Assurance over safety of Meridian Leisure Centre

The Meridian Leisure Centre. Photo: Ian Holmes.
The Meridian Leisure Centre. Photo: Ian Holmes.

An assurance has been given on the structural safety of Louth’s Meridian Leisure Centre.

Concern was expressed by Coun Jill Makinson-Sanders at an East Lindsey District Council meeting that rust has begun to began appear in the steel stanchions supporting the portico.

“Is there a danger to users of the facility?” she asked.

“Why has the infrastructure begun to deteriorate so soon after it was built?”

However she was reassured that it was surface corrosion and nothing serious.

In response, portfolio holder for leisure Coun Adam Grist described the rust as ‘superficial surface corrosion’.

He continued: “This is entirely aesthetic - it is not unusual to see painted exterior steelwork showing signs of weathering over time.”

The meeting was told that the maintenance budget for the centre currently stands at £65,000 per annum.

The leisure centre was opened in 2010.

It has an eight lane swimming pool with moveable floor, a fitness suite and dance studio.