£3.5m Estimated for demolishing Fort Regent Swimming Pool, which goes against what the public want.

The Fort Regent swimming pool demolition could cost about £3.5 million but the funds are not available.

Infrastructure Minister Eddie Noel was this month intending to submit a planning application to demolish the pool, its adjoining walkway and cable car station station. Deputy Noel goes one step further and against the States previous plans of re-invigorating Fort Regent in their wasted multi-million pound plans that included a Sky Walk Way and more Sports facilities that never materialised, he states

‘I have been wanting to take down the pool for years but it is really a question of whether Treasury is able to provide us with the funds to do so. We still need to get planning permission to demolish it.’

However despite their plans and high costs already spent on vanishing plans to re-invigorate the Fort, he said that his department did not have the funding allocated to demolish the pool building, the Walk Way and Cable Car housing, the Pool Building which contains asbestos, because of recent ‘substantial’ losses to its budget.


He then goes on to blame this on the recent States’ decision to delay a debate about a proposed waste charge – which was said to have the potential to bring in £11.35 million annually – as well as further costs expected to be incurred at the new sewage works.

In our Independent Poll nearly 700 people said they wanted the Pool restored with a further 500 wanting the Cable Cars brought back into use.


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Paul Troalic
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The way these politicians squander our money is outrageous! I bet it would not have cost us that much if proper maintenance work had been carried out all those years ago. But of course they were intent on building an inferior leisure pool at the waterfront so it was never going to happen. Bloody disgusting in my view. Roll on next years elections.

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Murray Hall
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Steam clock, cable car, fucking brilliant…….. Xxx

Red Erik
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Thanks cuzz

Ashley Romeril
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Poss 2 weeks call you when I have a def date ?

Red Erik
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Good idea Ash..ps.when’s the Barbie ?

Ashley Romeril
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Maybe we could find a contractor find out the costs of a pool fund raise and have it built ourselves

Red Erik
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We want the fort back…when do we want it? …NOW

Lizzy Pinto
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Ashley Romeril it was asked and the people want the pool but the government doesn’t care what the people want.

Lizzy Pinto
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When will jersey people realise it’s never they’re ideas they’re opinions the government doesn’t want to know what you want or don’t want.

Jersey Peeps
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We were here a few years ago when the Government spent an undisclosed amount on architect fees and more on redesigning the Fort, remember the Re-discovering Fort Regent Group and the numerous promises of re-invigorating the Fort for future generations?

Alan Mallet
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at last take it down

Emma Ward
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Looks like Les Quennwvais to me.?

Pat Cameron
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I always though the fort was left to the Jersey people not the states for housing I might be wrong but I am sure its right

Phil Bryans-rainbow
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And we are subsiding that so called pool by £100.00″? Per year down the road , Jersey politicians (past)

Iain Shaw
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I wonder how much the safe removal of the asbestos is going to cost perhaps that’s why it so high? Also where is the asbestos going to be buried this time?

Iain Shaw
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It won’t make a difference on this building, too much time has passed and the asbestos has been exposed to save the building. I just hope some imaginative thinking by the states happens to replace it with a functional usable for all replacement

Iain Shaw
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You are better off turning up to vote and spoil your ballet paper than not to vote.

Dawn Samson
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Why is it going to cost 3.5million to demolish it? What, are they using gold plated bulldozers and wrecking balls??!! It would cost far less to revamp the pool area and include more facilities like cable cars to get up there.

Susan Marie
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Jersey no longer JERRIAS,it sadly losing it’s way,and it breaks my heart

Susan Marie
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Money,money,its a rich mans world,,,,comes to.mind

Julie Marshall
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Yes would be nice to c it up and running again also the cable cars

Stan Jéhan
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Was lol ?

Melissa McCahon
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Stan Jéhan was this ur local pool/ gym?

Susan Marie
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Agree with Red Erik, tourism is almost lost in jersey,knocking hotels down for flats, they will be sorry in the end, it will turn round and bite them in the rear end.They are ruining a beautiful place.

Dione Usher
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Revamp for the people of Jersey and everyone that visits our island

Kaleem Ahmed
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3.5million !! Fix it up for public use again !

Stan Jéhan
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Please don’t give it to the Jersey Development Company

Jeannette De Guelle
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When do they actually listen to the public wishes. NEVER

Ashley Romeril
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Ask the people of jersey what they want As it belongs to the people of jersey

Iain Shaw
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Part of the problem is it is full of asbestos. It is a real shame though that it has sat for years doing nothing. It would have made a perfect indoor ice sport stadium.

Julie Carrel
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If we the people of Jersey can manage to get these stupid decisions to keep destroying our heritage held off until next MAY when it’s ELECTION time we stand a chance getting rid of some of the lunatics we have trying to destroy it all now!!!

Susan Marie
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Another jersey joke,revamp fort regent for god’s sake,another Muppets bad decision

Trevor Le Feuvre
Guest

Well no surprise the government are going against what the public want, I’m sure we have been here before

Gwenda Wallser
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When do Jersey EVER do what the public want, I stopped voting years ago as they clearly never listen, what happened with the Pavilion at West Park made that clear years ago and nothing’s changed since.

Sue Davey
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Should of revamped the pool years ago instead of abandoning it in favour of the pool on the waterfront child probably of done this for a lot less than the 3.3 million to demolish it!

Margaret Maskell
Guest

What a waste of money!whats wring with having a pool there?

Melanie Luce
Guest

It would be fantastic to have a 50m pool and a diving pool in Jersey. Apart from giving proper training opportunities to locals it would bring in visitors for training and competitions. The views from the pool/the Fort are amazing. Developed properly the facility could once again become a great tourist facility. It should never have been left to rot, the Jersey way.

Red Erik
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I wonder what they want to put in its place?a big house for another 11k or maybe an office block!go on states of jersey get a grip,do something for the remaining people over here for once

Michael Officer
Guest

A rebuild to add the meter in length it should ALWAYS HAVE HAD to Olympic size would produce more for the Island and be better value. It does not need to be part of the Fort Regent White Elephant. Glacis Field is used for nothing. It’s history would not be damaged if it became a Swimmer’s Car Park. WE DO NOT NEED ULTRA DE LUXE CASH COWS. WE NEED USEFUL ENGINEERING AT THE RIGHT COST.

David Toudic
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Would it cost more than possibly £5 million to renovate it??????

Matthew James Moon
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This is a real opportunity to build something spectacular up there……

Red Erik
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3.5million they could bring fort regent back to life,nothing much else over here nowadays,all the tourist attractions are closing down for housing

Kevin Boleat
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Ugly building which has always looked out of place against the sky line

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