Crediton Squash players angered at time to complete minor repair at Lords Meadow Leisure Centre

By Alan Quick   |   Editorial Manager/Photojournalist   |
Monday 7th March 2022 2:16 pm
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SQUASH players who use the two squash courts at Lords Meadow Leisure Centre in Crediton say that Mid Devon District Council is “dragging its heels” in completing a “minor repair” to a wall in one of the courts.

A spokesman for Crediton Squash Club said that the club had written an official complaint to Mid Devon District Council that the repair was taking so long.

A spokesperson for the club said that the court had been out of action for 12 weeks and added that it had also offered to complete the repair free-of-charge.

The club says it is in one of the busiest parts of the Devon League season and at a huge inconvenience to the league and other clubs, fixtures are having to be held away from the club’s home venue, where it has been for 30 years.

Mid Devon District Council issued a statement which reads: “One of the squash courts at Lords Meadow Leisure Centre is currently out of use due to issues with a maintenance matter.

“The issue with the facility is not as straightforward as a simple repair, and time is being taken to consult with key stakeholders within Mid Devon District Council in order to agree the most appropriate way forward.

“The Council has an obligation to firstly ensure that facilities are fit for purpose and safe for use, additionally the Council has an obligation to seek the most appropriate use of public funds, which does take time to progress.

“As soon as a more detailed update is available this will be shared with our teams and customers, and we appreciate your further patience with this matter.”

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