Wellbeing Strategy group gets behind swimming pool bid

A Mosgiel group last week signalled it wanted to jump in with Taieri Community Facilities Trust in the bid for a Mosgiel swimming pool.

Taieri Community Wellbeing Strategy Group chairwoman Kitty Caldwell told the Mosgiel Taieri Community Board on Tuesday the group was exploring ''joining forces'' with Taieri Community Facilities Trust on the bid for a swimming pool facility.

The group had spent little of the $4500 the board had granted it in June last year, Ms Caldwell said.

A small amount was used to print posters to encourage people to attend Dunedin City Council annual plan meetings about the pool, she said.

Ms Caldwell said the group had written to the trust twice signalling its support last year and had not received a response.

In the recent annual plan hearings, the council gave the trust $30,000 to investigate the ownership and operation of a proposed facility.

• Every applicant got a share of $6270 remaining in the Mosgiel Taieri Community Board's project fund.

Green Street Early Childhood Centre, the Salvation Army Mosgiel Toy Library and the Mosgiel Memorial RSA received the full amounts they sought, because the requests were lower than an equal share.

In the board's final funding round of the financial year, the centre was granted $631.12 towards a shed, the toy library $500 for toys and the RSA $560 towards its 2014 Anzac Day commemorations.

The remaining $4579 was shared evenly among the other organisations, giving each about $915.

Mosgiel Play Centre had requested $2000 towards a gazebo and landscaping, Taieri Parents Centre sought $1000 for a deck; Wingatui Community Hall Society had requested $1500 towards a car park behind the hall; Taieri Youth Showcase had requested $3900 towards the costs of holding a showcase and Taieri Junior Cricket Club had sought $1000 for a winter training project.

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