Kenilworth's views sought on outdoor pool and Castle Farm plans
Residents of Kenilworth are being invited to share their views on Warwick District Council's plans to change the towns leisure facilities - including the outdoor pool and Castle Farm.
The council is deciding whether to keep the outdoor pool in Abbey Fields as it is or replace it with another indoor pool.
It is also looking to demolish Castle Farm Recreation Centre and replace it with a facility large enough for a sports hall with six badminton courts, a gym with around 80 stations and one or two studios for dance, fitness and other exercise.
The consultation opens on Monday October 22 and runs until Monday November 19.
And the council is holding several drop-in sessions for residents to speak to council officers about the plans.
Warwick District Council’s portfolio holder for culture, Cllr Michael Coker said: “In line with the huge improvements we have made to the leisure facilities in Leamington and Warwick, we want to offer the same high standards in Kenilworth.
"We would like as many people as possible to take this opportunity to give their feedback on the options we are proposing.”
Campaign group Restore Kenilworth Lido has already been putting pressure on the council to keep the outdoor pool, and hope they will consider an option to make it into a 25m lido.
Jane Green of Restore Kenilworth Lido said it was an historical asset that many people in the town love.
The full details of the planned changes to Kenilworth leisure centres can be seen here.
The drop in sessions are as follows:
Abbey Fields Swimming Pool
Monday October 22 – 6.30am to 9am
Wednesday October 24 – 4pm to 8pm
Thursday November 1 - 11am to 1pm
Saturday November 10 – 1pm to 4pm
Castle Farm Recreation Centre, Fishponds Road
Friday October 26 - 11.30am to 1.30pm
Monday October 29 - 7.30am to 10.30am
Wednesday October 31 - 6pm to 8pm
Meadow Community Sports Centre, Leyes Lane
Thursday October 25 - 6.30pm to 8pm
Jubilee House, Smalley Place
Wednesday November 7 – 6pm to 8pm.