Help the Wirksworth Swimming Pool trustees to develop a pool that best meets the needs of local residents / pool users.
Take a look at an architect’s sketch of how the pool building and facilities could look in the future, and give your views and ideas in our questionnaire.
Click here to take part
If you use Wirksworth Swimming Pool, or have an interest in its future, the Wirksworth Swimming Pool Trustees would like your views on how to develop the pool building and facilities for the future.
The trustees will be hosting a consultation morning during the Farmers’ market in Wirksworth on Saturday 3rd November 2012, and the team will be located in the Memorial hall.
Please come along and have your say. It is hoped ideas from the community can be put together to design plans for updating the pool building and creating a fundraising campaign to shape the pool’s future.
Community get together, to support big cleaning project for Channel 4 series.
Volunteers of all ages gathered at Wirksworth Swimming Pool early on Sunday morning (2nd September 2012) to give the facility a deep clean. The day was organised as part of filming by television production company Betty, for a new series to air on Channel 4 in early 2013 about obsessive compulsive cleaners.
Every inch of Wirksworth Swimming Pool was given attention: from cleaning bathrooms to pressure washing floors and litter picking around the building.
A lockable buggy shelter was also donated, as part of the filming, and a kind group of local tradespeople gave up time and worked tirelessly to excavate the foundations and erect the shelter.
Wirksworth Swimming Pool Manager Glyn Booth comments: “It was really wonderful to see so many people coming together for the community clean. We had help from lots of different sections of the community: Wirksworth Scouts, Wirksworth Colts U16 Girls, local businesses, tradespeople, pool users, support from Wirksworth Rotary and even the pool’s trustees could be found on their knees scrubbing away! It isn’t possible to name everyone here who helped, but I would like to extend my deepest thanks to all those who took part.”
Glyn continues: “I would also like to thank users of the pool for their support, patience and understanding. We had to close for four days during filming and were only able to give limited details about the project.”
Wirksworth Swimming Pool Trustee, Suzanne Beech adds: “I would like to reiterate Glyn’s thanks to the community. The generosity of local people never ceases to amaze me. As a charitable business every bit of support makes a real difference. The pool looks really good, just in time for the return of school swimming and our next course of learn to swim lessons.”
For more details on Wirksworth Swimming Pool call: 01629 825704.
Thanks to everyone who submitted designs for our design a logo competition.
We had almost 50 entries. Designs by 10 local school children have been shortlisted and now, to select the finalists, we need your help.
All ten designs are on display in Wirksworth Leisure Centre, Post Office and Medical Centre from now until 12th March, so please pop along and vote for your favourite design.
If you are a facebook user you can also vote by visiting http://www.facebook.com/wirksworthswimmingpool
Vote on facebook by clicking ‘Like’ on your favourite design in the Logo Competition Designs Album.
After the 12th March 2012 all votes on facebook will be combined with the paper votes from the community venues and the three most popular designs will be given to the pool trustees to select a winner.
Good luck to all our little designers.
Here you can read the business plan proposed for Wirksworth Pool in community ownership and run by a charitable company for the benefit of the community. The history of the pool is outlined, and the current situation of the pool is summarised, particularly its financial performance, current levels of usage and physical condition. Based on discussions with the Wirksworth Pool working group, a vision, aims, objectives and critical success factors for the plan are identified. Suggestions are made about how the current business model could be improved and developed, how the pool might be managed and staffed, and marketed. Information is presented showing financial projections for the first three years of trading as a stand alone enterprise. A suggested process for management and financial transfer is suggested. Longer term aims and objectives are identified.