Ladywell Pool re-opens

From Lewisham Council:

Ladywell Leisure Centre will re-open on Tuesday, 22 July. Remedial work to the plumbing system has been completed and further tests and disinfection has been carried out to ensure the Centre is safe for public use.

The Centre was recently affected by Legionella bacteria which was found in the water system after a routine regular check designed to ensure public safety. The Council has been working closely with the Health Protection Agency, Lewisham’s Primary Care Trust and the Centre’s contracted management company, Parkwood Leisure, to ensure it is safe for public use. Regular monitoring will continue at the Centre to ensure it remains safe for public use.

On hearing the news, the Mayor of Lewisham, Sir Steve Bullock, said:

“This is great news and will be welcomed by everyone – not least of all by all those children about to break up from school.

“Everyone involved in working to get the Centre open for the summer deserves our thanks. Not only has the necessary remedial work been completed but July’s maintenance work has been finished ahead of schedule too.

“I know the Centre’s closure has caused inconvenience and the Council greatly regrets this – but public safety has to be our primary concern.

“I hope all those young people under 16 will now take full advantage of our Free Swim programme which starts on 24 July and runs till the end of the schools’ summer holiday.”