After securing a new, innovative leisure management contract for Houghton Regis Leisure Centre, Central Bedfordshire Council has invested to re-open the pool and also improve the pool-side facilities. Contractors have been working hard for the last few weeks and we are able to open the pool on a phased basis from Saturday, 26 July ready for the school summer holidays.
The new changing rooms are not complete so you will need to use the current dry-side facilities. As a result building works will be continuing over the coming weeks but the pool itself is ready for use. All other activities at the Leisure Centre remain unaffected.
Given the size of the pool, spaces are limited and activities will be restricted to certain numbers so look out for information at the centre or here on our website, as well as our the Centre’s website and social media. The first weekend’s activities (Saturday and Sunday, 26-27 July) are fully booked by community groups so the general timetable will be operational from Monday morning (28 July).
A general timetable (PDF 679KB) will be operating, offering casual swimming and some specific sessions for 50+, parent and child and 8-16 year olds. All sessions will have limited bather numbers (28) due to the amount of changing room space available and all sessions will be for one hour with a half hour gap in between, again due to limited changing space. The pool will be cleared after each session. If we find that this number is too small, we’ll up the bather allowance, within health and safety guidelines.
If construction work will affect people using the pool, we’ll make sure we update users beforehand.
Thank you for your patience while we’re carrying out works and we hope you enjoy the pool.
Last updated: 24th July
The Leisure Centre’s swimming pool has been temporarily closed, following some roof damage and leakage to that area of the centre. All other activities at Dunstable Leisure Centre are unaffected.
Notices are up at the Leisure Centre and in the carpark to advise customers of the temporary closure and specialist engineers will be visiting as soon as possible to review the damage and establish how and when this can be fixed.
Swimming is still available at other local pools, including Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre in Leighton Buzzard. For customers that have queries on swimming lessons or swimming memberships specifically, please contact the Centre directly on 01582 608107 to speak to a member of our team.
Thank you for your understanding in the meantime and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. We will update you as soon as we have more information.
Last updated: 23rd July
Splish, splash splosh!
Our local leisure centres are offering free swimming lessons over the summer holidays for children aged between 11 and 15, providing the opportunity to learn how to swim and achieve 25 metres.
There are limited spaces and they are being allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Please contact the leisure centres below to book, quoting 'sportivate swimming':
- Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre: 01525 375765
- Saxon Pool and Leisure Centre: 0300 300 8076
- Flitwick Leisure Centre: 0300 300 8045
For more information, contact Loren Crowley, Community Physical Activity Worker on 0300 300 5125.
The refurbishment works at Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre are almost complete. The entrance and reception area has been completely revamped, and there’s great coffee and a range refreshments available in the new Costa café. The upstairs gym has almost doubled in size and is fitted out with the latest state-of-the-art Techno gym Artis range.
It has taken a lot longer than we anticipated, and we’ve had to deal with a number of problems which have meant that our customers have had to put up with a lot whilst the work has been carried out. The air conditioning and the IT problems in the new gym have been particularly frustrating and we’re sorry it has meant that you haven’t been able to enjoy the facilities to the full but we’re confident that those problems are now fixed. The builders have still to finish some external works and the floor in the new reception and stairs but we’re not expecting that will cause too much further disruption.
We’ve got a few other areas to improve too, including the pool viewing areas and a refurbished health suite where we are planning a new sauna and steam room. This is where we’ll be focussing next.
As a way of thanks for your patience and co-operation, we are planning to hold a special day of activities, competitions and offers for all our customers later this year, and we’ll let you know more about it as the plans get firmed up.
Feedback from you is really important to us. You can do this in a number of ways:
- Fill in a form at the centre and hand it into reception
- Email the centre directly at GMTiddenfoot@1life.co.uk
- Come along to a customer forum where you can meet the management team who run the centre. The date of the next meeting is 6 August 2014 at Tiddenfoot starting at 6pm.
- Contact Central Bedfordshire Council’s Customer Services at email@example.com
Updated: July 2014.