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Longer opening hours for Abbey Meadow pool

on Wed, 25/07/2018 - 10:03pm

Abingdon’s Abbey Meadow outdoor pool will be open for longer on weekdays after proving to be a huge hit since its £1.3million refurbishment by Vale of White Horse District Council.

Since it reopened on 16 June, the pool has hosted more than 13,000 swims with many sessions fully booked. The exceptional weather combined with the popularity of the new facilities has prompted the council, following discussions with GLL - which runs the pool on the council’s behalf - to announce it will extend the pool’s opening hours.

From Thursday 2 August the pool will open from 8.30am until 7pm, Monday to Friday – that’s an extra half an hour in the morning and an extra hour in the evening, which the council hopes will give people more time to swim.

Vale of White Horse District Council has invested in the rebuilding work which included joining two pool tanks to create one large L-shaped pool. It now features a beach-style gently sloping walk-in area that provides easy access for young children and for visitors with disabilities. There is also a deep-water area for more experienced swimmers.

For more information on the pool please see GLL website (click).

From an article on the Vale's website; see the original <here>.