Hornby Swimming Pool

Lune Valley Community Society

– Hornby Swimming Pool –



A community society is being formed to save Hornby Swimming Pool.

The purpose of this community society is to save Hornby Swimming Pool for the safety & health of all the Lune Valley communities by establishing a Charitable & Democratic Trust.



The Pool was built 40 years ago after a massive community effort. It was built primarily to teach swimming skills to counter the hazard of the two major rivers in the valley. Now, 40 years on, our Council has decided that the pool is not financially “viable”. We still have the two hazardous rivers and still need the pool.

Lancaster City Council has decided to close the pool and it is currently in “moth balls” to give time for the asset to be transferred to the community providing a sound business case can be developed.


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Email: lunevalleycs@gmail.com
Post:    LVCS c/o Hornby Village Institute, Main St, Hornby, Lancaster, LA2 8LD
Tel. No:  01524 805666


Save Hornby Swimming Pool – Update

Thank you so much for your enthusiastic support for the campaign.

Our chairman Bob McGachie has had our bid acknowledged and is now actively pushing for a definitive timetable and will report back shortly. Ideally we would like the council to re-open the pool and work with us –  in partnership  – to extend use, improve facilities and revenues. This would be great but if we are to achieve a successful outcome we will need all the help we can get.

In the meantime, our share pledge campaign is a really positive indicator of strength of feeling,  thank you so much to all who have pledged shares. We really appreciate this support and with current pledges received or promised we are well on the way to beating our original ambitious target.. well done!

If you have not yet returned your pledge forms can we ask please to let us have them soon so that we can record your support and push for an early re-opening of the pool?.

We are having a great deal of interest in the 1950s fund raising night on August 12th and would love to see you there if at all possible.
We hope to have a record breaking amount by then and be able to make a very important announcement about future direction and funding.

Come along and enjoy the night. Tickets can be purchased from Hornby Post Office/Tearooms in person or from the Institute (Monday to Saturday 10-12) where you can also reserve tickets (015242-22227) and collect later.

All ticket sales go direct to the Save our Pool fighting fund and there will also be a raffle on the night to help meet overheads – donations to this would be appreciated .

Thank you again, if you have any concerns or questions about pledging, party night tickets or anything else, do please contact us on –

Email     lunevalleycs@gmail.com  or Telephone  01524 805666.


Save Hornby Swimming Pool.

The campaign goes from strength to strength but there’s still long way to go.

We have submitted our bid to take the pool into community ownership but now must wait on Council deliberations -probably about 2 months.

The pool is currently closed but ‘mothballed’ and given the green light could be very quickly brought back into use.

We are promised that nothing will happen until our application has been processed and a decision reached.

We are of course chasing this but in the meantime we continue to seek share pledges to demonstrate strength of feeling and support throughout the valley.

That apart general fund arising activities continue –thank you all for your help to save this essential Lune Valley asset for all our families.

For further details- please contact ;   email lunevalleycs@gmail.com  or Telephone  01524 805666

We look forward to seeing you all at the 1950s Party night fundraiser on Saturday 12th August in the Institute.(see below)

1950’s  Party Night at the Institute. Saturday 12th August.

 Please join us for a night of nostalgia and fun with vintage live rock & roll pop music by The Jetsons.

Their retro-repertoire celebrates the great classic British rock pioneers including Billy Fury, Cliff Richard, Johnny Kidd, Adam Faith, and Marty Wilde

along with popular hits by US rockers such as Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, Ricky Nelson and Elvis.   And so much more….

Enjoy the party: Dreamboats and Petticoats! . Sit back , sing along or let your hair down and dance to this lively music from the good old days at the institute

and help fund the campaign to save Hornby Pool.  All profits to the ‘Save the Pool’ fund.

Hornby Institute  Saturday August 12th  .

Bar opens 7.00.   Admission  £10.00  Tickets from the Institute – (015242 22227)

Public Meeting to Save Hornby Swimming Pool

The Lune Valley Community Society will be holding it’s next Public Meeting to ‘Save Hornby Swimming Pool’  on Monday 15th of May at 7pm in Hornby Village Institute.

Please come along and show your support for this valuable Lune Valley asset, which Lancaster City Council have decided is no longer financially ‘viable’.