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Wellbeing Hub one step closer for Clackmannanshire

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February 2022

The implementation of a new Wellbeing Hub for Clackmannanshire is one step closer as work begins on the procurement journey for the community-led facility, a report at Council has outlined.

As progress on the Wellbeing Hub moves at pace, extensive engagement has continued across the full range of stakeholders, including partners in health, and remains at the heart of development process. A steering group has now also been established to manage the next stage of development. 

Part of the new hub development is interim swimming provision in the form of a temporary pool. The design stage of the interim pool has been completed following a successful procurement process. The project is now moving to the planning stage as agreed at Council in October 2021. 

The interim pool, which is a major milestone in the development of the Wellbeing Hub Programme, will allow for club, public and learn to swim provision as well as supporting a school swimming programme.

Councillor Craig Holden, Environment & Housing Spokesperson, said:

“Councillors have been provided with an update on the tremendous progress being made by our officers to deliver Clackmannanshire’s Wellbeing Hub and state of the art temporary swimming pool. We have listened to the feedback from groups and residents throughout Clackmannanshire and I’m especially pleased to hear that colleagues working in health are playing a key role in shaping this project. Our key priority is to make sure that we deliver community-led leisure and wellbeing facilities that work for all of our residents, at every stage of their lives.”

Anita Paterson, Health Promotion Service Manager, NHS Forth Valley, said:

“I, along with a number of colleagues from NHS Forth Valley, have been closely involved in the development of the new Wellbeing Hub and we look forward to working together to help improve the health and wellbeing of people living in Clackmannanshire.

“We know how important regular exercise like swimming is for overall health and wellbeing so having access to a new swimming pool is great news for the local community. Swimming is also great for people of all ages and fitness levels, including people who are recovering after illness or an operation, so it is great to see progress being made to open this new pool facility.”