Coventry & Warwickshire

Bedworth Leisure Centre pools to shut after ceiling collapse

Two swimming pools will close for up to 10 weeks after part of a leisure centre roof collapsed in the summer.

Both pools at Bedworth Leisure Centre, Warwickshire, will shut from 13 January while a new ceiling is fitted and roof repairs take place.

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council said the new roof would be guaranteed for 20 years.

Other site facilities, such as the gym and café, will remain open during the work.

Councillor Ian Lloyd, for arts and leisure, said: "I understand that this may prove to be an inconvenience for regular service users and I apologise on behalf of the Council for that.

"I acknowledge that it has taken a while for us to get to this point but it is essential we took the time ensuring the best value and repair plan before moving forwards."

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