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Brine bath future to be discussed
8:40am Tuesday 8th October 2013 in News
THE future of Droitwich Spa’s historic brine baths will come under the spotlight this week.
Vital talks will be hosted by Droitwich Spa Town Council on Friday at the request of SOBBS (Save Our Brine Baths) campaign group chairman William Moy.
The meeting, which will be held at the council chamber of St Richard’s House, Victoria Square, could hold the key to securing the facility’s future.
Experts, councillors and community representatives have all been invited to the private meeting to discuss the possible reopening of the site in St Andrew’s Street.
Those in attendance will include SOBBS members as well as Mid-Worcestershire MP Peter Luff, Mohi El-Shazly from Droitwich Spa Knee Clinic, John Armstrong from the town’s business forum, Pat Charlton from The Friends of Droitwich Spa Lido, Jenny Leggitt from Droitwich Spa’s private hospital and a host of town, district and county councillors.
SOBBS will give an update on the current situation before the facility’s future is debated.
Mohi El-Shazly from Droitwich Spa Knee Clinic will outline the medical benefits of the baths and the potential business they could generate.
Issues surrounding the lease situation, what needs to be done to rejuvenate the site and how much investment may be needed will then be discussed.
One other key issue on the agenda will be how £200,000 of compensation cash be used to help the facility.
The sum was acquired by Wychavon District Council after the site was closed by BMI Healthcare at the end of 2008, a move that violated its 25-year lease agreement.
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