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Wednesday 22 March

£22,500 investment to prepare for summer

Work to revamp Sheerness paddling pool starts today.

Swale Borough Council is investing £22,500 in the paddling pool to make sure it’s ready for another summer of fun.

The works are being carried out after problems with the water management system arose last year, due to the pumping system struggling to cope with grass and mud from the landscaping of the site.

The improvements include replacing the water management equipment, resurfacing the grass mound, and repairing safety surfaces, playground equipment and the pool liner.

Cllr David Simmons, cabinet member for environment and rural affairs at the council, said:

"It’s great to see the works getting underway so soon. We’re keen to get them completed as soon as possible so families and visitors can continue to enjoy this much-loved facility."

Most of the site will be fenced off until the works are completed, and to avoid heavy machinery being moved around during the school holidays, the work will be paused during the Easter holidays.

Unfortunately, due to the improvement works, the paddling pool won’t be open as usual during the Easter bank holiday weekend, but it is hoped will be ready to welcome families back in early May.

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