£330,000 improvements for Rushden’s Splash pool

Splash Pool in Rushden
Splash Pool in Rushden

Rushden’s Splash pool is to close for eight weeks while £330,000 worth of improvements are carried out.

The £330,000 project will include the replacement of essential mechanical equipment to enable the pool to remain open for future use, new lockers and improved changing areas and showers.

To accommodate the improvement works by East Northamptonshire Council, Splash will temporarily close from July 27 for approximately eight weeks.

Customers are being encouraged to use the pool at the Nene Centre in Thrapston and activities at the Pemberton Centre in Rushden during the closure.

East Northamptonshire Council’s appointed observer to the Aspirations Wellbeing board, Cllr Glenvil Greenwood-Smith, said: “We appreciate the inconvenience of changes to term-time swimming lessons for swimmers and parents so that is why the pool will temporarily close during the summer holidays which are usually a more flexible time for sporting activities.”

Peter Williams, chief executive of Aspirations Wellbeing who manage the facility, added: “The Splash Leisure Pool is a great venue with very loyal customers and this refurbishment will provide them with much improved facilities.

“We’d like to thank the public in advance for their patience during the closure period and hope that the added benefits of the refurbishment work as well as the summer activities available at our other two sites will make up for the closure.”

“Keep informed of the progress of the works through the media, on the Aspirations Wellbeing and East Northamptonshire Council websites and on facebook and twitter.”

The Telegraph reported earlier this year how swimmers were calling for improvements at the pool.

Their concerns included the condition of the showers and broken lockers.

For more information about Aspirations Wellbeing services call 01933 410505.