New accessible steps installed at Clacton Leisure Centre pool

Wednesday, 1 December, 2021
New accessible steps at Clacton Leisure Centre pool

New steps have been installed at the swimming pool in Clacton Leisure Centre to make the facility more accessible.

Previously those with some additional mobility needs had to use a hoist to enter and exit the water.

But now new adapted steps have been fitted, meaning the pool is easier for all to get into and out of.

Alex Porter, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism at Tendring District Council (TDC), which runs the centre, welcomed the addition.

“Swimming is a really good form of exercise, particularly for those who have differing mobility needs, and so it is important to us that the pool is accessible to all,” Councillor Porter said.

“These new steps will help this, and I hope encourage people to keep swimming and staying active.”

The hoist remains available for those who the steps cannot assist, while hoists remain in place at TDC’s other swimming pools at Walton-on-the-Naze – which also has a ramp – and Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles.

Councillor Porter added: “We will review accessibility at the other sites to see if we can improve access there too.”

Last updated on: 01/12/2021 - 12:49