THE SWIMMING pools at Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre will be temporarily closed from tomorrow. 

Wiltshire Council has said that the pools will close due to a mechanical issue which affects the hot water and heating system that needs urgent repair.

While work is carried out to fix the issue as soon as possible, all planned pool sessions will be cancelled until further notice.

Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing CentreFive Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre (Image: Newsquest)

The council said: "Although all other leisure and fitness services are broadly unaffected at the centre and will remain operational, there will be no hot water or heating at the site – which will impact what the café can offer and means there will be no hot water in taps and showers.

"Engineers are on site and the aim is to reopen the affected services as soon as possible, and the council will confirm a specific timeframe when it can."

It added: "The council is liaising directly with other partners and services who also use the site to notify them of the situation and will keep them updated, supporting them to make temporary arrangements as required."

Councillor Ian Blair-Pilling, cabinet member for leisure, said: “A mechanical issue which affects our hot water and heating system has been identified and engineers will make repairs as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, this will mean some disruption at the centre and we apologise for any inconvenience while this work is carried out.

“We can’t confirm yet exactly when all the facilities and services will be back to normal, but it is a top priority to get the issue fixed and we’ll keep people up to date.”