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Stars Back Pool Closure Plea
Tuesday 12th January 2016 @ 10:21 by Mark Phillip

A number of the nations favourite TV characters have been supporting Ashton Swimming Club’s pool closure plea.

The famous faces include former X-Factor winner turned Coronation Street star, Shayne Ward.

Shane ward

Also lending their support were Alison King and Michael Le Velle, who play Carla Connor and Kevin Webster respectively.



Roxanne Pallett, formerly of Emmerdale, was also on hand to hold the ‘Save Ashton Swimming Club’ placard.

Roxanne Palley


The campaign follows Tameside Council’s decision to close the three centres at Dukinfield, Ashton and Denton.

Proposals have been put forward to replace the three sites with an iconic Tameside Wellness centre; an extension to the swimming facilities at Active Hyde, as well as implementing alternative provision in the areas where sites are being closed.

In a bid to measure the public’s reaction, Tameside Council have created an online survey, which can be accessed at the following link:

The consultation will run until Thursday, February 11.