Changing rooms at Sidmouth Swimming Pool to be given ‘cosmetic refresh’ with work to last ten weeks

Changing rooms at Sidmouth Swimming Pool are to be given a much-needed makeover.

Work on the ‘cosmetic refresh’ is due to begin on Monday, February 14, and take ten weeks to complete.

It will take place outside of opening hours to ensure ‘minimal disruption’.

LED Community Leisure, which run the Ham Lane hub, has been told by customers that its changing, shower and locker facilities ‘let down’ the pool and its staff.

It has pointed out the scheme is not a ‘full-scale’ project like the renovation of the changing rooms at Honiton Swimming Pool.

East Devon District Council (EDDC) is splashing the cash for the work.

An LED Community Leisure spokesperson said: “In the unlikely event that any work should require closure of the swimming pool, our team will aim to give at least seven days’ notice via the LED Leisure app.

“We know from feedback that many customers love our swimming pool, our inspiring aqua instructors and our friendly front of house teams but often feel the experience is let down by our changing rooms.

Councillor Nick Hookway, EDDC portfolio holder for culture, sport, leisure and tourism, said: “EDDC is pleased to support LED and the users of Sidmouth Swimming pool by releasing funds to allow for the makeover of the changing rooms.

“Let’s hope that this makeover brightens the whole experience of visiting Sidmouth Swimming Pool.”

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