Energise roof repair bill to hit £250,000

Energise swimming pool

The Energise sports centre roof needs to be replaced according to Council officials.

There have been problems with leaks for some months. Temporary repairs have proved to be ineffective.

The centre is now being run by GLL on behalf of the Council.

The replacement roofing work will be undertaken later in the year. It is not expected that the centre will close while the work is undertaken.

The new Energise pool was opened in 2009.

 

Yearsley pool saved yet again

But competing pool at Monks Cross still in Council’s plans

Yearsley Pool

The Council has confirmed that the Yearsley swimming pool will continue to operate until at least 2024.  Opening hours will reduce to 91 per week although this will impact on very few existing users. Provision has been made for continued use by local swimming clubs.

The pool will be run by the Council’s leisure partners GLL who are also set to run other facilities in York including Energise and any facilities provided at the Community Stadium site in Monks Cross.

The Council will continue to provide a subsidy of £300,000 a year to offset the running costs of the Yearsley Pool. Nestle have agreed that users can continue to use the adjacent car park.

The future of the pool has been at risk since the last Labour administration in the City announced grand plans for a site in Monks Cross which left no funding for Yearsley.

. While the short-term future of Yearsley now seems secure, the Council is going ahead with building another public swimming pool at Monks Cross. This means that – with the huge new pool now in use at the Sports Village, a pool on the east of the City at Energise together with numerous private pools at sports clubs, hotels and schools – the City will exceed the recommended amount of leisure water facilities. supported by Sport England.

The medium term viability of the financial package may therefore be in some doubt.