THE doors of Pitsea’s much-loved swimming pool will close for the final time in a matter of weeks the Echo can reveal.
Officials at Basildon Council have said the pool at Northlands Pavement, Pitsea will close by Sunday December 2 the latest.
And the pool could close even sooner if relocation plans - such as moving classes normally based there to other pools in the borough - can be agreed.
The news - which came as a blow to campaigners still battling to save the pool - came as Basildon Council took the unusual step of opening a “helpdesk” at its town centre offices to help those affected by the closure.