27/07/2023 - Permalink

Summer activities launch as pool reopens after repairs

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A swimming pool with a colourful wall in the background

The swimming pool at SpArC in Bishop’s Castle is re-opening 

A new diary of activities has been launched at the SpArC Leisure Centre in Bishop’s Castle to coincide with the re-opening of the swimming pool on Monday 31 July.

Visitors will also notice improvements to the centre after Shropshire Council brought forward a £30,000 programme of works, including improving both the water pressure and temperature in the showers, during the enforced closure.

Robert Macey, Shropshire Council Cabinet member for culture and digital, said:-

“I am delighted that both the emergency repairs and the scheduled works were completed on time and that the pool is re-opening on time and with such a busy timetable of activities.

“From Monday people will be able to enjoy everything from lane swimming, intensive learn to swim classes, fun and inflatable sessions and aqua aerobics.

“The health and wellbeing of everyone in Shropshire is important to the Council and we will continue to invest in leisure opportunities to help achieve positive outcomes.”

Ruth Houghton, local Shropshire Councillor for Bishop’s Castle, who is also a trustee of the SpArC support charity, added:-

“It’s great news that the works have been completed on time and that the pool is reopening for the remainder of the summer holidays.

“The choice of swim and splash activities on offer at SpArC  is great with something for everyone to enjoy. Thank you to the staff at SpArC for pulling together such a fun  programme of summer swimming.”

For more information about activities and opening times at SpArC, including exercise on referral, see: https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/shropshire-leisure-time/sparc-bishops-castle/

Classes, swim and gym  sessions can also be booked using the Shropshire Leisure Time app.