Pub quizzes help pay for resource consent

ARTISTS IMPRESSION: The designs for Edgeware pool will be assessed in a feasibility study, and...
ARTISTS IMPRESSION: The designs for Edgeware pool will be assessed in a feasibility study, and results are expected in November.
Pub quizzes seem to be highly popular in St Albans, with funds from the event helping to pay for the $43,000 resource consent for the proposed Edgeware Pool.

The monthly quizzes held at Bailies Bar have helped pay off the last of the cost for the resource consent and subdivision fees for the project.

More than 50 loyal trivia enthusiasts have regularly attended the events to support the community pool.

The pool has been a contentious issue in the area since its closure and demolition in 2006 by the city council.

In 2016, the city council sold the land for the Edgeware Pool to the St Albans Pavilion and Pool Group for $1.

The city council stated at the time it would not contribute to the project, but later said it would commit $1.25 million if the group could raise the rest of the $5 million costs.

The St Albans Pavilion and Pool group are now awaiting the results of a feasibility study, which are expected next month.

The study will assess the practicality of the new Edgeware Pool designs and whether it will be an asset to the community.

After the study, the group can apply for money from major charitable funding groups to build the pool.

St Albans Pavilion and Pool spokeswoman Valerie Somerville said once the study is complete, funding will be applied for to cover the capital costs to build the new pool.

“It is envisaged that it will be an “oasis” in St Albans, two outdoor pools heated sufficiently for maximum use during the spring, summer and autumn months and surrounded by a family-friendly picnic lawn,” she said.

 

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