A karate club which has trained in Waltham Forest for 30 years is looking for a temporary home

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Chingford and Waltham Forest karate club is looking for a new home The Chingford and Waltham Forest karate club is looking for a new home

The chief instructor of a karate club has issued a plea for help to find a new home later this year after it was revealed their current one was to close.

Waltham Forest Pool and Track will close for refurbishment after the summer, leaving diving, swimming and sports teams needing a temporary home.

The Chingford and Walthamstow Karate Club, which will soon be celebrating its 30th anniversary, is one of the club's which use the pool and track.

Trainer Rod Butler, who is also a UKIP councillor in Waltham Abbey in Essex, said he needed to find a new home for the club for training to commence in November.

More information about karate in Waltham Forest and the surrounding areas can be found at www.karate-london.co.uk.

For more on this story see next week's Waltham Forest Guardian and Chingford Guardian.

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4:11pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

Surely they could have avoided this chop?
Surely they could have avoided this chop? Villagecranberry
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9:14am Sun 6 Jul 14

Silent Majority 2009 says...

This could so easily be avoided by building the new pool on the spare land around the existing pool - the current staff would not loose their jobs, pool users could continue to swim and Greenwich Leisure would continue to receive revenue from the users. Once the new pool was finished the old one could be demolished and the land made available for other use. Instead we all loose and swimmers will have to travel miles to find somewhere else to swim for the next 2 or 3 years - assuming the project does not over run!
This could so easily be avoided by building the new pool on the spare land around the existing pool - the current staff would not loose their jobs, pool users could continue to swim and Greenwich Leisure would continue to receive revenue from the users. Once the new pool was finished the old one could be demolished and the land made available for other use. Instead we all loose and swimmers will have to travel miles to find somewhere else to swim for the next 2 or 3 years - assuming the project does not over run! Silent Majority 2009
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