Congleton Paddling Pool open for the summer
With temperatures set to soar over the summer months (yes, a second heatwave is expected apparently), Congleton Town Council is expecting record numbers of people to visit Congleton Paddling Pool this year.
The popular paddling pool, on Park Road in Congleton, officially opened for the summer season on Saturday 27th May.
It will now remain open, weather permitting, every day from 10am-6pm until Sunday 10th September.
Thanks to an investment of £8,000 by Congleton Town Council the Congleton Paddling Pool has a new ‘sandy colour’ this year as well as an anti-slip surface around edge of the pool and a new blue surface to the pool.
The paddling pool is run and managed by Congleton Town Council, and a paddling pool attendant who can be clearly identified in a light blue polo shirt will always be present when the pool is open.
The attendants have keys to the toilet facilities and first aid box and are there as a first point of contact for any queries regarding the pool.
The pool is designed for children aged 11 and under, and all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Facilities and development manager at Congleton Town Council, Chris Jones said: “Congleton Paddling Pool has been enjoyed by families with young children for many decades.
“It is a great facility and we hope that the summer 2017 season will be just as successful. We ask all users to be respectful of other users and of residents and businesses in the immediate vicinity.”
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 residential only or restricted and the Daneside Theatre Car Park is a private car park and not for use by Paddling Pool users.