About Wirksworth Swimming Pool
In 2009, Rural Action Derbyshire (RAD) and Derbyshire Dales CVS (DDCVS) were commissioned by Derbyshire Dales District Council (DDDC) and the Anthony Gell Foundation to write a report about the usage of Wirksworth Swimming Pool. After considering the findings of the report, DDDC commissioned RAD / DDCVS to produce a Business Plan for the pool to be run by an independent community organisation.
A stakeholder / working group was established and that group evolved in to a number of willing trustees, who formed a charitable business and took ownership of the pool in April 2012.
Wirksworth Swimming Pool today
Today the pool operates as a charity, providing opportunities for swimming and other water-based activities to the people of Wirksworth and surrounding areas, particularly for young people, people with disabilities and older people.
Our Trustees are a diverse team of people. Many are users of the pool, be it directly or through family members, all have different skills-sets, business and/or academic backgrounds and most of all, a passion for developing our pool in to a great community facility. Working for the Trustees is a dedicated Pool Manager and team of swimming instructors and support staff.
When the pool transferred to a charity, we received financial support to help operate in our first years. This money ends in 2015 and we must be self-financing for the pool to survive. We already have many loyal customers but need to encourage more pool users to ensure we cover costs once the funding ends.
You can help by using the pool or supporting us in one of the many different ways listed on this page.
Please help us retain and develop this fantastic community facility.