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Petitioners voice their anger over Pitsea swimming pool plans
The plans to bulldoze the pool to make way for a new Morrisons store have already been passed.
But the council was forced to hold a debate on the issue after campaigners gathered the massive petition.
At a meeting to discuss the petition residents told how they will not be able to afford to travel to other pools if the facility closes.
*Full story and pictures in Thursday's Echo
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