Swimming pool repair work and new cycle paths get go-ahead from Rutland County Council

Rutland County Council offices in Oakham
Rutland County Council offices in Oakham
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Councillors gave the go-ahead to two major projects in the county this week.

Repair work to the swimming pool at Catmose Sports Centre, which is set to cost £130,000, was given the green light at a Rutland County Council full meeting on Monday.

Tourism is set for a boost after Rutland County Council’s cabinet approved plans to spend £722,000 on six new cycle paths across the county on Tuesday.

The short-term repairs to the swimming pool, which has been closed for eight weeks due to leaks in the roof, will be made to ensure the roof is structurally safe and the changing rooms are kept dry. The pool will reopen early in the new year.

The council also plans to speak to a range of partners about the long-term future of swimming in Oakham, which may involve a new pool being built.

The cycle paths will be created as part of the Government-funded Travel4Rutland project and will provide links to the new ShoreLink bus route, connect tourists with heritage cycling routes and attractions and help make Rutland a “cycling county”.

For more information, visit www.rutland.gov.uk