Lincoln village pool faces closure due to lack of funds

An open air village pool in Metheringham near Lincoln could face closure if funds are not found to help towards its maintenance, upgrade and continuous running costs.

The much-loved pool, which is over 40 years old, was originally dug out by the residents of Metheringham and is used by the local school and surrounding villages.

Jennifer Lowe, who, with a friend, has set up a Facebook and Crowdfunding page to raise £5,000 for the pool, says that the facility is a part of the village’s history and no one wants to see it closed.

She said: “There is a lot of passion behind the pool because it’s part our history and part of our ancestors history. It’s an asset to the village.

“The local community possibly took the pool for granted, as it is very costly to run, but now we are all beginning to understand how important it is.

“It’s not had any money piled into it in decades so there’s all sorts of things that can be done to improve it, but obviously that costs money.

“Our long term plan is to make the pool more cost effective and see how we can make the pool run more efficiently.”

The fundraising group, which has a target of £5,000, hopes that the pool will be open in the summer and aims to see it open for many more years to come.

If you would like to support the village’s campaign to save their beloved pool, you can donate on their Crowdfunding page here.