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Date published: 4th March 2020

Following February’s storms and the subsequent damage to the Splash Leisure Centre in Sheringham, the Council is pleased to confirm it has commissioned essential repairs to the roof and the swimming pool is set to be re-opened at Easter.

The high winds damaged roof paneling and made it necessary for safety reasons to close all pool access and commission a full safety report.

As a result of the report we have commissioned local contractors to carry out repairs that will ensure the safety of pool users and staff. Using trusted local specialists Aspect, who recently completed the renovation of the North Norfolk Visitor Centre, and marine engineering experts UK Industrial Services, who are also involved with renovations on Cromer Pier, the target is to bring the pool back into operation by Easter.

As an ageing facility, the priority is to ensure Splash remains safe for all to use for the rest of its operational life, with care taken to ensure it can withstand future extreme weather events like the high winds experienced last month until the new facility under construction is ready to open in the summer of 2021.

The Council recognises how important the swimming pool is for local residents and users, especially parents. Everyone Active are in the process of refunding missed swimming lessons for the time during which the pool is closed.

Stuart Jardine, Contract Manager from Everyone Active said: “We’re thoroughly pleased that our facility is re-opening following repairs to the roof of the centre to rectify damage caused by the storm. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused to our customers and we’d like to thank them for their understanding and patience during this time.”

Deputy Leader of the Council Cllr. Eric Seward said: “As an ageing swimming pool, we need to take all precautions to ensure it is safe for the public to use. The Council wishes to get re-opened as soon as possible. Work has commenced and we hope that our customers will be able to use this swimming pool by Easter time”

Last updated: 10th March 2020