Council Move To Speed Baths Development – £13,500 Denaby Plan

November 1951

South Yorkshire Times and Express, November 10th, 1951

£13,500 Denaby Plan

Council Move To Speed Baths Development

Conisbrough Council have approached the Ministry of Local Government and Planning for permission to borrow from the Public Works Loan Board enough money to carry out the alterations and additional buildings for Denaby Baths, in order to open the baths for swimming as soon as possible.

The cost of the work is estimated at about £13,500, half of which will be provided by the West Riding County Council, and half to be borrowed from the Loan Board. The council have also sent the plans of the proposed reconstruction to the Ministry for approval and asking for a licence to begin the work.

Coun. G. Cheshire told the “South Yorkshire Times,” yesterday: “We are very anxious that the work should now begin as speedily as possible and we are doing all we can to speed up the reply from the Ministry.”

The work will entail the installation of a filtration plant, footbaths and dressing and locker room accommodation.  Extensions will have to be added on the Conisbrough Craggs side where it is proposed that the new main entrance should be, and on the Denaby cemetery side.  New approaches to the Craggs entrance would also have to be built and parts of the allotments there may have to be used.