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Splashing Out In Ashton!
Monday 26th April, 2010

Splashing Out In Ashton!
Ashton Pool

ASHTON pool has reopened following a £700,000 refurbishment.

Following major structural work on the pool, the leisure centre now also boasts a modern reception area, improved lighting and new disabled facilities.

A family friendly unisex ‘changing village’ – with single, family and group changing cubicles – has also been introduced.

While a contemporary makeover has ensured the building, which originally opened in 1977, has been transformed into a “fresher, brighter and lighter” place to exercise.

Ashton Leisure Centre, Old Road, Ashton-In-Makerfield opened its doors on Monday 26 April following the seven month refurbishment.

Denise Grundy is Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust’s Senior Duty Manager at the centre.

She said: “The response so far has been overwhelmingly positive.
“It looks great and we’re very pleased and proud of what’s been achieved.
“It looks fresher, brighter and lighter and while much of the structural work won’t be noticed by the public the work has ensured future generations will be able to enjoy and reap the health benefits at this wonderful facility.”

Wigan was awarded a £700,000 grant for the redevelopment from Sport England because of its pioneering work introducing free swimming in Wigan and Leigh.

A free open day will be held at Ashton Leisure Centre on Saturday 8 May with a range of activities including soccer, aerobics classes, an aeromix class plus the offer of one month's membership free when customers sign up to direct debit membership.

A civic ceremony to mark the refurbishment is also being planned for later in the year.

For more information or to sign up for free swimming pick up a Lifestyle application form from Ashton Leisure Centre.

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