Shropshire

Newport pool will be closed for 10 weeks

A Shropshire pool will be closed for 10 weeks for maintenance and refurbishment work.

Newport Swimming Pool will shut from 6 September until 14 November, during which time the changing rooms and roof will be improved.

It will become a more energy-efficient building, Telford & Wrekin Council said.

Cabinet member for active lifestyles Councillor Stephen Bentley apologised for the inconvenience to customers, but said the work was necessary.

He said: "We realise that the closure of a popular community facility could be an inconvenience for our service users.

"But we will provide customers with information for the other pools across the borough and ensure that regular swimming times are available in other pool programmes."

A new heating and ventilation system has been planned.

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