Families in a Ripon swimming club were looking forward to being able to use the pool at the state-of-the-art Jack Laugher Leisure Centre. However, they were left shocked after the council offered them space — but only if they stumped up £12,500 a year.
Members of a historic club that teaches children how to swim in Ripon say they are "mortified" they won't be able to use the city's £15m new pool after Harrogate Borough Council tripled its fee to use it, effectively outpricing them. Ripon City Swimming Club began by...
A Pilates and yoga studio that aims to bring ‘a London feel’ to Harrogate has opened in an old chapel on Skipton Road. Alicja Palutkiewicz has launched Empowered Movement Space, which specialises in Reformer Pilates.
Harrogate Borough Council gave the green light for a major refurbishment of The Hydro today. The plan will include building a new two-storey extension onto the facility.
Hundreds of people watched the annual event at Hampsthwaite cricket ground on New Year’s Day, which was cancelled last year due to covid restrictions.
Big improvements are in the pipeline for council-run leisure centre in Ripon, Knaresborough and Harrogate. But mounting costs – and fears about sinkholes – have rarely been far from the news in 2021.
Harrogate Borough Council officers have recommended that a major refurbishment of Harrogate’s Hydro swimming pool is approved. The plan would include building a new two-storey extension onto the facility.
The six-lane pool on Dallamires Lane was due to open on December 8 but the council said on Friday this had been been delayed to an unconfirmed date in January because a fault with the lining of the pool had been found during testing.
Harrogate Borough Council has been criticised for a lack of drinks facilities at the town’s Hydro swimming pool. The authority said it was looking to improve the centre’s cafe as part of an investment in the pool.
The council voted unanimously last night to open the top floor of the new leisure centre and the adjoining swimming pool next month. But the ground floor could remain closed for nine months while work on a void, which appeared last year, is carried out.
They have urged Harrogate Borough Council to postpone a decision on the leisure centre tonight after a newly released report revealed the Dallamires Lane site could be permanently plagued by the threat of sinkholes.
The six-lane pool on Dallamires Lane is due to open next month. The council said this week it planned to carry out ‘ground remedial works and a thorough investigation programme’ of the adjoining leisure centre site following the discovery of a void.
Harrogate Borough Council says the map will be part of ‘ground remedial works and a thorough investigation programme’ at the leisure centre following the discovery of a void in the ground.