A popular outdoor pool will not open until late July to reduce costs.

The pads in Abbey Meadow in Abingdon and Wantage Memorial Gardens are both set to open on Saturday May 25 in time for the May half-term.

But the outdoor pool will only open in time for the summer holidays on Saturday July 20.

The kiosk, splash pads and pool will then be available for visitors to use every day over the summer holidays through to early September.

The open-air Abbey Meadow pool was saved from closure in 2006 by a campaign backed by Abingdon Town Council and Abingdon Herald.

Campaigners again fought to save the pool when it faced closure in 2015 and a petition with more than 2,200 names was handed to council leaders.

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It reopened in 2018 following a £1.3million refurbishment.

Cllr Lucy Edwards, cabinet member for communications at Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “It’s always great to see how much enjoyment children and families get from the splash pad at Abbey Meadow and at the Wantage Memorial Gardens.

"Combined with the outdoor pool and the kiosk, we’re proud that we can provide local residents with such a fantastic way to spend their summer holidays.

“With the financial pressures facing many councils at the moment and the pressures many families experience especially over the holidays, I’m so pleased we’re able to continue to offer such a wide range of free and low-cost facilities and activities."