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Bedworth Leisure Centre temporary closure

Published on Wednesday, 15th March 2017

Bedworth Leisure Centre has been temporarily closed following an incident involving a coach at the site.

Adele Glenn, Everyone Active’s General Manager at Bedworth Leisure Centre, said:

“I can confirm that at approximately 12pm on Wednesday 15 March, a coach hit the plant room wall at Bedworth Leisure Centre.

“No passengers were on the coach at the time and there have been no reported injuries as a result of the incident.

“As a precautionary measure, the building was immediately evacuated and emergency services attended the scene within minutes to secure the area.

“The impact has caused internal damage to the plant room as well as structural damage to the building. To ensure no further damage is caused, we have turned off the water, electric and gas supply to the centre, which will remain closed for the rest of today (Wednesday 15 March).

“Contractors are already on site working to repair the damage, and we hope to open areas of the centre tomorrow. The swimming pool will remain closed until further notice.

“We will keep customers updated about the centre reopening via our website and social media channels.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused during the closure. Members are welcome to use the facilities at Pingles Leisure Centre while Bedworth remains closed.”

Ian Lloyd, portfolio holder for Arts and Leisure attended the scene to inspect the damage. He said:

“Any incidents of this nature are distressing, we’re just thankful that no-one seems to have been injured. The safety of our staff and customers is of the utmost importance to us and we have closed the leisure centre whilst we assess the damage. We’ll ensure that the centre is open again once we’re satisfied that it is safe to do so.”