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manchester aquatics centre refurbishment update

Manchester City Council has confirmed the closure date for Manchester Aquatics Centre so that the significant multi-million pound refurbishment of the centre can begin. The refurbishment scheme has been designed to maintain and grow the centre’s aquatics and health and fitness programmes for the next 20 years. This will include upgrade works to all areas of the centre including: - All swimming pools - Fitness suites including all gyms and studios - Leisure Water - Cafe - Health Suites - Changing Place – accessible changing provision to meet the needs of disabled people The refurbishment will introduce new digital and sustainable technologies helping to make the centre more energy efficient and to provide a more modern and efficient building in the long term.   The works will be split into phases to enable a reduced programme of public swimming to continue at all times. During the first phase the training pool will remain open for limited sessions.   The gyms, studio, health suite, main pool, diving pool and café will close from end of day Friday 26th November 2021 until late spring 2023.   The reduced programme of public swimming in the Training Pool will be available from Wednesday 8th December 2021 and sessions can be booked via the Better UK app and online at www.better.org.uk/book Members will be contacted directly with information about their membership during the closure period. We’ve got a huge range of alternative centres across Manchester that the local community can use during the closure including Sugden Sports Centre, conveniently located just 100m away. TAKE A LOOK AT THE LIST OF ALTERNATE CENTRES OFFERING SWIMMING. click the links to learn more  Moss Side Leisure Centre, Moss Lane East, Moss Side, Manchester M15 5NN   Hough End Leisure Centre, 480 Princess Road, Manchester, M20 1HD   Whalley Range Stadium,  11-18 Wilbraham Rd, Manchester M16 8GW Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre, Yew Tree Avenue, Manchester, M19 3PH   Belle Vue Leisure Centre, Kirkmanshulme Lane, Manchester M12 4TF   East Manchester Leisure Centre, Grey Mare Lane,  Manchester, M11 3ND   North City Family & Fitness Centre, Upper Conran Street, Harpurhey, Manchester, M9 4DA We would like to apologise for any inconvenience the closure may cause but reassure you that the refurbishment will enable improved access to high quality, affordable leisure facilities for more Manchester residents.

wythenshawe 'heart & soul' project

'A new urban trail for the people of Woodhouse Park'   The Community Research Team has been working on how to make Woodhouse Park a healthier place since the Summer of 2021. They produced an exciting ‘Vision for a Healthier Woodhouse Park’ and presented it to 150 local residents last October for feedback. In 2022, the team has decided to make some of the ideas into reality, starting with the Walking Trail.   Heart & Soul Wellbeing Trail is a permanent, multi-purpose, around 5-mile (8.4 kilometre) walking trail, shaped like a figure of eight, stretching across the Woodhouse Park area.   It has been designed for everyone, to help local people get out and about and enjoy walking. It’s for young people, families, older people and disabled people. It links up different areas and community facilities in Woodhouse Park – including schools, shops, parks, leisure facilities and woods.   It can be walked in short, easy sections, or you can walk the whole thing, if you’re more adventurous!   The Walking Trail is in its first trial phase and we have made a paper map, which will be available for download soon or picked up various places in Woodhouse Park including Lifestyle Centre, The Forum and Woodhouse Park Family Centre.   The map shows five routes, but you can walk it however you like. They are: the whole trail, Little Loop, Big Loop, Parks Route and Woods Route. YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE FULL WELLBEING TRAIL MAP HERE OR CHECK OUT THE PHOTO GUIDE TO THE WALKING TRAIL HERE september 2022: We’d really like to hear what you think about the new Walking Trail. We are also looking for new members to join the Community Research Team. In September, we will be holding Heart & Soul workshops continue to develop and improve the Trail, as well as starting on new projects to make Woodhouse Park a healthier place. Get in touch with us to go on our mailing list, to find out workshop dates.

free swimming in manchester

During the Christmas school holidays, Manchester under 17s can swim for free during designated public general swim sessions over the school holidays and at weekends during term time, and Manchester Over 60s can continue to swim for free during any designated public general swim session, anytime. Christmas holiday dates: Monday 19 December 2022 to Monday 2 January 2023 Free Swimming sessions can be enjoyed at various MCRactive swimming pools across Manchester. Subject to availability. Participating pools include; - Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre - East Manchester Leisure Centre - Hough End Leisure - North City Family & Fitness Centre - Moss Side Leisure Centre - Wythenshawe Forum CAN YOU SWIM? Every week, we welcome 7,200+ young people into our pools to learn to swim every week - the highest number ever achieved in Manchester, helping them become confident swimmers before they leave school. If you're interested in learning to swim, locate your nearest pool below to find availability to suit you; - Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre - East Manchester Leisure Centre - Hough End Leisure - North City Family & Fitness Centre - Moss Side Leisure Centre - Wythenshawe Forum