Biedefeld: the state government neglects swimming pools

In the coburg region, some swimming pools are in need of considerable renovation. This was the result of a question put to the CSU state government by susann biedefeld, an SPD member of the coburg state parliament. Biedefeld mentions in her press release renovation costs of 7.5 million euro for the thermal bath rodach, 500000 euro for the marchenbad neustadt, 450 000 euro for the family bath neustadt and 700 000 euro for the open air bath autenhausen. The waldbad bad rodach also needs to be renovated. However, no remediation costs are mentioned here. "Upper franconia-wide, the expected redevelopment costs thus amount to 93,399,200 euros according to the survey. Bavaria-wide, the figure is 1,027,254,055 euros", it is stated in the notice. In bavaria, 447 bader are in need of rehabilitation, with 53 of them facing closure due to massive deficiencies, he said. Susann biedefeld is shocked by the predicted costs of the refurbishment. "Such a situation is bad. But the fact that we are talking about a billion euros is not only catastrophic, but a scandal." The CSU state government has known for more than half a year how bad the situation is. In january, she had already initiated a corresponding survey with the municipalities. "Although the figures are on the table, the state government lets two supplementary budgets pass without providing a single cent for bayern’s bader", the SPD budget politician grumbles.

"Our batters go swimming"

"CSU rejected our motion for the first supplementary budget calling for swimming pools. What’s more, the finance minister has accused us of dubious financial policies because of a demand for a 25 million euro hard fund, knowing full well that the reorganization backlog amounts to a billion euros", biedefeld continues.

The CSU wants to sweep the issue under the carpet. "But we won’t let that pass. In view of the fact that the projected clean-up costs for the baths, which are acutely threatened with closure, amount to over 150 million euros, we need an immediate program. Our swimming pools are taking a bath. That’s laughable", finds biedefeld.

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