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Victoria Park pool targeted for change

Victoria Park Paddling Pool

A campaign is currently underway to petition Cardiff Council to reconsider a £485,000 plan to convert the Victoria Park paddling pool into a more modern splash park.

The council claim the new park would offer improved accessibility and new water features for children. Maintenance costs would also be dramatically reduced allowing the council to continue providing the facility for free.

However the pool is extremely popular with local residents and the online petition currently has 5,810 signatures.

Rachel Wrathall set up the petition on the Change.org website. She says, “The new plans don’t offer children any opportunity to swim… Losing the paddling pool would be a huge disappointment and we urge the council to reconsider their decision.”

The paddling pool was home to Billy the Seal in the early twentieth century

The paddling pool was home to Billy the Seal in the early twentieth century