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London Fields lido reopening pushed back again

PUBLISHED: 11:42 27 September 2017 | UPDATED: 10:13 31 October 2017

The London Fields Lido was closed all summer for repairs - and they still aren't finished.

The London Fields Lido was closed all summer for repairs - and they still aren't finished.

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The long-awaited reopening of the London Fields lido has been delayed because the contractors have not finished the work.

Mayor Phil Glanville inspects the lido. Picture: Hackney CouncilMayor Phil Glanville inspects the lido. Picture: Hackney Council

The popular pool shut in April so major work could be done to fix the crumbling tiles, with the town hall also taking the opportunity to give the changing rooms and reception area a makeover.

It was meant to open again in “late summer” but delays pushed the date back until the end of this month.

But now the town hall has revealed it will be closed for an unknown period of time while work is finished.

Community service chief Cllr Jon Burke said: “This further delay is incredibly frustrating, but I need the work to be completed to the highest possible standard and am not prepared to accept anything less. I would like to apologise to everyone who was looking forward to using the pool on Saturday.”

Test results to determine what caused the tiles to crumble were also set to be returned this month, but have not been received yet.

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