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Energy efficient improvements at Windrush pool

The swimming pool at the Windrush Leisure Centre, in Witney, is being made more energy efficient as part of a £100,000 scheme to upgrade facilities.

Work will be carried out during December to replace the pool’s filters and water treatment plant. The latest eco-friendly technology is being used and the new system will significantly increase the energy efficiency of the pool as well as improve its water quality.

This is part of an essential maintenance programme and, due to the nature of the work, the pool will be closed from 1st to 27th December.

Work will also take place to install new lighting in the pool and replace flooring in the pool changing rooms. The centre’s café will also get a new ceiling and lighting system, which will brighten up the dining and pool viewing area. This work may mean a change to the café’s usual service from the end of November and during some of December.

The Windrush is one of four leisure centres in West Oxfordshire owned by the District Council and run on its behalf by the not-for-profit trust Nexus Community. The pool improvements work is being funded by the Council.

Cllr Hilary Biles, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure, Tourism and Health, said: “It is essential for the pool equipment to be replaced and this has provided a good opportunity for energy efficient equipment to be incorporated. This will help to reduce the energy burden of the pools on the environment, increase the water quality and control, and help to ensure that sustainable swimming facilities are provided in the future. The work is being carried out during December as this is the leisure centre’s quietest month.”

Windrush Leisure Centre users have been informed about the closure and can use Carterton or Chipping Norton during this time.

For more information about Council-owned leisure facilities in West Oxfordshire visit www.westoxon.gov.uk/leisurefacilities.

Posted : 07/11/2008 10:09:35

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