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Cirencester Open Air Pool Solar Panels

Funded on Spacehive 28 September 2022

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Cirencester Open Air Pool Solar Panels

Cirencester Open Air Pool Solar Panels

Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool By Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool

We want to install solar panels in our 152 year old historic Open Air Swimming Pool to help climate change and to leave a better legacy for the next generation of swimmers.

Cirencester Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 28 Sep 2022!

The Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool was first opened in 1870 and as such, aged 152, it is one of the oldest fully functioning open air pools in the country. With the exception of the lifeguards, the pool has been run by volunteers since the early 1970s. In 2017 a new block was built to house the plant, changing rooms and office. The original plan hoped to include solar panels but the funds didn't stretch that far in the end. As solar power does not emit any greenhouse gases in the energy generation process, we are now looking to help climate change by installing solar panels. They will also help us to pay for our electricity. So, this is the project that we would like to put forward for installation in the closed season of the pool.

What we'll deliver:

  • Solar panels

Why it's a great idea:

Installing solar panels will not only save the pool money, it will help the environment and will also allow us to feel we are handing the pool over to the next generation in a better place environmentally than we took it over. If we install this improvement, people will know that we are trying to preserve our heritage and also it will encourage them to spend more time at the pool - promoting activity and leisure.

Steps to get it done:

  • By May 19th we need to have the works booked in


Location Cirencester

About the space

Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool


Cotswold District Council

How will the money be spent?Total £11,430

Solar Panels - £10,482 (92%)
Planning Application Fee - £116 (1%)
Other - £833 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Solar Panels
Planning Application Fee
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Improve the lighting at the pool

Total £11,430

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