It’s almost time to dig out your trunks and swimming costumes with the re-opening of Woodstock Pool just two weeks away.
The pool has been closed since 2019 due to the impact of COVID-19 but is now in the process of being cleaned and restored to pristine condition thanks to a team led by Craig Robins, General Manager of the Windrush Leisure Centre in Witney, ready for the first swimmers to take the plunge on 22 July.
Cllr Jane Doughty, Cabinet Member for Customer Delivery, said: “This is fantastic news, and I would like to thank the team from our leisure contractor GLL for doing such a fantastic job to get it ready in time for the school holidays.
“Swimming is such a fantastic way of getting fit and enjoying yourself at the same time. I am sure everyone of all ages will have a great time, and I would encourage as many people as possible to book their place in advance.”
Prices will be frozen at 2019 levels to encourage more residents and visitors to use the pool as part of the Council’s wider ambitions to help improve health and wellbeing across communities.
Once re-opened, the pool will remain operating until 01 September. Opening hours will be 7.00am to 7.00pm on weekdays, and 9.00am to 5.00pm at weekends.
Early bird and group discounts will be available, along with special promotions such as ‘Kids for £1’ in some sessions.
John Busby, Partnership Manager for GLL in West Oxfordshire, said: ‘’We are looking forward to welcoming back our customers to Woodstock Outdoor Pool. The centre is a great location for all the family this summer holiday.’’
All bookings are being managed through the online ticketing platform, which will enable tickets to be pre-sold to avoid congestion at the reception counter. Customers who cannot book online will be able to make advance bookings secured with payment at reception.
The facility will fully comply with COVID-19 national and local guidelines at the time of opening.