Council awarded a further £20,265 of government support for Normandy swimming pool

We’re delighted to announce that the Council has been awarded £20,265 of capital funding from the government’s Swimming Pool Support Fund for Normandy swimming pool. This is the second successful application made by the Council to this fund, with £20,499 of revenue funding having been awarded in late 2023. This brings the total amount awarded to £40,764.  

The fund was established to help existing publicly owned leisure facilities with swimming pools to alleviate financial pressures associated with recent rises in energy and operating costs. The £20,265 funding awarded in this second phase is specifically to help swimming pools become more energy efficient and will be spent on photo voltaic (PV) panels and variable speed pump controllers.

Cllr Tim Dean, Lead Member for Housing and Corporate Estate said: “It is obviously essential for local authorities to use energy more efficiently in order to do our bit for the environment. However, improving energy efficiency is also crucial from a financial perspective, so it’s brilliant that government has recognised the need to make such improvements to leisure facilities that, whilst costly to run, are of such importance to the community.”

Further information

You can find out more about the Swimming Pool Support Fund on the Sport England website.

You can read government’s latest sports strategy, which aims to build a healthier nation by tackling high levels of inactivity, and make sure that the sport and physical activity sector thrives for future generations, on the website.

Publishing date: 
Tuesday, 9 April, 2024