sports centre members start petition over squash court closure
members of a sports centre in Highbridge have launched a petition
calling for urgent repairs to be made to the building's damaged
roof following the lengthy closure of a squash court.
damage to a roof has led to one of the squash courts at Highbridge's
King Alfred Sports Centre, pictured, being put of action for safety
reasons for over three months.
of the club's members are unhappy about the time it is taking
to get the repairs completed by Somerset County Council, the landlord
of the property, and 1610, which manages the centre.
member, who asked to remain anonymous, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Many members who use the squash courts are unhappy about
the situation. We are being expected to pay full membership fees
even though the facilities have not been available for quite some
heard there are talks going on behind the scenes between the County
Council and 1610, but no solution appears near. A petition has
therefore been launched to apply some pressure."
Sawtell, Head of Marketing and Communications, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"An investigation is underway at King Alfred Sports Centre
to solve structural roof problems which have put one of the squash
courts temporarily out of action."
leisure trust, which manages the centre, is currently in talks
with Somerset County Council, the landlord of the property, to
find an effective solution to the problem. As landlord of the
sports centre, the County Council is responsible for the maintenance
of the roof and the authority is actively seeking expert advice
on the matter."
squash court at the King Alfred Sports Centre is currently available
for use and 1610 is keeping customers regularly informed about
developments regarding the squash court closure."
Brown, General Manager for Leisure Operations at 1610, added that
the leisure trust is doing all it can to resolve the problem.
is a popular activity at King Alfred Sports Centre and we would
like to thank customers for their patience while we work with
Somerset County Council to resolve the issue," he said.
are in talks with the County Council to find the best way forward
and we will continue to keep customers informed about progress
that is made."