January 7, 2022 5.30 pm This story is over 21 months old

Yarborough swimming pool closed for a week over ‘technical issues’

The council apologises for any inconvenience

Update at 5.35pm: The swimming pool will be closed for the rest of next week.

A statement from Active Nation said: “Unfortunately, yesterday evening we had to make the difficult decision to temporarily close the swimming pool at Yarborough Leisure Centre due to a technical issue.

“This morning, following an on-site audit carried out by a specialist team, we have been advised to continue the temporary closure until a further, more detailed maintenance audit can be conducted early next week.

“It is likely that following this audit maintenance works will then need to be completed. As a result this means that the pool will certainly be closed for the full duration of next week.

“We appreciate the inconvenience that this will cause, specifically to those who attend swimming lessons, use the pool for club bookings and attend our casual swim sessions.

“Those who have paid for sessions in advance will be credited against future payments, and we will be in touch with you directly in the coming days to discuss this.”

Yarborough Leisure Centre swimming pool has been temporarily closed by the city council as a “precautionary measure”, though the full reasoning has not been given.

A decision was made by City of Lincoln Council to close Yarborough Leisure Centre in Riseholme Road on Thursday evening, citing technical issues but not going into detail.

The technical issue is unclear, but City of Lincoln Council says it has reached out to specialist contractors to find a solution.

The site of Yarborough Leisure Centre in Lincoln. | Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

All swimming sessions, including lessons, booked for Friday, January 7 have been cancelled as a result.

A spokesperson for City of Lincoln Council said: “Unfortunately, we have had to take the decision to temporarily close the swimming pool at Yarborough Leisure Centre as a precautionary measure due to a technical issue.

“We are seeking advice from specialist contractors and will continue to keep the public and regular users of the pool informed. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”