THE town council has announced when the Church Walk Paddling Pool will open to the public.

After putting plans to introduce charging for the much-loved facility on hold until at least next year, it will remain free when it re-opens.

The town council have confirmed it will re-open to the public on Saturday, May 28.

A spokesman for the council said: "The pool is clean, very well looked after with great facilities and a shop.

"The perfect day out for you and the kids this summer.

"Just a reminder that we will be deleting the current Church Walk Paddling Pool Facebook page and instead posting all updates from the main Northwich Town Council FB page."

Although there will be no charge for families using the pool this summer, the booking system, which was introduced last year, will remain.

The booking system will open on Saturday, May 21.