Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Swimming pool gets £125k makeover

08:30 22 September 2012

Director of Sport Angus Calder and Hugo Orchard-Lisle with Year 7 West Buckland School swimmers in their new pool

Director of Sport Angus Calder and Hugo Orchard-Lisle with Year 7 West Buckland School swimmers in their new pool

Archant

School’s 25 metre pool reopens after summer refurbishment.

THE newly refurbished swimming pool at West Buckland School was opened with a splash and year six pupils took part in a swimming gala.

The 25 metre indoor pool underwent a £125,000 refurbishment over the summer including a new visitor and spectator entrance.

Two new state-of-the-art boilers will also make the heating of the pool and water in the changing rooms more environmentally friendly and efficient.

The project was funded by donations from the West Buckland School Foundation and the Chelsea Settlement, the charitable trust of the Orchard-Lisle family.

Hugo Orchard-Lisle was present at the opening to represent his family’s 125 year connection with the school.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 17:36

Councillors turn down controversial proposals to earmark the region for wind energy

Read more
Yesterday, 17:16
North Devon MP Peter Heaton-Jones (right) with Steve Crowther, Michael Pagram, Joanne Bell, Mark Cann and David Chalmers on the estuary near the Yelland site.

Cross party call for end to ‘planning vacuum’ that favours developers

Read more
Yesterday, 12:18
Barnstaple's Queens Theatre

North Devon councillors have agreed an offer from North Devon Theatres Trust for the leasehold of the Queen’s Theatre and the Landmark Theatre.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:10
Work by Polly Morris

There’s tonnes to see and do around the town this Saturday and Sunday

Read more
Yesterday, 11:30
Could you volunteer?

Charity needs female volunteers to help with rape and sexual assault victims’ support helpline in Barnstaple and Exeter.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:41
Guy Harrop

Take a look at Guy Harrop’s commended Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year photo.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:30
Sidney Teckman, front centre, pictured with members of his family during his visit to the Saunton Sands Hotel in April this year. Picture: ND Photos

Hotel has special appeal for loyal holidaymaker, 95.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:50

Here is a quick snapshot of each candidate to help make up your mind when the region goes to the polls tomorrow (Thursday)

Read more
Yesterday, 09:45
The Queen Street car park in Barnstaple. Picture: Andy Keeble

North Devon Council will increase charges after a six year freeze.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:35
Bideford residents are calling for a 'zero tolerance' policy on drug abuse in the town.

Bideford Town Council is holding its first information surgery day in Bideford on Saturday.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 8°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

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

Read Online

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

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications