Residents urged to contribute to plans for new swimming pool

A major investment for residents in Telford & Wrekin will be realised with a new swimming pool in the Dawley area.

Residents are currently being encouraged to share their views on what they would like to see at the new facility and what would influence their use of it. 

The investment from Telford & Wrekin Council is in addition to a wider £1million into leisure and activities to support the borough to recover from the COVID 


Councillor Shaun Davies, Leader of Telford & Wrekin Council said: “For lots of us, the pandemic has taken its toll on our physical or our mental health. Swimming 

can help with this. The stats are actually quite startling. Swim England research shows that swimmers feel 6.4x healthier than non-swimmers and that this is comparable to 

feeling 12 years younger. We’re proud to be investing in a brand new pool that will bring such significant health benefits to people by making swimming more accessible. I’d like to encourage as many people in and around Dawley as possible to get involved and shape our plans.”

Councillor Eileen Callear, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Visitor Economy commented: “This investment is about making a real impact on people’s lives, 

helping to tackle big issues such as obesity, mental wellbeing and loneliness as well as an opportunity for people to just have some fun. The pool will benefit many generations into the future, so if you live in the Dawley area, please do complete the survey.”

Local residents in the Dawley, Aqueduct, Malinslee and Dawley Bank together with the surrounding  areas of Horsehay, Doseley, Lawley and The Rock area can access the online survey or can call in to Phoenix Sports and Leisure Centre, Duce Drive, Dawley, Telford TF4 3JS to pick up a form, opening hours for this facility can be found on the website

The online survey is open until Monday 8 November 2021.

For more information on the current leisure offer within the borough, including the range of membership offers and sites, contact the team online. Councillors Davies and Callear were joined poolside by Councillors Ian Preece and Kuldip Sahota.

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