Hindley Pool

We are delighted to have been appointed by Wigan Council to take over the management of Hindley Pool on a temporary basis.

We know you’ve got lots of questions so we’ve put a handy Frequently Asked Questions guide together. Click here.

The pool was legally transferred back to Wigan Council on Tuesday 18 September. We will manage the site on a temporary basis while a formal management agreement is put in place.

Hindley Phoenix, a community group, had been running the pool since 2013 but the group disbanded early in September and insolvency practitioners called in.

Leader of the council, Cllr David Molyneux, said: “The good news for residents is the pool will be reopened and as Inspiring healthy lifestyles already manage the majority of our leisure services in Wigan and Leigh they are ready to move in and start operating.

“As part of the Deal, we’re committed to supporting people to live healthier, happier lives and we will be investing in Hindley Pool and adding to the wonderful leisure offer we have in the borough.”

Managing Director of Inspiring healthy lifestyles Pete Burt said: “We are delighted to be appointed as the new operators of Hindley Pool and look forward to the agreement being finalised.

“In the meantime we’re putting together an exciting programme which will see an increase in the amount of time people can access the pool for casual swimming, there will also be more classes available on our Learn To Swim programme and we’ll also be accommodating more club swimming as well as current school bookings.

“We already manage Hindley Leisure Centre which means pool users and gym users will get greater opportunities to access health and fitness opportunities at both sites.”

Now that the lease has been returned to Wigan Council as part of the legal process Inspiring healthy lifestyles will be legally entitled enter the premises and take a view on the condition of the facility and calculate how long any required maintenance will take to re-open Hindley Pool safely for customers to enjoy.

Mr Burt added: “We know how highly the local community value their swimming pool and we’ll work round the clock to open it at the earliest possible opportunity.”

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q) When will Hindley Pool re-open?

A) The pool lease legally returned to Wigan Council on Tuesday 18 September.

Now this legal process has taken place we will be able to enter the premises and take a view on the condition of the facility and calculate how long any required pool maintenance will take to re-open Hindley Pool safely for customers to enjoy.

We will do our utmost to re-open as soon as possible.

Q) Will the pool programme change.

A) We’re just finalising the new pool programme and, yes, we are changing it. The improvements to the programme will mean an increase in the amount of time people can access the pool for casual swimming, there will also be more classes available on our Learn To Swim programme and we’ll also be accommodating more club swimming as well as current school bookings.

The programme won’t change dramatically to make these changes but a small number of slots will be pushed back to accommodate the new programme.

Q) Will much will it cost to swim at Hindley Pool.

A) Our pricing structure will reflect that of our other pools in Wigan and Leigh. Casual swim will be the same as the previous operator at £3.80. A single swim for a child/concession will actually be 10p cheaper. For our full pricing guide visit inspiringhealthylifestyles.org/wigan/leisure-centres/prices/

Q) Will there be an unlimited swim membership available.

A) You can enjoy unlimited access to gyms, pools and exercise classes with any of our Peak, Off Peak, Family, Joint or Student Memberships. What’s more, you can also use any Inspiring healthy lifestyles leisure centre as part of your membership.

For our full pricing guide visit inspiringhealthylifestyles.org/wigan/leisure-centres/prices

Q) How do I book onto swimming lessons at Hindley Pool?

A) Please register your interest by telephoning us on 01942 828 508 or complete our online form

Alternatively, you can go directly to Hindley Leisure Centre and book straight onto the programme.

Q) Will my child’s lesson time and teacher change.

A) We will do our utmost to accommodate individual needs, please contact us to discuss any specific requirements. We’ll be introducing some of the best practices from our pools across Wigan and Leigh, so we can promise that we will certainly look to improve outcomes and results of everyone on the Learn To Swim programme.

Q) I have a Peak/Off Peak membership with IHL, will I be able to use Hindley Pool in future as part of my memberships.

A) Yes you can!

Q) Will the opening hours of the pool change.

A) Yes, we’ll be opening longer. We’ll be publishing our new programme and opening hours soon.

Q) I previously had a block booking at Hindley Pool, who do I contact to enquire about returning?

A) Please email us at swimming@ihlmail.org or call in to Hindley Leisure Centre to discuss.

Q) Will you be employing the staff who used to work at the pool.

A) We take great pride in employing people from within the communities where we operate. We will be contacting previous employees of Hindley Phoenix to see if they would like to discuss employment opportunities within Inspiring healthy lifestyles.

Q) I booked swimming lessons with Hindley Phoenix before they went into liquidation will I get my money back?

A) Any queries about monies owed to you, linked to the insolvency of Hindley Phoenix should be referred to Hindley Phoenix directly, or:

Paul A Palmer  FCCA, FABRP, FIPA, Director & Licensed Insolvency Practitioner

Bartle House | Oxford Court | Manchester | M2 3WQ

Tel: 0161 914 9256

Mobile: 07702 217162

Q) I’m owed money for work completed at the pool. Who will pay me?

A) Any queries about monies owed to you, linked to the insolvency of Hindley Phoenix should be referred to Hindley Phoenix directly, or:

Paul A Palmer  FCCA, FABRP, FIPA, Director & Licensed Insolvency Practitioner

Bartle House | Oxford Court | Manchester | M2 3WQ

Tel: 0161 914 9256

Mobile: 07702 217162

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