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For or against Bubbles?

Residents of a seaside town are being asked to help make up the council’s mind over what to do with a seafront leisure complex.

The Morecambe Visitor is asking: “Should we keep Bubbles or not?”

Local politicians have been sparring and scrapping in committee over the future of Bubbles, which opened in 1989.

But despite splitting on party lines, with a few rebels in among the ranks, the row rumbles on.

The problem is that it’s cost the public millions of pounds over the years in taxes.

A report in this week’s edition said that Independent councillors claimed locals wanted to keep Bubbles and that people needed to come up with ideas to redevelop the rest of the site.

Green and Labour councillors agreed there needed to be a wider vision of how the area should be developed before development ideas are considered.

And members of the Conservative group were behind scrapping it completely – as the costs of running it and repairing it are so high.

The paper said: “There was much name-calling and laying of blame but few concrete ideas of how to move forward.

“Councillors can’t make their minds up about it, so we’re asking you, our readers.

“We want you to let us know by taking part in a special phone-poll to either scrap Bubbles or save it.”

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