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Buckfastleigh Swimming Pool grand re-opening

swimming pool openingBuckfastleigh swimming pool has been used by the community for many years but as it became rather dilapidated, the facility faced closure as after Teignbridge District Council announced it could not afford to run it. However, the local community formed a “Friends” group and successfully secured a Sport England grant for £75,000 for its refurbishment. As part of the grand re-opening, local residents and primary schools were asked to enter a competition which involved writing down their memories of the pool. Jasmine, a pupil from St Mary’s, won the competition out of all the entries received and her prize was to cut the ribbon and officially ‘open’ the new pool. Click on the link below to read her winning entry.

Swimming Pool Memories by Jasmine

 

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