremendous efforts of Ipswich Borough and our MPs.
“With 75% of Broomhill’s funding already committed, an outstanding community asset with wide public support, this bid should have ticked every box.
“Unfortunately, 65% of 2021 bids failed to secure funding, and this 2022 pot was triple oversubscribed. Far from being “regional”, the Levelling Up Fund bid processes are as centralized and controlled as they come.
“The Trust will now seek to sit down with Broomhill Pool’s core stakeholders (IBC, Fusion Lifestyle & NLHF). We aim to keep them focused, use their wide reach and know-how, exploring every option to bridge the funding gap, to restart and complete the restoration.