Eyemouth Leisure Centre ready to re-open

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Eyemouth swimming pool will re-open to the public later this month after a £150,000 upgrade to the changing facilities.

Borders Sport and Leisure had originally hoped to welcome back swimmers on January 14 after the pool closed at the beginning of November, but last week Borders Sport and Leisure, who run the leisure centre, advised that the re-opening had been delayed to Monday, January 25.

The pool has been closed for several weeks while the work has been undertaken and swimmers can look forward to better shower facilities, larger cubicles, better lockers and an extension of the disabled changing areas.

Ewan Jackson, chief executive of Borders Sport and Leisure said: “We would like to thank the people of Eyemouth for the patience they have shown to date during the refurbishment of Eyemouth Leisure Centre swimming pool and look forward to welcoming them back.

“Unfortunately our original re-opening date of early January has been slightly delayed but we are now on schedule for the 25th and hope that the centre users will be pleased with the improvements that have been made.”

The enhancement at the swimming pool follows the results of a consultation exercise undertaken by Borders Sport and Leisure with Eyemouth Leisure Centre users last year.

Around 200 people participated in the exercise and provided feedback to Borders Sport and Leisure on the facilities, services and improvements they would like at the Centre.

Ewan Jackson concluded: “We are continually investing in the facilities in our care and the feedback we receive from our customers has been critical in helping us prioritise and use the limited funding we have in the way which adds most value for them.

“The feedback we received from our Eyemouth Leisure Centre customers has been invaluable and we would again like to thank all those who contributed their input.”