It happens every few years, but it never gets less urgent. Birmingham’s Moseley Road Baths are under threat of permanent closure again. Stan’s Cafe has a particular affection for these baths as they were the site of one of our earliest productions. Canute the King was made twenty years ago with a ridiculous degree of optimistic innocence on an absurdly low budget. The staff of the pool were fantastically friendly, helpful and patient.
Central government is cutting allocations to city councils giving them massive budget pressures, but to see the end of the Moseley Road Baths would be a terrible shame, it’s a beautiful building historic building and a great community asset. There is a petition here for those who want to save the baths.