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Cardigan Memorial Pool and Hall

The consultation will start on the 11th June 2024 

The closing date will be 18th June 2024 

A letter from Matt Newland (Chair of Trustees - Cardigan Memorial Pool and Hall Trust)


"As many of you will know, the pool closed in March this year, due to significant financial difficulties. These included increases in energy costs, decreases in income (while closed for significant repairs), and a large backlog of expensive maintenance work needed on such an old building. The trustees came to the difficult conclusion that they could not trade their way out of these issues and that they needed to explore other options.


The Trustees intend to change the governing document of the charity (which is the Scheme dated 9 February 2005) by amending the purpose of the charity. The new purpose is proposed as follows:


To promote for the benefit of the inhabitants of Cardigan and the surrounding area the provision of facilities for recreation or other leisure time occupation of individuals who have need of such facilities by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disablement, financial hardship or social and economic circumstances or for the public at large in the interests of social welfare and with the object of improving the condition of life of the said inhabitants.


The consequence of this variation to the purpose will mean that the Trustees will be permitted to transfer the Pool and Hall, at an undervalue to Ceredigion County Council.

The intention of Ceredigion County Council is not to use the existing building because of the significant costs identified that would have to be spent in repairing, maintaining and upgrading (for health and safety purposes) the facility. The Council is exploring the feasibility of using the site for a new Wellbeing Centre although it must be noted that this is subject to appropriate funding being identified. They have also indicated that they are willing to consider any robust and viable business plan where a group of volunteers could open and run the pool in the meantime, and efforts are underway to affect this.


If you have comments or questions about the proposed changes please get in touch with me, Matt Newland, by 18 June. My email address is"