Becky backs Meden pool

MANSFIELD’S double Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington is supporting a campaign to help keep swimming pools open - including Warsop’s Meden Baths.

She has joined forces with swimming sponsors British Gas and ASA to introduce a website - pool-watch.co.uk - which gives communities fighting for their local pool a helping hand.

Becky said: “Training in local swimming pools has helped me win two Olympic gold medals and I strongly feel that it’s important to have as many pools as possible for everyone to use.”

Meden Sports Centre in Warsop is one of many pools under threat due to council cuts across the country.

More than 1,000 people have signed a petition in support and Mansfield District Council has vowed to keep the pool open until at least the summer.