Dorset Square
Dorset Square

Seymour Leisure Centre – update

Following Leisure Centre users’ complaints about cold changing rooms, we received this update:

“We were informed that the dry changing rooms were colder than usual and the maintenance engineers were called to site to investigate the issues. The maintenance engineer believed that it was due to one of the heating pumps that was found to be leaking.  Signs were erected as soon as the issue came to light, and site staff have been communicating this to all visitors upon arrival. The maintenance contractors were called and found that several items had failed and needed replacing including a belt, a motor and some filters. These are now on order, but unfortunately with a lead in time of 2 weeks. We apologise for the inconvenience, and we have placed more signage up around the centre so that customers are aware of this issue. We hope to have the issues resolved as soon as possible.” 

But residents are still not happy at the way in which the Leisure Centre is managed.

“As users of Seymour leisure centre, we want to support the complaint that has been made. Everything your correspondent says is correct and the staff are really quite unhelpful. I hope your actions produce some results. Good luck.”

Crawford Street

At the request of residents, we are making enquiries with Environmental Health about the growth of shisha bars and illegal charcoal burners on Crawford Street and the health risk to neighbours.

Seymour Place/Crawford Street

We have asked the Highways Team to investigate the traffic hold-ups at the Seymour Place/Crawford Street junction. Residents say:

“Traffic chaos is a regular feature on the junction.The junction in the images will be the site of a fatality. The junction yield line is too far back. Impatient motorists simply progress through the junction blocking the crossing for pedestrians.” 

The Highways Team say:

“Recent changes have been made to improve pedestrian safety as part of the Edgware Road to Fitzrovia Quietway project. These works included the installation of a green man facility on all crossings at this junction, and works were completed in October 2019.The final resurfacing of this location is planned for early 2020, which will include installation by TfL of their SCOOT (Split Cycle Offset Optimisation Technique) control infrastructure, which is a sophisticated, real time traffic signaling system.The SCOOT system manages vehicular traffic flows on a second-by-second basis to provide signal timings that actively reflect demand. These signals allow TfL to adapt to fluctuations in traffic flow and better manage traffic in the area.”

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