It may be unreasonable to expect him to realise that the Bath City Council he criticises went out of existence some six months ago in a local government shake-up which merged Bath, Wansdyke and part of Avon. But when he accuses that council of allowing a swimming pool to close as a result of a failure of a contractor, he could not be more wrong. The closure was actually the result of a pounds 1m refurbishment and improvement scheme.
The spa itself was closed for bathing for health reasons some years ago, but the intervening period has seen the opening of a new swimming pool, and the new council, Bath & North East Somerset, has just submitted a bid for lottery funding to recreate the spa for the millennium.
TONY du SAUTOY
Bath & North East Somerset