New boss for evolving swimming pool

A NEW manager has been appointed at Wirksworth Swimming Pool as it continues its transfer to becoming a charitable business.

Glyn Booth used to be the owner/manager of Swim School Chesterfield and has considerable experience of pool management.

Of his appointment, he said: “I am delighted to take up the challenge of developing the services and facilities at Wirksworth pool. I’m under no illusions about the amount of work required to bring the pool up to standard, and I’d ask the community to work with myself and the new trustees.”

The pool is currently operated by Derbyshire Dales District Council but is set to be transferred to Wirksworth Swimming Pool, a charitable business being established to run the facility after Easter. To volunteer at the pool, ring 01629 820221.