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New facilities at Abbey Fields given the go ahead


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Plans for a multi-million-pound upgrade of Abbey Fields Swimming Pool have been given the green light. 


Following approval by Warwick District Council’s Planning Committee on 14 September, work is set to start early next year to create a brand-new facility. This will include the addition of a second indoor pool with an adjoining sun terrace and a new ‘National Trust style’ café that park users can access. 


Warwick District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Culture, Tourism and Leisure, Councillor Liam Bartlett, commented:


“This is great news for the people of Kenilworth and the whole District, and we are delighted that we can now move forward with our plans to transform an old and outdated facility into something far more in keeping with its magnificent backdrop.


“The additional year-round pool space will help to meet the demand locally for more swimming lessons and will be welcomed by schools and swimming clubs, as well as less confident swimmers, organisers of children’s parties and disabled users.” 


Everyone Active’s Contract Manager, Gareth Wagg, added: “We are really excited that the new plans for Abbey Fields Swimming Pool will now be realised, allowing us to expand our swimming lesson programmes and sessions. 


Water activities are hugely beneficial for a variety of health conditions, and the new site will allow us to enable access to those who have previously been unable to use the facilities.”


Further updates on the next stage of the Abbey Fields redevelopment plans will be made available on the Warwick District Council website.


Written by: David Watkins

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