Ludlow’s MP, Philip Dunne, has welcomed confirmation that Teme Leisure in Ludlow will benefit from a £208k investment to improve its energy efficiency.

The funding is part of the government’s Swimming Pool Support Fund, and will fund energy efficiency measures at Ludlow swimming pool through photo voltaic panels and variable speed pumps, relieving financial pressure by reducing running costs.

Under the new sports strategy, the Government is aiming to get 3.5 million more people active by 2030, meeting the Chief Medical Officer’s guidance of 150 minutes' exercise a week for adults and 60 minutes for young people.

Alongside the Swimming Pool Support Fund, the Government is investing more than £300 million in grassroots sports facilities including football pitches and tennis court.

“Ludlow’s swimming pool at Teme Leisure is an important facility for the town, allowing people of all ages and abilities to have fun in the pool and derive the mental and physical benefits that come with swimming," said Mr Dunne.

“That is why I am very pleased Teme Leisure has received £208k investment from the government, to improve the pool’s energy efficiency and give more people the opportunity to swim while reducing the environmental impact of heating the pool.”