Pool re-opens at Horwich 


Horwich Leisure Centre will unveil its new look to the public as part of a family fun day.

The pool has undergone a £438,000 refurbishment thanks to funding from Bolton Council, Bolton Community Leisure Trust and the government.

Swimmers can benefit from the new facilities from Friday, February 5 and an official launch and family fun day will take place on Saturday, February 6.

There will be fun inflatables in the pool and local dignitaries will unveil a plaque to commemorate the launch, including the Mayor of Bolton, Councillor Norman Critchley.

The pool closed in October 2009 while work was carried out. However, other facilities at the leisure centre remained in operation.

The majority of the refurbishment work has been to the ceiling and pool tank, but regular visitors will notice a revamped balcony area, a new group and family changing area and a totally new-look socialising area with improved views of the pool.

Horwich Leisure Centre is the latest centre to be refurbished following the re-opening of Farnworth Leisure Centre last month with the total package of works costing more than £750,000 pounds.

Executive member for Adult and Community Services, Councillor Elaine Sherrington, said: “Horwich is such a popular leisure centre and visitors will really benefit from the enhancements to the viewing spaces. The improvements will also mean that swimming will be a much more pleasant experience – the pool is brighter, with new ceiling panels, lighting and with better natural light.”

Richard Sanders, Vice Chair of the Bolton Community Leisure Trust, said “This investment demonstrates our ongoing commitment to significantly improve our leisure facilities. We aim to provide high quality value for money services to encourage everyone in Bolton to get active and lead longer, healthier and happier lives.”

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