Welcome to the Hampton Pool Trust

Hampton Pool Trust is a small independent not for profit company and educational charity run by volunteers. Our vision is to maintain Hampton Pool as a safe, welcoming, enjoyable, sustainable and inspirational heated, open air swimming environment, all year round. Hampton Pool was saved from closure by members of the local community over 25 years ago. As a local social enterprise HPT exists to secure the future of the valuable local asset of Hampton Pool with its individual character and intimate charm for community use.

Hampton Pool Trust members are passionate about the facility and how it is run and aim to make Hampton Pool an inspiration for the popularity of sustainable, open air swimming, and good management of a local community facility.Read more...

Wimshurst Partners

The Board, having carefully considered three potential management contractors, are pleased to announce it has decided to renew the contract with the YMCA LSW. The Board and the YMCA LSW have worked well together within a partnership approach since 2007 and the pool has seen significant improvements in usage, continuity of management and infrastructure. We look forward to an exciting new chapter in the relationship as we work together to develop the business of Hampton Pool. This means that we can progress the building project that came out of the HPT 5 Year Strategic Plan of 2011.

The Y has introduced HPT to Wimshurst Partners, an architectural practice who have put together a series of concept sketches which can be viewed here. The Trust is planning to start the first stage of the project by 2015.

At this year's AGM, Carrie Lees presented a series of resolutions for consideration that Marshall had been working on before he died. All resolutions were passed which now leaves them for consideration by the Board of Trustees.

The full document of resolutions is available to read here. If you have any comments, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Read more: Marshall's resolutions

We are very sad to announce that Marshall Lees died on Sunday 19 January after a brief illness.

Marshall Lees

Marshall was the project founder of Hampton Pool as a community run venture. It all started in 1983 when he became the prime mover and leader of the Sink or Swim campaign to have Hampton Pool (closed by the Council in 1981) re-opened. By late 1984 some 60,000 had been raised and the Council agreed to transfer the licence to operate the site to the community venture. Hampton Pool Ltd (now Hampton Pool Trust Ltd) was set up and by the summer of 1985 the refurbished and - for the first time - heated pool was re-opened.

Read more: HPT Founder Marshall Lees

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