Temporary arrangements confirmed following pool closures at PEAK
Active Stirling have announced an alternative public programme, for those affected by the closure of swimming pools at the PEAK.
Major repair work is required, after problems were found in the concrete layers of the main pool, which will be closed until March 2019.
Arrangements have been made with several local schools, the University of Stirling and even facilities in the Falkirk area.
They’ve secured access to Stirling High and Bannockburn High swimming pools, public swimming and aquafit classes at Stirling University and public swimming at McLaren Leisure.
Active Stirling have also agreed arrangements with Falkirk Community Trust and access to swimming pools at The Mariner Centre, Denny High School and Grangemouth Sports Complex.
Members will be able to swim at any of the pools for free – or will be given the option to freeze their membership until the pools at the PEAK re-open.
Andrew Bain, Active Stirling Chief Executive said, “We appreciate it has taken some time in conjunction with many partners, to co-ordinate a comprehensive programme for swimming and access to other facilities across Stirling and Falkirk and that customers have had to wait to hear what options there are for swimming whilst The PEAK pools are closed until March 2019.
“We hope this programme will go some way to meeting demand so there exists as many opportunities as possible for public swimming, learn to swim customers, swimming for members and aqua fitness classes.”
Councillor Chris Kane, Convenor of the Community Planning and Regeneration Committee added, “I’m sure this information will come as a relief to Active Stirling’s customers who have been patiently waiting for this clarity.
“The extended closure of the pool was a unique situation where there was no simple or quick solution to bring forward such a comprehensive reprovision of swimming.
“Thankfully these arrangements have now been finalised and we will continue to work with Active Stirling during this period of unforeseen closure to ensure we reach the target to reopen in March next year.”