More cash for Splashlands in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 06:25 12 September 2011

splashlands

splashlands

Archant

CONTROVERSIAL plans for a splash park to replace a former thriving outdoor swimming pool at Stanborough Lakes are still set to be pushed through, despite the current economic climate.

Welwyn Hatfield councillors agreed on Tuesday for a new lead consultant to be appointed, after the company originally chosen downsized its UK operation and was unable to complete the final stage of its contract with the council.

The £90,000 cost of employing the new contractor would be met from the exisiting Splashlands budget, which totals £3.2m.

Asked why the council was not putting the project on hold until more prosperous times, a spokeswoman said: “The decision to pursue a project at the former Splashlands site was a promise made by members to fully investigate something exciting and engaging for children and young people.”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Welwyn Hatfield Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Welwyn Hatfield Times