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Arun Council Receives Funding Boost For Swimming Pool Improvements

Arun District Council has secured £135,470 for energy-efficiency improvements at two swimming pools in the district.

It's after a successful bid to the government’s Swimming Pool Support Fund, which provided a total of £80 million to local authorities in England.

Littlehampton Wave, operated by Freedom Leisure on behalf of the council, will receive £45,070 to be used for photo voltaic (PV) panels to be installed on the roof of the swimming pool.

Run by Arundel and Downland Community Leisure Trust, Arundel Lido will receive the remaining £90,400 to fund a new pool cover and PV panels. 

The money is part of a £20 million national fund being delivered by Sport England for energy efficiency savings at swimming pools in response to increased operating costs.

Councillor Carol Birch, Chair of the Housing and Wellbeing Committee at Arun District Council, said:

“Sport England received 726 applications last October, and therefore we are really pleased that our bid to improve the energy efficiency of two of our public swimming pools were successful.

“This funding is gratefully received and will support the council's 2022-2030 Carbon Neutral Strategy and improve the wellbeing of our residents.”

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