Faversham Pools is pleased to announce refurbishments to their outdoor pool area, disabled toilet and first aid room are now complete following a £60,000 funding boost from the FCC Communities Foundation.
The funding enabled various projects which have allowed the pool to become more accessible, including a new resin surface around the outdoor pool area, a renovated first aid room and accessible toilet and digital display screens in reception.
Jon Lazenby, Faversham Pools General Manager is delighted the project is now complete. He says, “The resin surface looks fantastic and provides a much safer surface for children and elderly swimmers than the paving we had previously. Swimmers have commented how nice the floor feels on their feet, especially when it is cold outside. The new surface also allows wheelchair users to get right to the pool edge, providing greater accessibility and the new floor markings and different colour sections help identify hazards as well as providing lifeguards with clearly defined zones. Our disabled toilet and first aid room had become dated, so we welcome the refurbishments. Both rooms are now a lot brighter and more welcoming. We are also pleased to have digital display screens at reception as not all our swimmers have access to social media or our websites. We can now display all relevant information on site, so everyone has access to it. On behalf of the team here at Faversham Pools, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the FCC Communities Foundation for their support. We hope we can use the success of this project as a catalyst to achieve much more in terms of securing future funding for the greater development of our facilities.
FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community projects through the Landfill Communities Fund.
Richard Smith, FCC Communities Foundation spokesperson says, It’s wonderful to see something we have funded finally open and ready to make such a difference to swimmers around Faversham. FCC Communities Foundation is always happy to consider grant applications for projects that benefit local communities, and this is a great example of what can be achieved.”