Swimmers at Carn Brea Leisure Centre will soon be able to dive into a new pool thanks to a major refurbishment.
The charitable trust who run the independent leisure centre have been successful in raising the bulk of the money needed to make the renovations required to ensure the pool can remain operational.
The work, which will start this summer and be finished at the end of the year, will deal with major repairs and maintenance to create a bigger, better environment for swimmers.
“This exciting project will ensure the vital swimming facilities on offer at Carn Brea will be sustained for our existing users and Cornwall’s next generation of swimmers. Unfortunately, there will be a period of time when the pools will be out of action but we’re certain the improvements to the facilities will be well worth the wait.” Alex Clifton, the Trust’s Chief Operating Officer said.
Carn Brea, Cornwall’s first Charitable Trust Leisure Centre, provides health and wellbeing facilities in the heart of the Redruth, Pool, Camborne area. During the pool refurbishment the gym, sports hall, café, running track, fitness classes and other services will all still be fully operational.
The Trust, who have already secured the backing of Sport England and Cornwall Council for the project will shortly be launching a fundraising drive to raise the rest of the money needed.
‘We will be asking people to join us in raising the final funds needed to get the project completed – we’re hoping that with the support of the local community and the community of Cornwall we can cross the finishing line together.’ Alex Clifton, the Trust’s Chief Operating Officer added.
The fundraising campaign will start in May when full plans of the project will be unveiled, along with detailed arrangements for the period the pools are closed.
George Eustice MP for Camborne and Redruth said: “Like many people who grew up in this part of Cornwall, I have fond childhood memories of Carn Brea Leisure Centre. It is an essential community asset and at any given time there are over 1000 local children learning to swim there. It is therefore great news that the management team have secured funding from Sport England to refurbish the pools and deliver other maintenance and improvements. We now need to focus our efforts on raising the remaining funds needed."
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