New opening date for Woodstock outdoor pool

Contact Us

Website design and hosting by Commatic

Cotswold Blog

The Cotswold Blog is a collection of diary entries, news, gossip and other Cotswold related information.

New opening date for Woodstock outdoor pool

Woodstock heated open air pool is expected to open in May rather than April this year, due to essential maintenance works.

Loose tiles were discovered on one wall of the swimming pool tank during preparatory works for the new season. Work is starting immediately on removing and replacing them and, weather permitting, will take about 3 weeks to complete.

“Traditionally Woodstock pool has always opened earlier than most other outdoor swimming pools, and we had been planning an opening on the 17 April”, said Carey James, Partnership Manager for Nexus Community. “However, we must be sure that the pool is safe and in tip top condition before we open. Loose tiles are a safety hazard and so replacing them is essential.

“We apologise to those looking forward to the early opening and hope that the replacement tiling work will not take long. The Pool is at its quietest during April and we’d like to reassure all our regular users and visitors that the swimming pool will open in plenty of time for the warm summer weather. Once opened, it will not close until the end of the summer season on 5th September.“

The 25m pool is set in a grassed area and is a very popular local facility during the summer months. The deep end of the main pool has a diving board and a depth of 3.5m and so it is an ideal place for diving enthusiasts. There is a separate paddling pool for toddlers and very young children. Modern showers are in the changing rooms and there are disabled facilities

The pool, in Shipton Road, Woodstock, is owned by West Oxfordshire District Council and managed by Nexus Community.

Anyone wanting further information can visit or call the pool on 01993 811785.

Posted : 31/03/2010 18:27:48

Other recent Cotswolds news items

Scout Group set to benefit from council grant

Plans for the interior fit out of a Scout Group hut in Chipping Norton have been given an £18,000 funding boost from West Oxfordshire District Council. The new fit out is for a brand new hut to be... [more]

Woodstock's outdoor heated pool reopens for summer on Saturday 22

Woodstock's outdoor heated swimming pool reopens for summer on Saturday 22 April. With a 25 metre main pool and a depth of 3.5 metres, it is ideal for diving enthusiasts and there is a separate pa... [more]

Youth club to build new home after major grant funding

Members of a youth club are celebrating after councillors agreed a £50,000 grant to help build their new purpose-built home. The Woodstock Youth Centre will now press ahead with its plans to const... [more]

To view the full Cotswold Blog, click here