Tonbridge Swimming Pool roof works brought forward

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Last Updated: 04 May 2020 2:49pm

Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council and tmactive have brought forward essential roof works to Tonbridge Swimming Pool while the borough is in lockdown and all leisure outlets are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The eight week project, previously scheduled for the autumn, will now start on 4 May 2020. It will involve replacing roof tiles and upgrading insulation to reduce energy use. The contractors will be adhering to the government’s distancing requirements.

While the works are in progress it will be necessary to close the new pedestrian bridge from the Racecourse Sportsground to the swimming pool for the safety of both workers and pedestrians. Alternative footpaths will be signposted.

If lockdown rules are changed to allow re-opening while the works are being carried out, the outdoor pool will need to remain closed for safety reasons.

Cllr Mark Rhodes, Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “We hope that by doing this work now, while the pool is already closed, we can minimise the inconvenience to the customers and look forward to welcoming them back when the facility is able to re-open.”

Updates and further information can be found at Tonbridge Swimming Pool.