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Councillors officially open the new teaching pool

Pool party at Hucknall Leisure Centre to celebrate opening

Families flocked to Hucknall Leisure Centre on Saturday 15 July to celebrate the official opening of the new £2.7million family pool.

Ashfield District Council and facility operator Everyone Active threw a pool party which was attended by dozens of local residents and Ward Councillors. There was also free face painting and balloon modelling on offer.

The Council has now spent £5.5million on Hucknall Leisure Centre, as part of a £22.5million investment into the District’s leisure centres, which has transformed Hucknall Leisure Centre into a fully equipped, modern facility. The second pool is specifically designed for swimming lessons with a warmer temperature and a Poolpod for accessible entry.

Cllr Chris Huskinson, Executive Lead for Leisure, Health and Wellbeing, said

“The Council has invested a huge amount of money into Hucknall Leisure Centre and we know that the residents of Hucknall are going to enjoy this new addition. We are extremely proud to prioritise the health and wellbeing of our residents and we’d love for families to try out the new pool.”

Lorenzo Clark, Everyone Active’s contract manager, said:

“The learner pool has been a big hit with the local community so far. The lessons that are taking place in the pool are enabling children and adults to have fun and be active, while teaching a skill which will prove invaluable throughout their lives.”
"We offer award-winning lessons for all ages, with child classes starting at four months, and would encourage people to contact the leisure centre for more information if they are interested in increasing their water confidence.”


For more information on swimming lessons call Hucknall Leisure Centre on 0115 956 8750