The pools at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre will reopen on Monday 11 March following the completion of essential maintenance works, which were carried out to protect the long-term future of the facility.
To celebrate, Everyone Active and Solihull Council are hosting a free family fun day on Saturday 16 March from 12pm – 5pm.
The event is open to the whole community and will give visitors the opportunity to make a splash in the newly-reopened pools during free family fun swim sessions and inflatable parties. Swimmers can also enjoy the improved pool-side changing rooms, which include renovated showers, toilets and vanity areas, as well as updated lockers and cubicles.
A host of other free activities will be available on the day, including tennis sessions, virtual group exercise classes and fitness challenges. Children will also be kept entertained with bouncy castles and games in the sports hall.
The pool improvement project was led by Solihull Council with support from its new sports and leisure partners, Everyone Active. The open day is being held to mark its successful completion.
Solihull Council’s Cabinet Member for Tourism, Leisure and Sport, Cllr Joe Tildesley, said: “The temporary closures of the pools have been necessary so that we could carry out essential maintenance work. By making the investment now we have ensured their long term future. We’ve also used the shutdown to make some other improvements which visitors will benefit from. Local residents and regular visitors have been extremely patient so I would urge them to accept our invitation to the free fun day – it’s our way of saying thank you.”
Wayne Desmond, Everyone Active’s contract manager, said: “We are delighted that the pools will be back up and running on Monday 11 March. This was the first major maintenance project to be carried out to the pools since they opened in 2007, and was essential to ensure they continue to cater for the community into the future.
“The open day gives us the opportunity to thank local people for their patience and support while the project has been ongoing. They can come and enjoy our brilliant facilities free of charge and see everything the centre has to offer.”
The pools temporarily closed in November to allow for ongoing issues with the poolside tiling to be resolved. Solihull Council and Everyone Active used the four months that the water was not in use to carry out a number of other upgrades to pool and changing areas.
For more information about the open day, please visit www.everyoneactive.com/news/tudorgrangeopenday