Daventry swimming pool to close during work

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THE swimming pool at Daventry Leisure Centre will be closed for several days while solar panels are installed.

Daventry District Council is installing the panels on the roofs of some of the buildings that it owns to help reduce its CO2 emissions and energy costs.

The panels are currently being installed on its offices in Lodge Road, the Abbey Building in Abbey Street and on Daventry Leisure Centre.

The work means that the swimming pool at Daventry Leisure Centre will be closed for three days from Tuesday, January 17, to Thursday, January 19, however the rest of the centre will remain open.

Any Swim School lessons taking place on these days will be rescheduled to take place on February 14 to 16 during the half term holiday.

Cllr Daniel Cribbin, portfolio holder for environment at Daventry District Council, said: “We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by necessary closure of the swimming pool, however the installation of these panels will bring great benefits to the council, both in terms of cutting our CO2 emissions, generating its own renewable electricity and saving costs.”

If the swimming pool can be re-opened any earlier Daventry District Council will advise people on its website at www.daventrydc.gov.uk, and it will also be on Daventry Active’s website and notices will be put up in the leisure centre.