Moseley Road Baths Charitable Incorporated Organisation was granted charitable status in December 2017 and will take over the day to day running of swimming at Moseley Road Baths at the beginning of April 2018 on a business-like but not-for-profit basis.
Trustees are members of the local community and regular swimmers at the pool and many have been involved for some years in the campaign to try to save this Grade II* historic baths. Current Trustees are:
- Karen Leach
- Mark Gunton
- Viv Harrison
- Joe Holyoak
- Kat Pearson
- Cath Gilliver
- Ruth Miller
We have a business plan which demonstrates that, with a part staff and part volunteer model, the pool should be able to sustain itself after three years and we are applying for funding to meet a number of immediate costs which we are seeking to cover with grant money.
We are also fortunate to be working with a ‘coalition’ of organisations – the National Trust, Historic England, World Monuments Fund, Birmingham City Council and the Friends of the Baths alongside ourselves – who are working together to secure a future for the building as a whole. As an initial step the Gala Pool Roof is being renovated with a view to making this space useable, and the heritage organisations are working with the City Council to develop a maintenance plan for the building that will halt deterioration and keep the pool operational.