Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Morden Park Pool closure.

A statement has been issued by Merton Council (below) as an incident on Monday has closed Morden Park pool. Hopefully it is a short-term closure and the problem rectified though judging by the statement it could be a long-term closure and the repair bill could be very high. It was a miracle no one was injured.

Following an incident at Morden Park Pool on Monday 11 December, Merton Council and Greenwich Leisure Centre (GLL) have closed Morden Park Pool until further notice. This action was taken in response to a number of ceiling tiles falling into the main swimming pool. Approximately 12 to 15 tiles also landed 5 metres from the poolside.

Fortunately no one was injured during the course of the incident. As safety of the public is paramount to Merton Council, it was deemed appropriate to close the main pool. Our surveyors are visiting Morden Pool yesterday to try and establish the best short and long term solutions for the main swimming pool.

A recent survey of Morden Park Pool did not identify the area from where the ceiling tiles fell as an item of concern, but we have to consider the age of the site, which was originally opened in 1967.

Although the main pool has been closed, the teaching pool, the diving pit and the fitness pool will remain open.
I would like to reiterate our commitment to working in partnership with GLL and to re-opening the pool as soon as it is safe again for public use. We are very sorry about any inconvenience this will cause Merton's residents, however Morden Park Pool members can use both Canons Leisure Centre in Mitcham and Wimbledon Leisure Centre whilst Morden Park Pool is closed.


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