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Swimming pool delayed again

Andover Temporary Swimming Pool
Andover Temporary Swimming Pool

Andover’s temporary swimming pool will not open tomorrow (29th September).

The contractor building the temporary swimming pool on Shepherds Spring Lane has announced that they are unable to meet tomorrow’s revised completion date.

Total Swimming informed Test Valley Borough Council today that the pool opening would have to be delayed until late October.

Leisure Portfolio Holder, Cllr Tony Ward said, “Together with Places for People Leisure, we are extremely frustrated by this news and share the disappointment of our residents.”

Total Swimming’s MD Steve Parry said “The delay is extremely frustrating for all parties. Despite the delay we are confident that the public will benefit from a truly world class facility that we are delivering for the council.”

Swimming lessons and consequently all lessons are now planned to start the week commencing 23rd October.

Customers who have paid for pool usage who may be worried about payments by direct debit are being asked to email: enquiries@andoverswimmingpool.org.

When the temporary pool eventually opens it is hoped that it will remain available for use until the new Andover Leisure Centre is completed.

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David Harber

David Harber is the founder and Managing Director of Love Andover, including the Love Andover Observer newspaper and 95.9FM Andover Radio. He is a fellow at the Royal Society of Arts and a card carrying member of the Nation Union of Journalists.