Dirty protest at Bishopbriggs sports centre

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A CLEAN sweep is being called for at a popular sports facility.

A recent report blasted hygiene levels at the Leisuredrome in Bishopbriggs.

But users of the sports centre say lessons have not been learned – and are calling for sweeping changes.

The accreditation body for sports centres in the UK, Quest, criticised cleanliness at the Leisuredrome in 2010.

The report stated: “Irrespective of the numerous strengths in staff, premises and programme we were really disappointed with the poor standard of cleanliness, particularly in the changing areas.”

However, one mum with young children, who asked not to be named, said: “It’s filthy. I was in there recently with the kids and the ceiling fans and vents in the changing village were filthy – covered in grime and muck.

“Moisture and heat germs will spread like wildfire if it’s as filthy as that.”

Other users have also contacted the Herald with regards to cleanliness concerns at the Leisuredrome.

One said: “The steam room ceiling at the Leisuredrome looks as if it could cave in any day.”

Mark Grant, leisure and cultural services manager, said: “We want to ensure that people who use the Leisuredrome have an enjoyable experience and we welcome suggestions and complaints which help us to improve our service.

“Although the ceiling vents are cleaned on a regular basis we will monitor them more closely to ensure that they are of an acceptable standard.

“With regards to the steam room, we are aware of the dent in the ceiling.

“A contractor has been out to survey the dent and work will begin in the next few weeks to fix the damage.

“In the meantime the steam room is safe to use, so rather than disappoint customers by closing the steam room it will remain open until the work is carried out.”