A major refurbishment is taking place at Todmorden Sports Centre this summer, with a number of improvements taking place.
In order for work to be carried out as quickly as possible, it will be necessary to close parts of the Centre from Monday 25 July for five weeks, with the Centre reopening on Bank Holiday Monday 29 August.
One of the main changes involves repairs to the boom in the pool. This moveable wall has been out of action for some time, restricting pool availability. Essential repairs will also be carried out on the moveable pool floor, and in order for this to happen the pool will have to be completely drained of water. Whilst the pool is empty, a deep clean of the pool area will also take place, along with repairs to the grouting.
Elsewhere in the Centre, the café is being converted into a fully functioning and larger dance studio so more people can attend classes.
The entrance to the sauna suite will also be moved, with a new access point being created directly from the changing rooms, to make it easier for customers to use the facilities.
Other areas will be redecorated and general maintenance will take place where required.
Whilst this work takes place, the sports hall, upstairs dance studio and outdoor areas will all remain open and available to book, either at reception, over the phone or online at https://sportonline.calderdale.gov.uk/Connect/.
To avoid disruption to schools and children’s swimming lessons, this work has been scheduled during the school holidays. Although this means that the usual school holiday swimming programme will not run at Todmorden, there are alternative swimming facilities available in Sowerby Bridge, Halifax and Brighouse.
Other school holiday activities, such as the Summer Soccer School at Todmorden will run as normal. Find out more about alternative facilities and other activities at www.calderdale.gov.uk/sport .
Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, Cllr Susan Press, said:
“Todmorden Sports Centre is a really popular venue, with lots of visitors every week.
“We apologise for any inconvenience this temporary closure may cause during the summer break, but this refurbishment will ensure that the Centre remains a top quality sports venue all year round, and will improve the experience for our customers.
“Our three other pools will be open as usual while the closure is in place, where you can also use your membership to access the facilities.”