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Posted On: 30-05-2022
Posted In: Community

Child enjoying the paddling pool in TivertonPaddling pools at Westexe Park, Tiverton and Newcombes Meadow, Crediton open today, Wednesday 1 June.

The pools reopen in time for young families to be able to make the most of the summer sunshine and enjoy hours of fun outside this half term.

Work has been carried out on both pools over the off-season to freshen them up ready for this summer. Picnic tables are returned to Westexe pool so that families can enjoy a bite to eat. Fencing has also been installed at Westexe to keep the well-used site safer during the day and secure in the summer evenings.

Steve Densham, Property Services Manager, said:

“We are delighted to be able to open our paddling pools at Westexe and Newcombes Meadow for another year. They are much-loved assets for the local community and especially popular when we have warm weather – let’s hope for a great summer full of warm sun and blue skies!
“We will have a team who will pop in regularly to check on each site which includes testing the pool water three times a day, seven days a week to ensure that it is safe to use and clean.
“We have provided rubbish bins so please use them or take your rubbish home with you, to keep the pools clean and open for all.”

Westexe and Newcombes pools will be open to the public from 10:00am until 6.00pm, seven days a week. 

Please remember that staff will be working above and beyond their normal role in order to keep these paddling pools open and safe for all to enjoy. If you happen to see them opening or closing the pools please treat them with respect as without their help it wouldn't be possible for the pools to remain open.

The pools are a perfect place to spend an afternoon – remember to stay protected by bringing your sunscreen.

If you have any urgent concerns about the pools please contact Property Services on 01884 255255 or e-mail

The pools will be open until the end of the school summer holidays. The last day of pool opening is Sunday 4 September.