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Formby Pool 10th Birthday celebrations and plans for a new Fitness Studio revealed

An open day at Formby pool took place on Friday 27th January. The centre was busy throughout the day with class taster sessions and special offers. Children were entertained with face painting, crafts and games.

A celebration event in the evening looked back at the origins of the pool, the developments since it has been open and recognised the contribution of everyone who contributed over the years. Patrick Moores spoke on behalf of Formby Land Trust and Andrew Walker on behalf of Sefton Council. David Kiernan the head of operations outlined achievements over the last 10 years including the popular swim school, GP referral and classes, Quest accreditation, and reduced carbon footprint. The mayor, Councillor Iain Brodie-Brown led a toast to Formby Pool past present and future and cut the birthday party cake that was enjoyed by all.

Dympna Edwards, chair of Formby Pool Trust announced that the trust plan to build a new fitness studio as part of the new 5 year strategy. She said "A fitness studio is what local people had asked for and this will enable us to offer more fitness classes and become more and more of a hub in the community".

David Kiernan head of operations said " The staff and customers are delighted with the proposals to build a new fitness studio. We will also be installing solar panels in 2017. Along with LED lighting and the pool cover installed in 2016 this will reduce our carbon footprint and make the pool more environmentally sustainable.

The new 10 year lease with Sefton council has been signed. Dympna Edwards acknowledged the support from partners in agreeing this extended lease. "As a charity we're here for local people and have Formby pool has enjoyed tremendous support from our local community. I would like to thank everyone, staff, partners, customers trustees and everyone who has contributed over the years to making this a success and we're looking forward to continuing this over the next 10 years and beyond.

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L to R Front Row: The Mayor Cllr Iain Brodie-Browne, Cllr. Catie Page, Dympna Edwards - Chair of Formby Pool Trust, David Kiernan - Head of Operations FPT, Sharon Crean - Trustee of FPT, Kerry Davies – Trustee of FPT, David Wilson - Trustee of FPT, Heather Davies - Community Development Officer of FPT, George Gee - Ex-Trustee of FPT

L to R Back Row: Roger Pontefract - Ex-Trustee of FPT, Andrew Walker of Sefton M.B.C., Bob Boylin - Ex-Chair of Formby Pool Trust, Alan Roberts - Ex-Chair of FPT, Bill Esterson MP, Patrick Moores of Formby Land Trust, Keith Millington - Ex-Trustee of FPT

The mayor, Councillor Iain Brodie-Brown led a toast to Formby Pool and cut the birthday cake

The Mayor,Councillor Iain Brodie-Brown doing his speech at the 10th birthday evening celebration

The Pool Red Squirrel got lots of smiles in M&S in Formby

The Luncheon Club were very happy to see the Formby Pool Red Squirrel

Four staff members and friendly faces that have worked with Formby Pool since opening ten years ago.

Photo left to right - Sharon Yates, Karen Bourhill, Liz Owen, and Linda Rostron

Formby Pool Trust, Elbow Lane, Formby, L37 4AB Tel: 01704 879366 Opening Times Monday – Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm Thursday – Friday 7:00am - 8:00pm Saturday – Sunday 8:00am - 4:00pm

For information about Formby Pool and their facilities, please go to their website:

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