Who are we?
Minsthorpe Pool Action Group (MPAG)
We are all local residents who care deeply about the closure of Minsthorpe Pool and the subsequent effects that it will have on our community.
We have been set up as an unincorporated association with a formal constitution that outlines our aims and objectives:
To raise awareness across the communities about the closing of Minsthorpe Pool and put pressure on Wakefield Metropolitan District Council (WMDC) to reopen this vital facility for the benefit of the South East of Wakefield. This will be achieved by;
- Building a viable case for its reopening
- Researching and presenting the gap in provision due to its closure
- Be a voice on behalf of the local community, stakeholders and interested community groups
- Attend Council meetings where appropriate to do so
- Delegate fact finding tasks to members to compile supportive data of Minsthorpe Pool's contribution in the area
- Use available data and statistics to bolster the need for Minsthorpe Pool
- Using social media and traditional forms of communication to keep the community informed of updates
- Gather support from interested parties to contribute to the groups aims.
We are not aiming to gain publicity as individuals or take credit as a group for any decisions that are made. We are also want to work with our local councillors and WMDC to achieve the best result for the residents of the south east.
Elaine Dawson (Chair), Andrew Picken (Vice Chair), Jonny Treacy (Treasurer), Bev Unwin, Cynthia Bressani, David Fitzgerald, Janet Brown, Jessica Smart
We meet regularly as a group and have open public forums every six weeks at the Barnsley Oak Public House, South Elmsall, the upcoming meetings are:
Monday 22nd September 2014 at 8pm
Monday 3rd November 2014 at 8pm
Monday 15th December 2014 at 8pm