Hydrotherapy pool hopes dashed

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HOPES of a long-awaited hydrotherapy pool coming to Roddensvale School have seemingly been dashed, after the Government revealed it would not be funding the project.

Work on the facility, which has been an aspiration of the school’s board of governors since the new building opened in 2005, was expected to start in February 2010, with an opening date of January this year.

However, the £650,000 project has failed to even get off the ground, with the Northern Eastern Education and Library Board (NEELB) announcing it is “on a long list of prospective building schemes for schools, none of which has the necessary funding to proceed”.