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By Fiona Reid
Annan and Eskdale
Annan pool energy costs revealed

DUMFRIES and Galloway Council have set out their steps to ensure Annan Swimming Pool can stay open amid spiralling energy costs.

The site cost £279,000 in energy last year, but that is predicted to fall slightly to £271,000 for 2022-23.

It compares to £997,000 for energy at DG1 at Dumfries, which is forecast to rise to £1.3 million next year.

A paper on energy costs across council buildings is being presented to councillors next week but a spokesman yesterday said: “Our swimming pools and leisure centres provide a range of opportunities which are vital to the health and wellbeing of our local communities. “We are working hard to build our customer numbers back to pre-covid levels and are working more closely than ever with our NHS colleagues to provide a physical activity pathway to support those recovering from injury or illness or those living with a long-term condition.”

Last week Swim England has warned about the potential closures of 100 pools in England due to escalating running costs.

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