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Work to start on Ilfracombe swimming pool

13:04 29 April 2014

Ilfracombe Swimming Pool.

Ilfracombe Swimming Pool.

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Council confirms £52,000 grant from Sport England means work can begin.

Money has now been secured to repair and refurbish Ilfracombe swimming pool, with work expected to start immediately.

North Devon Council has been awarded more than £52,000 from Sport England to help carry out a refurbishment. Parkwood Leisure, which manages the pool, has also now confirmed its contribution to the costs.

The pool closed in January, when corroded pipework caused the water to unexpectedly drain away.

The council says it is using the closure as an opportunity to carry out plans previously in place to add a multi-gym and a competition boom to the pool, creating a standard 25-metre pool plus learner pool.

“Brilliant news! Not only will the pool be repaired, it’ll be refurbished too,” said local ward member, Councillor Mike Edmunds.

“I personally can’t wait to see it open again and I hope people won’t mind waiting that little bit longer, with the knowledge that their pool will be much improved when it reopens.”

Executive member for leisure, Councillor Derrick Spear, added: “ We’d like to thank the public for their continued patience during the closure period. I hope that the added benefits of the refurbishment work, multi-gym and boom will make up for the closure. These improvements will help to secure the long-term lifespan of this important and much loved facility in the town.”

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