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Settle Area Swimming Pool

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New solar panels help cut pool’s electric bill
23 Jun 2024

A second bank of solar panels has now been installed on the pool roof, generating more electricity and so helping cut our fuel bills.

The project was funded by the £21,000 grant awarded to the pool in the second round of the Swimming Pool Support Fund administered by Sport England. This round of funding was aimed at making pools across the country more energy efficient.

The installation of the new bank of panels took place in early June, meaning the effect will be felt immediately  during the summer months, when most electricity will be generated.

Thanks to Emma Lonsdale for the drone photographs showing the new bank of panels on the roof nearest the car park. 

Pool finances have also been boosted recently by the expected reduction in the latest gas bill as a result of the fall in wholesale gas prices.

An update on the overall state of pool finances will be given to the pool annual meeting to be held  in the fitSpace area on Thursday July 18 starting at 7pm

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POOL SEEKS NEW TRUSTEES.
22 Jun 2024

Settle Area Swimming Pool is looking for a number of new trustees.

Several of the group who saw through the major transformation of the pool in recent years have already stepped down and a number of others, including Colin Coleman the current chair, are due to do so at the annual meeting in July, which will mark the 50th anniversary of start of work on construction of the  building in 1974.

The main requirement for all trustees is a commitment to the continuing success of the pool as a resource for the whole community.

In addition each trustee is expected to bring a degree of experience and expertise that helps ensure the effective operation of the organisation.

The trustees are all volunteers and as such not paid, though where necessary they can claim out of pocket expenses.

At present the full board of trustees meets one evening a month at the pool, but much of the work is done through four groups. These deal with finance, facilities, people and publicity. Each group meets on a monthly basis with individuals undertaking various tasks between meetings.

Because the pool is a charitable incorporated organisation, trustees have certain important responsibilities but are not legally responsible for instance for any debts.

New trustees will be subject to election at the annual meeting  on  July 18 , as will those who have completed their three year term of office but wish to stay on.

If you are interested in becoming a trustee or just want to have a chat, without obligation get in touch the Ian Orton, the secretary through secretary@settleswimmingpool.co.uk or call him on 07841 577 991.

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POOL TO ADD TO SOLAR PANELS THANKS TO SPORT ENGLAND FUNDING
27 Mar 2024

The pool has received a grant of £20,000 as part of the second phase of the Sport England Swimming Pool Support Fund. This phase is specifically aimed at helping pools become more energy efficient and the Settle money will be used to extend our bank of solar panels, which have helped cut our electricity bill since being installed two years ago.

Commenting on the award pool chair Colin Coleman said: "We are delighted that Settle Pool has been successful in our bid for funding from the Sport England Swimming Pool Support Fund. This grant will enable us to add to our bank of solar panels and so both reduce our energy costs and make the pool more environmentally efficient.

"The award is a welcome boost to our efforts to address the serious financial problems that we have faced in recent months. We were of course disappointed that we did not receive funding in the first round of bids to the Swimming Pool Support Fund, which was aimed at helping pools facing rising costs, but have been heartened by the way the local community has rallied round to show their support for the pool in recent months.

“All our efforts to turn round a difficult financial situation are starting to bear fruit. We are by no means out of the wood and still need to make more efforts to ensure our long term future. But things are now looking better and this grant, whilst not directly related to day-to-day funding, does show a degree of support for the pool from this national body which is very welcome."

You can read the full Sport England announcement here: https://www.sportengland.org/news-and-inspiration/swimming-pool-support-fund-helps-facilities-prepare-future

The North Yorkshire Council statement is here: https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/news/2024/cash-awards-help-energy-efficiency-four-swimming-pools

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MERRY-GO-ROUND HELPS POOL MOVE FORWARD
26 Mar 2024

Settle Rotary Club President Colin Renwick joined pool manager Tash Ward on the new spin bikes now in use for classes at Settle Pool, to present a cheque for £2,000 resulting from the club’s recent Merry-Go-Round dinner, at which diners go from venue to venue for each course of a three course meal.

The donation is a further welcome boost to pool funds following the recent financial crisis, which at one time looked as though it might threaten the pool with imminent closure.

Tash said: “We are grateful to Settle Rotary for this generous donation. It not only helps us keep going but allows us to acquire equipment like the spinbikes that ensure we can offer more facilities for more groups and develop our standing as much more than just a pool.”

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Welcome back to Settle Pool - more than just a pool

We are EXCITED to invite you to our swimfitSpace, and café. The full timetable is here. Please click here to register for online booking. You can hire the pool and fitSpace together or separately for children's parties

Read about our new great value Membership Passes for swimming and fitSpace classes here

See highlights of our new Fundraising Events here

*** Donations for our charity shops should be taken to the container in the swimming pool car park on Tuesdays and Fridays 9.30am to 12.30pm ***

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How to book a session

You can make bookings online, on the telephone, or by walking into reception. Here's how we prioritise the different ways to make a booking...

Online bookings through the ClubRight App have top priority. This is on Apple and Google app stores
Bookings made over the telephone have next priority. Please call 01729 823626 weekdays between 10am - 12 noon
You can also walk in to the reception desk, and make a booking IF there is space

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