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Taunton Pool given £500,000 for refurbishment

Taunton Pool is getting £500,000 of funding to help refurbish its facilities.

The money from Sport England will be used to upgrade the changing areas at the 40-year-old pool in Station Road.

The government agency has earmarked £10m of funding for the improvement of sports centres across the UK.

Catherine Herbert, from Taunton Deane Borough Council, said the money will help create "state of the art" facilities at the pool.

She said: "The pool itself hasn't had a lot of work done on it since it was built really.

"The pool changing areas are very, very dated - it's in great need of refurbishment.

"To get such a fantastic sum of money is really good news for Taunton."

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