Monday, December 11, 2023

Barton swimmers to benefit as £100,000 secured

More than £100,000 Government cash has been secured to help the transition to green energy for Barton’s swimming pool.

The pool at Baysgarth Community Hub is one of 100 across England which received a share of £20m central Government funding, with a further £40m due in the coming months.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “This Government cash will go a long way to ensuring we continue to create a more sustainable future for leisure facilities meaning residents can enjoy the benefits.

“It is the latest in a long line of support we have received from Government to ensure we can continue to provide the facilities residents tell us they want and need and will add to the cash we are already using locally.”

The council recently invested £5m in community hubs in Ashby, Scunthorpe, Barton, Brigg and across the Isle of Axholme – with Epworth’s new hub set to get new solar panels installed.

The four-lane, 20 metre swimming pool at Baysgarth Community Hub is open daily and offers a wide range of activities including casual and lane swimming, swimming lessons, pool parties, fun splash activities, aqua fitness classes and water-based exercises.

Cllr Carl Sherwood, cabinet member for safer, stronger rural communities, said: “Swimming is a valuable life skill for people of all ages, important for safety and both physical and mental health.

“Across the whole of North Lincolnshire there are a range of facilities available to people to keep themselves fit and healthy, to keep their children entertained with our free-swimming sessions during summer and often, just as a place to stay connected to friends and family.”

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