Thimblemill baths closing for essential repairs

Pools at Smethwick Swimming Centre will close next month to allow essential maintenance work to take place.

Sandwell Council is working with Sandwell Leisure Trust (SLT) to ensure minimal disruption for customers while work is carried out for three weeks from August 28.

Additional swimming sessions will be put on at nearby Langley Swimming Centre to accommodate Smethwick pool users while the work is carried out.

Councillor Richard Marshall, Sandwell’s cabinet member for leisure, said the essential work was unfortunately unavoidable.

“We take pride in the excellent range of sports facilities across the borough but with such an aging building it’s inevitable that regular work has to be carried out,” he said.

“Smethwick Leisure Centre is one of our oldest sports facilities and unfortunately requires lots of maintenance work. On this occasion the pools need to close for a few weeks however we will make sure the work is done quickly so our customers can get back to swimming at Smethwick as soon as possible.

“The good news is we have other excellent swimming facilities across Sandwell for people to use while the Smethwick pools are temporarily closed.”

Smethwick Leisure Centre’s gym, dance studio, fitness classes and sauna steam facilities will remain open as usual while the work is being carried out.


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2 Responses to Thimblemill baths closing for essential repairs

  1. Mike says:

    Its excellent news it will be updated as it does need TLC which is understandable. Its a lovely old baths. However I already find getting to Thimblemill difficult and I cannot get to the other baths like Haden Hill or Langley so I will just not go swimming until its reopened.

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