St George's Community Hydrotherapy Pool
New Hydrotherapy Pool
Latest update on Peterborough's new community hydrotherapy pool - January 2018
Following a positive public consultation on 8th November, the planning application for a new community hydrotherapy pool, with Heltwate School PE1 5FQ, is now available to view on Peterborough City Council's website - www.peterborough.gov.uk
The new pool will replace St George's Community Hydrotherapy Pool in 2019.
We are delighted to confirm that the design team has been working closely with St George's Friends and Service Users to try to ensure that the new pool will, as far as it possibly can, meet the needs of hydrotherapy users.
08 March 2017
For immediate release
Hydrotherapy pool statement
Councillor John Holdich, Leader of Peterborough City Council said:
“We are delighted to confirm that there will be a brand new community hydrotherapy pool in Peterborough that we aim to have open by September 2019. The current pool is well loved and used by a growing number of residents but is rapidly reaching the end of it’s life.
“We will be working closely with the pool’s steering and user groups to design a modern facility for the wider community.
"This is part of a wider plan to relocate Heltwate Special School to a new site in the city with extra pupil places and modern facilities, which will include the new pool.
“We are currently in discussions with the landowner of our preferred site for the school and we hope to be able to announce further details in the near future.”
News: 6th March 2017
Adrian Chapman, Peterborough City Council’s Service Director for Adult Services and Communities, has kindly sent the following key messages for pool users. Over the coming days and weeks, Adrian will keep these messages updated, so please watch this space!
"I am delighted to confirm that the council will be providing a brand new community hydrotherapy pool in Peterborough by mid-2019! We will be working closely with both the steering group and the user group to co-design the new facility so watch this space for news about how to get involved.
Users may notice some temporary use in the former Pupil Referral Unit part of the building in the near future. Exact details of who this will be are still being finalised, but I do not anticipate this affecting the pool-side of the building in any way. Again, as soon as I have them I'll share more details.”