Boxing champion adds some punch to Temple Cowley Pool campaign

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THE battle to keep Temple Cowley Pools open has gained some heavyweight support.

Boxing champion David Haye, right, has given his backing to the campaign group, which is seeking to buy the facility.

The 33-year-old former WBA heavyweight champion was told about the campaign by Cowley resident Salman Naqvi, a family friend of Mr Haye.

Mr Naqvi said: “This campaign is dear to my heart as I have attended the pool as a child and gym as an adult and feel that its presence in Cowley is of paramount importance to its community.

“Both I and the campaign group are very grateful for his support as its been an ongoing issue that has created such an indelible impact on the community.”

Oxford City Council plans to close the Temple Road facility and replace it with a new multi-million pound pool in Blackbird Leys because it says the pool is no longer fit for purpose.

The pool has now been registered as a community asset. That means the Save Temple Cowley Pools group could buy it and save it for the community.

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7:51am Wed 11 Jun 14

HomerSimpsonDoh says...

And how much money has he pledged? What a non story!
And how much money has he pledged? What a non story! HomerSimpsonDoh
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9:10am Wed 11 Jun 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

Oh wow, this changes everything......not!
Oh wow, this changes everything......not! Dilligaf2010
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10:21am Wed 11 Jun 14

Niko Bellic says...

If David Haye genuinely supported it he would easily be able to buy the pool himself. Total non story. I could quite easily say that I told David Beckham about it and he supports the sale. The OM hasn't even got a quote from David Haye or a spokesman. Without this doesn't this make the story total speculation?
If David Haye genuinely supported it he would easily be able to buy the pool himself. Total non story. I could quite easily say that I told David Beckham about it and he supports the sale. The OM hasn't even got a quote from David Haye or a spokesman. Without this doesn't this make the story total speculation? Niko Bellic
  • Score: 1

10:22am Wed 11 Jun 14

Niko Bellic says...

Dear OM and Mr Navqi... please confirm how exactly David Haye has leant his support. Otherwise you're fibbing and this story should be taken down and an apology printed
Dear OM and Mr Navqi... please confirm how exactly David Haye has leant his support. Otherwise you're fibbing and this story should be taken down and an apology printed Niko Bellic
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10:16pm Wed 11 Jun 14

deedee444 says...

TOTAL BULL###T
TOTAL BULL###T deedee444
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11:59pm Wed 11 Jun 14

NAQVI12 says...

Can you lot explain to me what you are campaigning for and what you represent rather than make comments like that. Maybe you should get in contact with the paper to ask for more verification on the story, as they have the video, the pictures and his written statement to support the campaign. If they choose not to print it, its their prerogative.

Quite confused though as to why the paper decided not to put any of that information in or why a story of kebab vans seems to take precedence over a much used and loved swimming pool and fitness centre that benefits so many people.
Can you lot explain to me what you are campaigning for and what you represent rather than make comments like that. Maybe you should get in contact with the paper to ask for more verification on the story, as they have the video, the pictures and his written statement to support the campaign. If they choose not to print it, its their prerogative. Quite confused though as to why the paper decided not to put any of that information in or why a story of kebab vans seems to take precedence over a much used and loved swimming pool and fitness centre that benefits so many people. NAQVI12
  • Score: -1

9:36pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

NAQVI12 wrote:
Can you lot explain to me what you are campaigning for and what you represent rather than make comments like that. Maybe you should get in contact with the paper to ask for more verification on the story, as they have the video, the pictures and his written statement to support the campaign. If they choose not to print it, its their prerogative.

Quite confused though as to why the paper decided not to put any of that information in or why a story of kebab vans seems to take precedence over a much used and loved swimming pool and fitness centre that benefits so many people.
Probably because the story about kebab vans is more important, to be honest they could print a story about grass growing, and it would be more important.......
[quote][p][bold]NAQVI12[/bold] wrote: Can you lot explain to me what you are campaigning for and what you represent rather than make comments like that. Maybe you should get in contact with the paper to ask for more verification on the story, as they have the video, the pictures and his written statement to support the campaign. If they choose not to print it, its their prerogative. Quite confused though as to why the paper decided not to put any of that information in or why a story of kebab vans seems to take precedence over a much used and loved swimming pool and fitness centre that benefits so many people.[/p][/quote]Probably because the story about kebab vans is more important, to be honest they could print a story about grass growing, and it would be more important....... Dilligaf2010
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