Teens and OAPs swim for free

Free swimming is on offer next week for young and old townsfolk at two council-run pools.

Under-16s and over-65s can enjoy a free swim at Victoria Park Leisure Centre in Manners Road, Ilkeston, and West Park Leisure Centre in Long Eaton, from Tuesday (August 27) thanks to the special offer by Erewash Borough Council.

But the offer on casual sessions is only valid for six days and ends on Sunday September 1 so get in there fast.

Lead member for culture and leisure Cllr Mike Wallis said: “We thought we’d make a splash with a great end-of-summer holiday offer to get the young and the young at heart into the pools and enjoying a healthy swim.

“I’m sure grandparents who look after their young grandchildren will be particularly keen to take a dip.”

Erewash has come under fire recently for keeping its leisure centres closed on Bank Holidays.

Swimming timetables are available on the council’s website: www.erewash.gov.uk

Proof of age may be required during the six-day offer.