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Top level talks could hold key to future of brine baths
2:00pm Tuesday 17th September 2013 in Local
A VITAL meeting that could hold the key to the future of Droitwich Spa’s brine baths has been organised.
Droitwich Spa Town Council is set to host top level talks at the request of SOBBS (Save Our Brine Baths) campaign group chairman William Moy.
Experts, councillors and community representatives have all been invited to the private meeting to discuss the possible reopening of the facility in St Andrew’s Street.
The meeting will be held at the council chamber of St Richard’s House on the evening of Friday, October 11.
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.
Mayor of Droitwich Spa, Councillor Tom Noyes, will welcome those in attendance before setting out the objectives of the important gathering.
SOBBS will then give an update on the current situation with the historic site before its 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.
William Moy, chairman of SOBBS, said: “I’m really pleased that these talks are taking place. It is important that we open lines of communication that could benefit the campaign to get the brine baths reopened. It will be interesting to discuss the matter with all of the local interested parties and I hope for a positive outcome.”
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