Pools re-opened at town’s leisure centre

October 30 2017

THE swimming pools at Yate’s leisure centre were due to re-open as Yate and Sodbury Voice went to press, seven months after closing for a £1.4 million refurbishment.

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THE swimming pools at Yate’s leisure centre were due to re-open as Yate and Sodbury Voice went to press, seven months after closing for a £1.4 million refurbishment.

An official opening was organised to welcome swimmers back, with town councillor and South Gloucestershire Council chairman Ian Blair invited to cut a ribbon and see users take the plunge in the upgraded facilities.

A free open day has now been organised for Saturday, November 4, so people can look round the centre and try out the main and learner pools.

 The work was funded by South Gloucestershire Council and included replacing pipework and installing new, environmentally friendly equipment.

Mark Crutchley, chief executive of the Circadian Trust, which manages and runs the centre on behalf of the council, said: “This has been a major project that has taken us only seven months to complete.

“We’re committed to offering the best facilities to our customers and this work will ensure that we continue to do so. When people come to use the pool, I think they’ll realise that it was well worth the wait.”

Mr Blair said the “wonderfully refurbished pool facilities” were a huge asset for Yate and the surrounding area.

A temporary pool, believed to have been one of the biggest of its kind, was installed to the rear of the Kennedy Way car park while the centre’s pools were out of action so people could still go swimming.

Work to dismantle it will now start in the coming weeks.