SWIMMING pools at Banbury’s Spiceball Leisure Centre will be closed for three months for refurbishment works.

Cherwell District Council said the pools will close at the beginning of May until August.

This includes the main pool and learner pool which will be re-tiled, and works will also be carried out in the interactive splash pool.

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Cherwell District Council deputy leader councillor George Reynolds said: “This planned maintenance work is essential to ensure the longevity and lifespan of both pools and whilst it is unfortunate that we are having to close them the decision was taken on the basis that there will be alternative swimming provision in Banbury when the Woodgreen pool opens in early May.

“We have taken the opportunity through this closure to carry out some additional refurbishment works within the changing rooms to enhance the leisure provision offered."

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