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Tidworth leisure centre to close for work
5:14pm Tuesday 8th October 2013 in Headlines
TIDWORTH Leisure Centre is to close for essential work to be carried out this month.
The building, which is owned by the Military of Defence (MoD) but run by Wiltshire Council, will be fully closed for all leisure activities from October 28 for three days while work is carried out.
The dry side of the centre will re-open on October 31, but the pool and wet side will remain closed until November 5. Due to the nature of the work, the adjoining library will also need to be closed for the first three days of the project, from October 28 to 31.
Jonathon Seed, Wiltshire Council cabinet member for leisure, said: “We understand this will be an inconvenience but this work must be carried out by the MoD to improve the centre for the long-term benefit of everyone.
“We’re doing all we can to ensure the facility is closed for the fewest number of days possible and we have had to balance the competing pressures of different activities at the centre, some of which will be taking a break at this time.
“During the improvements there will be no hot water and we ask customers to consider this before coming in. We feel it is better to keep the centre open without hot water than to close it completely.”
Clubs and groups that use the centre for training have been informed and staff, where possible, will relocate their sessions to nearby centres.
Work to be carried out by the contractor, Aspire, includes grouting, changing filters, safety cage improvements over the pool and replacing a fire door, improvements to fire precautions, UV filters, heat exchangers and boosters which supply hot water to the entire building.
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