Power outage at Stour Centre
A severe power failure is the
latest problem to beset a beleaguered leisure centre in
We previously reported how The
Stour Centre had been forced to close all of its pools, following a
problem with heat exchangers on Sunday, November 25.
The pools remained closed until
Monday, when they were reopened to the public.
But less than 24 hours later, the
whole of the Tannery Lane site was forced to briefly close its
doors to the public, following a power cut.
Electric doors that would not open,
and a lack of heating to the main swimming pool, were among the
most recent issues affecting the troubled centre.
Ashford Leisure Trust (ALT), who
run the centre, say that the building was closed from 9.30am until
the problem was resolved at around 10.15am yesterday (Tuesday).
But the main pool is expected to
remain closed until at least the end of today (Wednesday).
ALT chief executive Emma Wood added: “The severity of this
power failure is frustrating given that we have only just reopened
the pools following a heating component failure last week.
“We worked rapidly with the council
and electrical contractors through the night of December 4, to
ensure the problem was resolved quickly, and provided regular
updates to customers via our website, social media sites and
automated text messaging service.
“I would like to apologise on
behalf of ALT and the council for the inconvenience caused to
centre users on the morning of December 5, and thank those members
of staff who worked through the night with the contractors to
resolve the problem so rapidly.”
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