Pool project in the swim with grant

An artist impression of the proposed new-look outdoor pool at Tynemouth.
An artist impression of the proposed new-look outdoor pool at Tynemouth.

A project to restore the outdoor pool at Tynemouth has received a big cash boost.

Northumbrian Water has given £25,000 towards the redevelopment.

Dave Harland, chairman of the Friends of Tynemouth Outdoor Pool, said: “This funding from Northumbrian Water is a major boost to our plans, as it will help provide the new ramp that forms a big part of our plans to improve accessibility.

“The support of organisations, such as Northumbrian Water, is vital in making this project a reality, so we are very pleased to receive this grant.”

The grant is part of than £300,000 of grants which Northumbrian Water given to organisations across the North East to support community, environmental and heritage projects.

The money, which has been released from legacy Landfill Tax funds, has gone to 11 projects around the region, including a museum garden and a theatre redevelopment.

The funding has been allocated through the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland. the County Durham Community Foundation and Tees Valley Community Foundation.

Louise Hunter, director of corporate affairs at Northumbrian Water, said: “We understand the value that strong communities bring to the places and customers we serve here in the North East.

“We are very excited to see the results of each of these projects as they are delivered and become a part of community life, helping a wide range of people to get more out of the resources around them.”