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Pools reopen in North Devon

PUBLISHED: 15:58 30 April 2012

Councillors gather on poolside to celebrate the opening of the Torrington Pool

Councillors gather on poolside to celebrate the opening of the Torrington Pool

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TWO major swimming pools in North Devon and Torridge reopened on Saturday after major refurbishments.

The pool at North Devon Leisure Centre in Barnstaple has been fully refurbished following a six month £1.1 million project while Torrington Pool also celebrated its official reopening after an extensive half-a-million-pound scheme.

The Barnstaple centre has seen a great deal of structural repair work behind the scenes, together with a new look pool hall and changing room areas, showers and a health suite.

“I would like to thank all the team who have been involved,” said North Devon Council project manager Mark Kentell.

“We have essentially delivered a new facility and I am pleased we can enjoy this for many years to come and thrilled with how it has turned out.”

At Torrington a weekend of family fun laid on by leisure trust 1610 allowed residents to see the revamped facilities for themselves.

Tim Nightingale, Chief Executive of 1610, said: “Although it was necessary to close the pool during the major repair work I am sure everyone will now agree that that it was worthwhile doing it and it has meant a vast improvement to the facilities on offer whilst retaining the Pool’s original character.”

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