Swimmers set to make a splash after £250,000 refurb at Ribblesdale

Ribble Valley Mayor Joyce Holgate opens Ribblesdale Pool.
Ribble Valley Mayor Joyce Holgate opens Ribblesdale Pool.

Clitheroe’s public swimming pool has officially reopened after a £250,000 three-month refurbishment.

Ribblesdale Pool, in Edisford Road, has undergone extensive modernisation to its reception and changing rooms, and the pool itself has been re-tiled.

The £250,000 scheme has been funded by both Ribble Valley Borough Council, which owns the pool, and Sport England.

Members of the public were involved in the design of the refurbishment, which includes changing rooms specifically for the disabled and families, a brighter environment and more user-friendly waiting and refreshment areas.

Coun. Robert Thompson, chairman of Ribble Valley Borough Council’s community services committee, said: “We are seeing increasing numbers of people starting to swim again and the refurbishment has given us an opportunity to revitalize the popular public pool.

“We consulted the public during the design of the refurbishment and their feedback has contributed significantly towards the quality of the facility.

“Ribblesdale Pool is popular with residents and swimming groups, and we now have a truly modern facility that will serve the needs of the community for many years to come.

“We are extremely grateful to Sport England, whose generosity has made the refurbishment possible.”

The official reopening ceremony was performed by Ribble Valley Mayor Coun. Joyce Holgate.

Further details about Ribblesdale Pool, including opening times and classes, are available at ribblevalley.gov.uk.