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Radcliffe's Future- Bury MBC Levelling Up Fund


Dear Members, 

I am writing to inform you that on the 18th June Bury MBC will be submitting a bid to the Government's Levelling Up Fund, which outlines the proposed regeneration project proposal for Radcliffe.

As part of the application towards funding of the project the Council has included proposals for a new wet and dry leisure facility which currently includes a 25m x 6 lane pool, teaching pool and spectator facilities along with many other exciting proposals.

The funding decision will be made in Autumn. 

I can confirm that the Club has provided a written letter of support for the funding bid. Whilst the proposals are currently at concept stage the detailed design is due to commence in September 2021. The Major Projects Manager for Radcliffe has confirmed that they will be establishing stakeholder consultation groups to guide and inform the design of the full project and as such they welcome the Club's participation and advice.

I am sure you will agree that this is an extremely positive step in the right direction for the Radcliffe Community and our great Club, however there is still a long way to go before this becomes reality.

Please be assured that both the Committee and I will do everything in our power to ensure that the facility is fit to meet both our needs and that of the wider community.


Chris Lord
Radcliffe Swimming and Waterpolo Club