Moray SNP News
SNP Councillors have unanimously backed investment in a new school and pool in Lossiemouth with Administration Councillors split on the issue with the Council Leader, Stewart Cree, and Education Chair, Anne Skene, both voting against the pool investment.
SNP Councillor Graham Leadbitter, who spoke in favour of the pool, said:
“The SNP are delighted that the Council will now take up the funding opportunity from the Scottish Government to build a replacement school and pool at Lossiemouth and that we will invest in a school for 800 pupils. That takes full account of school roll projections and the growing number of military personnel expected to come to Lossiemouth.
“We are incredulous that the Council’s Leader voted against this and that the Council’s Administration were once again split on a major budgetry decision.
“SNP Councillors are consistently looking to the future. If the Council had followed the Council Leader on this we would have been facing the loss of a significant and well used service in Lossiemouth Swimming Pool, with no obvious alternative provision for the many users of the pool. In effect the Council’s Leader has voted to close Lossie Pool.
“With a new pool we can expect a more efficient building, which should attract more customers and, by extension, more income and reduced cost. That can only be a good thing.”