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PHOTOS: Cornwall urged to vote for historic seapool

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 4:32pm 30th November 2017.

People in Cornwall are being urged to vote for a historic seapool that is up for a major award.

Jubilee in Penzance is the largest surviving tidal saltwater lido in the whole of the UK - and it needs your help!

It was battered by the winter storms of 2014 and now has a chance of national recognition.

In July 2017, the pool secured the People's Choice Award at the Institution of Civil Engineers South-West Civil Engineering Awards.

By winning that award, it has progressed to the national finals, where it is up against stiff competition from other regional ICE winners from across the country.

Voting closes at midnight on Friday 1st December - so you need to be quick!

Cast your vote here.

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Officials are urging locals and visitors to cast their vote one more time, to help get what they call a Cornish treasure the national recognition it deserves.

The Friends of Jubilee Pool has championed the pool's heritage, provided volunteers and sought the funding needed to bring it back to its former glory for years.

Now, they are running the pool as a community benefit society and operate the pool on the community's behalf and ensure it is an affordable amenity for one and all.

Martin Nixon, chair of the Friends of Jubilee Pool, said: "To be nominated for a national award is a tribute to the determination of the local community and the popularity of the pool.

"We're grateful to The Coastal Communities Fund who, in partnership with Cornwall Council, The Regional Growth Fund, Penzance Town Council and other stakeholders, enabled Cormac to renovate Jubilee Pool and ensure its survival".

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What Jubilee Pool might look like when it gets geothermal heating

Adam Paynter, Cornwall Council Leader and Chair of the Jubilee Pool Steering Group, said: "This significant restoration project has been a great success and I am extremely pleased that the renovation works at Jubilee Pool are being acknowledged on a national level".

Nick James, head of Cormac Contracting, who undertook the renovation work, said: "Nothing gives us greater satisfaction than being able to safeguard iconic and much loved features for future generations to enjoy.

"We're proud that our work has helped push Jubilee Pool into the national spotlight. Jubilee Pool remains one of the great engineering feats of the 20th Century, and a worldwide reminder of what great innovators the Cornish are.

"I'm sure our communities, and people from around the world who have spent time sampling its delights, will be out in force to vote for it".

You can read more and vote for the Jubilee Pool here.

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