Princess opens £1m disabled facility

08:15 17 September 2012

Princess Alexandra has opened a £1million changing room facility at Calvert Trust Exmoor.

Princess Alexandra has opened a £1million changing room facility at Calvert Trust Exmoor.

Archant

Calvert Trust’s Acland Room given fanfare debut.

PRINCESS Alexandra has opened a £1million changing room facility at Calvert Trust Exmoor.

Her Royal Highness officially unveiled the Acland Room during a visit to the activity centre for people with disabilities on Wednesday week.

The fully accessible changing rooms for the hydrotherapy pool have been built to Sport England standards and also feature a new fully glazed, elevated, communal area offering views across Wistlandpound Reservoir and down the valley, as well as a good platform for stargazing.

“We had a delightful day welcoming Princess Alexandra to the Calvert Trust Exmoor,” said chief executive Tim Harris.

“She saw adventurous activities in progress and met and spoke to both the visitors taking part and members of staff. She said the new building was a very splendid installation, but I think she enjoyed everything she saw.

“These new facilities are going to make a positive contribution to quality of the lives of the visitors to our centre, for many years to come.”

0 comments

Other News Stories

Sign the organ donor register today and help save a life tomorrow.

Sign up to Katie’s Appeal and get on the organ donor register today to save a life tomorrow.

Read more

Fire fighters received early morning call out today (Wednesday) after reports of a fire in a garden near Bideford.

Read more
07:07
Frankie Filmer outside the new Herons Lodge day centre

Herons Lea Lodge will provide care for people of all ages

Read more
12 minutes ago
Andrei Burton in action at the Croyde View Festival. Picture: Russ Perkin

First official sponsored music festival pulls in the punters

Read more
15 minutes ago
North Devon Magistrates' Court.

Barnstaple man, 40, pleaded guilty to two shoplifting offences but said he has now been ‘dry’ for two months.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:28
Barnstaple McDonald's.

Restaurant to install digital order points and extra drive through lane

Read more
Yesterday, 10:08
The mini run 2015 in Bideford. Pictures: Graham Hobbs

The mini run was back in North Devon this weekend celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Mini Grand Tour.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:07
North Devon Magistrates' Court.

Theft of £18 aquarium pump from Barnstaple shop lands 26-year-old man owing the court nearly £300.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:01
Woody Bay Station is giving half its takings to Children's Hospice South West this weekend.

Visit Woody Bay station on September 5 & 6 and help Children’s Hospice South West

Read more
Sunday, August 30, 2015
The Torrington Trumpton bonfire 2015.

Crowds were treated to a giant charity bonfire and spectacular fireworks display in Torrington last night (Saturday).

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 11°C

Most Read News

Great British Life


Great British Life

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition today E-edition


North Devon's trusted business finder