Congleton Paddling Pool opens for the summer this Saturday (28th)
Congleton’s Paddling Pool will open for the summer season at 10am on Saturday 28th May and if recent weather report of a ‘Hottest Summer for 100 years’ prove true it could be a really busy season!
As is traditional, the Town Council will open the Paddling Pool on the Saturday before the late May Bank Holiday. The pool will then remain open every dry day from 10am – 6pm until at least Sunday 11th September.
The Paddling Pool is run by Congleton Town Council. It is a free facility for children aged 11 and under and can be found in Park Road, next to Daneside Theatre and close to the Town’s beautiful Victorian Park.
Town Mayor, Cllr David Brown said: “Congleton Paddling Pool is a very special place. There are only a few councils in the UK that have kept their paddling pools open – and we are very proud to be one of them! We regularly hear stories from grandparents and parents who have fond memories of using the pool when they were children!”
Over the past few years Congleton Town Council has invested significantly in the paddling pool, resurfacing the pool and the surrounding paths, adding a toilet block with baby changing facilities and a drinking water fountain.
The Town Council has employed a team of summer Paddling Pool Attendants, and one will always be present when the pool is open. The attendants wear light blue polo shirts, have keys to the toilets and first aid box and are the first point of contact for any queries regarding the pool. All children using the Paddling Pool must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
For safety reasons users are asked not to take food and drink into the water and to make sure that all litter is put in the bins. Bikes, dogs, glass and alcohol are not allowed at the pool. Parents are asked to respect local residents and park in the Town Centre or at the Park if driving to the pool. On-Street parking on much of Park Road is now residential only or restricted.