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Campaigning for the future of swimming at Moseley Road Baths, Birmingham



Last Build Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:15:48 +0000

 



Important update for swimmers – changes in April

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:15:48 +0000

Here is an important update from Karen Leach from the Moseley Road Baths Charitable Incorporated Organisation, who will be taking on the running of swimming facilities at the Baths from the start of April.  There will be some changes to swimming timetables, lessons and prices, so do have a read and watch this space for […]



February update

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:23:43 +0000

Wondering what is happening with Moseley Road Baths’ future?  There was a flurry of activity last Autumn when we raised a whopping great £26,000 towards the running costs of Moseley Road Baths when it is handed over to a community organisation to manage.  Since then a lot of work has been happening behind the scenes.  […]



Saving energy, water & hard-earned cash at MRB

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:22:01 +0000

A guest blog by Phil Beardmore Moseley Road Baths is a beautiful treasure of a building.  It is also very old and hasn’t had much investment over the years.  So it is no surprise that it is a building that is quite wasteful of heat, power and water. So I was delighted in summer 2017 […]



Seeking a new chairperson or co-chair for the new charity – MRB CIO!

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:42:32 +0000

Great news that as of 21st December we now have a registered charity, Moseley Road Baths CIO (charitable incorporated organisation) which will take on responsibility for running the baths. We are seeking a chairperson or co-chair for Moseley Road Baths CIO to take forward the  community swimming venture as part of the future use and […]



Celebrations as Moseley Road Baths exceeds Fundraising Target

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:28:54 +0000

Moseley Road Baths celebrated its 110th birthday this year and received £36,495 in gifts to keep the swimming pool open! £26,495 of this amount was via the Crowdfunder campaign which finished on Wednesday 6th December, and £10,000 was from Awards for All to train members of the local community as lifeguards. Moseley Road Baths had […]



Your memories – Part 2

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 14:04:37 +0000

Here are some of the Birmingham swimming memories you’ve shared with us. What has been amazing is how many generations have swum and still swim at Moseley Road Baths and the impact that some of our teachers (especially Mrs Yates!) had. “Moseley Baths is where me and my sister and my mother all learnt to […]



A last minute backer – the Crowdfunder continues!

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:54:19 +0000

EXCELLENT NEWS! Crowdfunder informed us earlier today that a last minute backer has come forward to offer some match funding to our campaign.  We are in the process of finding out more and will of course share with you in due course! This means the Crowdfunder page will be open for donations until 6th December […]



You did it! Now for the final push!

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:25:02 +0000

We are completely overwhelmed by the support of each and every one of you who has generously contributed to the Moseley Road Baths Crowdfunder!  We hit our target of £13,552 with five days to go before our fundraiser comes to an end. We reached our target with 5 days to go, 🙌 thanks everyone 🏊! […]



December closures and Tuesday evenings

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:20:27 +0000

Here are some dates for your diaries to make sure you don’t turn up at the pool only to find it closed! First up, there are staffing issues on Tuesday evenings, which mean that Tuesday evening sessions will be cancelled on the 14th November and 21st November.  Hopefully this can be remedied if our Crowdfunder […]



Your memories – Part 1

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:28:32 +0000

One of the best things about campaigning for Moseley Road Baths is getting to hear so many memories about what a special place it is for so many people. We’ve had so many comments via the Crowdfunder, the petition, and via the National Trust mail-out that we’ve decided to compile a few of them for […]