The Molesey Residents Association is a non-party political organisation which aims to protect and enhance the amenities and the environment of East and West Molesey.

Hurst Pool to be Refurbished

Elmbridge Council plans to refurbish and upgrade the Hurst Pool, and is also seeking residnets’ views in a survey. More information is available in the statement they have issued (see below):

29 November 2023

Hurst Pool: Enhance and improve

Earlier this year in July, we said we would explore three feasibility options for Hurst Pool in Molesey.

  1. Refurbish and improve the existing facilities at Hurst Pool.
  2. To adapt and extend existing facilities – provide enhanced facilities plus the opportunity for gyms, studio, splash pad and cafe.
  3. Build a new swimming and health facility – beside the existing building so as not to close the pools temporarily, provide enhanced sport, leisure, and wellbeing activities internally and externally.

We have now considered all these options, the needs of the service, the needs of the community and financial stability of the council and we are recommending that the most prudent option is to refurbish Hurst Pool.

It was right to explore in an open and public way what might be feasible and having done that the course of action we should follow is clear.

Refurbishment of Hurst Pool to the value of £0.65M will improve the customer experience by upgrading of the changing village and reception area. Plus, we will undertake infrastructure work at the Pool to reduce its carbon emissions in support of our carbon neutral ambitions, all of which will extend the life of a much used and much-loved facility.

Elmbridge is a financially resilient council, that comes through prudent spending and investment decisions. We simply cannot undertake major renovations works at this time without being confident we have the funding in place (possibly £26M+) to deliver a project of this scale.

Based on a refurbishment plan for Hurst Pool, residents and Hurst Pool customers are also welcome to share their views, via this short online survey, which will be open until end of day 31 January 2024.

We will also arrange some informal drop-in sessions at Hurst Pool to talk with users and residents through the refurbishment plans. Dates and times to follow. 

Complete the Hurst Pool survey.