Work is underway to re-open The Pulse Leisure Centre in Dursley following Thursday's announcement by the Government to allow swimming pools, gyms and sports facilities to begin reopening.

Staff are currently working hard to ensure the facilities conform to industry and Government standards for the safety of customers and staff.

Stroud District Council (SDC) are finalising arrangements around opening dates and how the re-opening will be phased, as not all activities will be available from day one.

Once arrangements are finalised, the council will be in touch with customers with more details.

Cllr Mattie Ross, chair of Stroud District Council’s Community Services & Licensing Committee said: “One of the council’s five key priorities in its corporate delivery plan is `promoting the health and wellbeing of our communities and work with other to deliver the public health agenda’ and this is particularly important as we work to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.”