Updated Statement on Marple Pool

Work is progressing on developing options for a replacement pool and leisure centre in Marple, which could also incorporate a range of other upgraded community facilities.

The Council is now in the final stages of appointing a technical team to move forward the next phase of the project. This work will develop a series of detailed designs.

In parallel with this, we are continuing to work on the funding model for a new centre and have already had preliminary discussions with potential external funders, including Sport England.

Although we are committed to providing a replacement pool and leisure centre in Marple, we do not want to raise expectations until we are confident that we have a range of options which are deliverable. Once we get to this stage, we will be carrying out a programme of engagement with local residents and other stakeholders.

We will provide a further update once we have appointed the technical team. We anticipate that this will be by the end of July.