Padiham swimming pool to shut for fortnight

Padiham pool is closed for a fortnight

Padiham pool is closed for a fortnight

First published in News Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

SWIMMING pools at a leisure centre have been closed for the next two weeks for maintenance work.

Council bosses have closed the baths at Padiham Leisure Centre, in Park Road, to allow work to be carried out.

The essential work, which comes just at the start of the school holidays, includes building maintenance and a general freshen-up for the whole facility.

Council chiefs said that while the pool is shut, all private swimming classes have been transferred to St Peter’s Leisure Centre, in Church Street, Burnley.

A council spokesman said: “During the short closure period, all members and customers can use the fitness room, health suite, and swimming pool at the St Peter’s Leisure Centre and all those facilities available through the wider Active Network which covers East Lancashire.

“The closure has been timed to ensure that all school swimming lessons were not disturbed and the centre will reopen for its usual times on Monday, August 4.”

Fitness classes have also been temporarily relocated to the Unitarian Church in Padiham.

Gerard Vinton, chief executive of Burnley Leisure, said: “Maintaining the facilities to their usual high standard is one of our key priorities, to ensure that our customers continue to enjoy this great popular facility for many years to come.

“We are sure customers will be satisfied with the end result and we will eagerly welcome them back.”

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3:43pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Graham Hartley says...

The disappointed can take a risky swim in nearby outdoor waters.
The disappointed can take a risky swim in nearby outdoor waters. Graham Hartley
  • Score: -2

8:41pm Fri 25 Jul 14

janie64 says...

Which bright spark decided at this time then. Slap bang at the start of the school holidays!
Which bright spark decided at this time then. Slap bang at the start of the school holidays! janie64
  • Score: 5

9:52am Sat 26 Jul 14

DaveBurnley says...

Graham Hartley wrote:
The disappointed can take a risky swim in nearby outdoor waters.
You're quite right, children will use the nearby canal or river to play in. If anyone is injured doing so I hope the council aren't surprised at the outcome.
[quote][p][bold]Graham Hartley[/bold] wrote: The disappointed can take a risky swim in nearby outdoor waters.[/p][/quote]You're quite right, children will use the nearby canal or river to play in. If anyone is injured doing so I hope the council aren't surprised at the outcome. DaveBurnley
  • Score: -3

4:04pm Sat 26 Jul 14

johnley says...

What a absolute pathetic time to do this work, was it need to be done at the start of the school holidays. you empty headed idiots from the planing department. you should be hanging your heads in shame.
What a absolute pathetic time to do this work, was it need to be done at the start of the school holidays. you empty headed idiots from the planing department. you should be hanging your heads in shame. johnley
  • Score: 2

10:36am Mon 28 Jul 14

geezer1981 says...

You would think with some of the comments above that the swimming pool was only opened for school kids. If you actually frequently visited you would find out that it's used very regularly by all ages, even in the evenings it can be packed sometimes. Such a popular pool needs regular maintenance, even last week when I was there I thought it was looking a bit mouldy and could do with a cleanup asap! There's no pleasing some people, you want good highly maintained facilities and then start crying when it has to close for a few weeks as it puts you out having to travel a few extra miles to find another pool! Such a hard life!
You would think with some of the comments above that the swimming pool was only opened for school kids. If you actually frequently visited you would find out that it's used very regularly by all ages, even in the evenings it can be packed sometimes. Such a popular pool needs regular maintenance, even last week when I was there I thought it was looking a bit mouldy and could do with a cleanup asap! There's no pleasing some people, you want good highly maintained facilities and then start crying when it has to close for a few weeks as it puts you out having to travel a few extra miles to find another pool! Such a hard life! geezer1981
  • Score: 7

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