Pool chairman ‘chuffed’ with major funding award

The chairman of South Carrick Community Leisure has expressed his delight at his group being awarded £250,000 from the Scottish Government.

Reacting to the news Andrew Sinclair said: “I’m chuffed with this funding award, which means Girvan and South Carrick will have a new swimming pool – and so much more – in two years’ time.

“We’re waiting to hear about our final two funding applications – fingers crossed there’s more good news to come! And we’re about to take the design of the building to the next stage, moving us ever closer to work starting on the ground. That’s amazing progress and marks the start of our ambitions becoming a reality for our local communities.

“I remain hopeful that we can achieve our fundraising target before the end of year and then we can hit the ground running.”

Council leader Bill McIntosh added: “We’re well on track to have all the funding in place very soon, we’re about to appoint the contractors to complete the design and build the facility, and we’re just a couple of years from a fantastic new community resource opening its doors to the people and communities of Girvan and South Carrick.

“That’s really exciting and I’m very proud of how much the Council and South Carrick Community Leisure have achieved over the last few months. 2015 is going to be a momentous year for the project and then it will be all eyes to 2016 for getting the facility up and running!”