COMHAIRLE CONTAE FHINE GALL FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL BALBRIGGAN/SWORDS AREA COMMITTEE MEETING (Services B – Strategic & General Matters) THURSDAY 8TH FEBRUARY 2018 ITEM NO. 42 PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL FOR THE BALBRIGGAN WARD
Question: Cllr B Martin “To ask the Chief Executive to provide an update on the tender to engage a consultant to carry out a feasibility study on the provision of a Multi-Use Recreational Facility including a swimming pool in Balbriggan and surrounding areas”
Reply: The Council is currently working with a procurement specialist to develop a tender to engage a consultant to carry out a feasibility study on the provision of a Multi-Use Recreational Facility including the viability of otherwise of a public swimming pool for Swords and the area north of Swords including Balbriggan and its hinterland. Following the initial meeting with the procurement specialist it has been agreed to take a two phase approach to this tender. It is intended to tender first for a Gap Analysis report which will provide the baseline data for the second phase of the tender. This gap analysis will include population stats/growth projections and existing facilities both public and private within the area of the tender, mapping this data will be part of the tender request. Elected members will be kept advised of this process.