Newry swimming pool to close for six months while essential works are carried out

Newry Leisure Centre.Newry Leisure Centre.
Newry Leisure Centre.
A major programme of works to repair the swimming pool is finally getting underway - however the facility will be shut for six months as a result.

That means the pool will be closed over Easter and the summer holidays.

A post on Newry, Mourne and Down District Council's Be Active social media pages explained that essential works to address issues relating to the hydraulic system of the poolโ€™s moving floor and the replacement of pool tiles were to commence.

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"The pool will now remain closed to facilitate the programme of works which is estimated to be completed in approximately six months," the post continued.

"The Council appreciates the disappointment this will cause and apologises to all of its pool users.

As a result all Council swimming lessons, school swimming lessons and Autism swim sessions in Newry Leisure Centre have now been cancelled.

Centre management will contact all bookings/attendees directly regarding the cancellation of Council swimming lessons, school swim lessons and Autism swimming sessions.

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A credit will be issued for any Council led lessons which can be redeemed against future swimming lessons.

For children who are at the highest lesson level and do not need to re-enrol, or should a child not wish to return to lessons, a refund will be issued. Leisure staff have contacted parents/guardians regarding this matter.

Alternative Autism swimming sessions are available in Down Leisure Centre and Kilkeel Leisure Centre and can be booked via the NMD Be Active App.

In relation to c๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฏ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ co๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น b๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜€ a spokesperson said that centre management will be in touch with the designated points of contact for each club and commercial booking to provide updates and discuss alternative arrangements.

All pool bookings have also been been cancelled.

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With regards to the Health Suite, it remains open at present.

However it will close once contractors commence repair works onsite impacting on the Health Suite facilities.

Further updates will be provided via the NMD Be Active App in advance of the health suite closure.

"For members of Newry Leisure Centre who have pool and health suite usage included in their membership and who pay monthly by Direct Debit, financial adjustments will be made to their direct debit to reflect closures and customers will not be required to take any further action in relation to their membership payments," the post continued.

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"For members who have paid in full in advance or would like to cancel their direct debit membership please contact [email protected] to discuss your credit/refund/cancellation options.

"We would like to remind our members who have multi-site use as part of their membership package that they can avail of pool facilities within Kilkeel Leisure Centre and Down Leisure Centre. To avoid disappointment on arrival, it is strongly advised to pre-book Kilkeel Leisure Centre swim sessions via the NMD Be Active App."

If a customer would like to contact the council regarding a booking, a refund or any other enquiry please email [email protected]

If a customer would like to contact them regarding alternative site pool availability, please do so via:

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๐——๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ - [email protected], tel: 0330 137 4026

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