Parish Wharf pool closure FAQs

All you need to know

Essential maintenance works have been scheduled for the Parish Wharf Leisure Centre pools from December 4th until 9th January (inclusive). The pools are scheduled to reopen on 10th January 2022. 

Both pools will be unavailable for use during the closure whilst maintenance work is underway, but all other leisure centre facilities, including the gym and fitness classes will operate as normal during this time. 

We know how much our members love our pools and, how important the pools are to so many of our members’ fitness routines. Repairs to large structures such as swimming pools, are unfortunately, complicated and lengthy. We have scheduled the maintenance work to take place with the least amount of disruption, over the two-week Christmas break when lessons are already paused.  

Please see below how this affects you: 

I’m a Premium member, how does the closure affect me? 

Both pools will be unavailable for use during the closure whilst maintenance work is underway, but all other leisure centre facilities, including the gym and fitness classes will operate as normal during this time. You will also be able to use the swimming pool facilities at Strode Leisure Centre. 

I’m a Swimming member, how does the closure affect me? 

During this time, both pools will be closed. To help accommodate, you will be allowed free access to the swimming pool at Strode Leisure Centre, as well as full, free access to the gym and fitness classes at Parish Wharf Leisure Centre.  

I'm a Places member, how does the closure affect me?

As both pools will be unavailable, your nearest Place to swim is Strode Leisure Centre, where you can pay per swim as you do now at Parish Wharf.

I’m a Swim Lesson member, how does this affect me? 

During this time, both pools will be closed. To help accommodate some of our existing programmes, we’ve made the following arrangements: 

Stages 1-8, Rookie and private lessons will be paused during this timeframe. Swimming lessons will resume once the pools reopen in January 2022 and we will be offering catch-up lessons for any that are missed in December. Catch-up lessons will need to be book directly with the team at Parish Wharf Leisure Centre please email EnquiriesParishWharf@pfpleisure.org. 

Preschool as well as Adult & Baby/ Adult & Child and Adult swim lessons will be relocated to Strode Leisure Centre during this timeframe. 

Will my lessons be the same day and time at Strode? 

We have tried our best to accommodate the lessons at the same time and day and with the same teacher where we can - please note that the only change is on Adult Improver Lessons on a Thursday which will start at a slightly later time: 

Day 

Lesson 

Time 

Tuesday 

Adult and Child 

10:00 

Tuesday 

Preschool Ducklings 

10:30 

Tuesday 

Preschool Ducklings 

11:00 

Tuesday 

Adult Beginner 

11:30 

Thursday 

Adult Improver 

12:15 

Friday 

Preschool Ducklings 

09:30 

Friday 

Adult and Baby 

10:00 

What are the changing facilities like? 

Strode has designated Male and Female changing areas. Both areas have baby change facilities. 

Will I need a padlock for the locker? 

Yes - similar to Parish, you will need to bring your own padlock for the locker. 

Is there somewhere I can store my buggy? 

Yes - we will have a buggy park where you can leave your buggy should you need to bring it into the facility with you. 

Do I need to pay for the car park? 

No - the Strode car park is free.