Building work is underway to improve facilities for children, families, older swimmers, and swimmers with disabilities at Faversham’s much loved swimming pools, Faversham Pools.
The project will fund various ways for the Pools to become more accessible to all swimmers, including those with disabilities and elder swimmers. This month, the first stage beings and works to re-surface the ground around the outdoor pool area has begun at the site on Leslie Smith Drive, Faversham.
The project, which is being funded by a £60,730 grant from FCC Communities Foundation will provide a new resin surface around the outdoor pool, a refurbished first aid room, an accessible toilet and two new digital display screens for the reception area which will display key pool information.
The new resin surface around the outdoor pools will provide much better grip and durability. It will reduce the likelihood of slips and provide a softer surface for children and older swimmers.
Jon Lazenby, General Manager of the Pools is excited that the project is starting to take shape and says:
“It’s great to see our vision for this vital community facility moving closer to becoming a reality. We are extremely grateful to the FCC Communities Foundation for the funding, and we are looking forward to welcoming our community to the new, improved space once the work is complete.”
FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community project through the Landfill Communities Fund.
Richard Smith, FCC Communities Foundation Senior Grant Manager, says:
“It’s always nice to see something we have funded start to take shape. We’re delighted to be supporting such a worthwhile project and look forward to it benefitting swimmer across Faversham.”
The multi-pool complex in the heart of Faversham’s town centre and is open to swimmers of all abilities, year-round. The Pools will remain open while the work takes place and information on opening times and prices can be found on the website www.favershampools.com