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Windrush Leisure Centre improvements update

Further progress to the improvements of the Windrush Leisure Centre can be seen as the roof
is now in place. The refurbishment and extension works have a nautical theme featuring porthole windows, wooden cladding and sail cloth will be used to form a canopy over the entrance. Costing 1.2 million it will provide new changing rooms making the swimming pools more accessible to people with disabilities, families, groups and individuals. The reception area will be larger with better facilities for all users of the
Centre; a new lift is being installed providing improved access to the first floor cafeteria and activity viewing areas.

Building work began six moths ago and is progressing well. "We are on schedule for completion during the summer", said Cllr Tony Walker, "I'm looking forward to seeing the much needed improvements,
which will provide a much better service for users. The scheme has involved extensive public consultation."

To help with traffic flow around the car park a one-way system has been introduced by constructing a link road around the back of the Centre, a bus lay-by has also been provided making pedestrian access for schools and large groups safer. The final phase of improvements to the car park involves the introduction of traffic calming measures re-surfacing and lining of parking bays.

Pedestrian access will be improved and safer by providing a car free zone adjacent to Centre's reception and the recent installation of a pelican crossing by Oxfordshire County Council across Witan Way.

This project is the final part of a significant 10 million, capital investment programme in new leisure facilities by the Council which started in 1998.

Posted : 06/03/2006 15:37:38

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