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An ambitious £5million project to replace ageing gas boilers with brand new renewable heating systems at three sites, including The Pulse, is underway.
The cutting-edge green technology will use recycled heat from the swimming pool and changing rooms as heating, boosted by additional solar panels. It will save hundreds of tonnes of carbon emissions every year and is a key part of Stroud District Council's pledge to do everything in its power to ensure the district becomes carbon neutral by 2030.
While most of the work will take place behind the scenes with no impact on our members, we will have to close The Pulse for one week during half term (30 October until 6 November). This also means that there will be limited or no access to the Castle Street car park during this time.
During this period the main transformer will be replaced, and the new heat pumps will be tested before the heating is switched over to the new system and the gas boilers decommissioned.
While the work is taking place, we'll be making the most of the closure to re-tile the gym changing rooms.
The timing means that there will be no disruption to school swimming sessions and regular term time programme.
Alternative swimming, gym and fitness sessions will be available at Stratford Park Leisure Centre in Stroud. Bus 65 (Stagecoach) and 65a (Cotswold Green) go to Stroud via Uley and Nympsfield, Monday to Saturday; there’s more information and links here: https://www.dursleytowncouncil.gov.uk/travelling-by-bus
The work is initiated by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, delivered by Salix Finance and SDC, and is being carried out by Stonehouse-based company, Cotswold Energy Group. If you have any questions about the closures, please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01453 546441.