Sports hall users angry at centre’s condition

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USERS of Methil’s Savoy Sports Centre have hit out at problems continuing to plague the building, more than two years after it re-opened following a £735,000 refurbishment.

It’s believed that an issue with its heating and air-conditioning system is resulting in condensation gathering on the gym hall floor making it slippery and dangerous to use on occasions.

As a result the Fife Council run centre, which is often used by five-a-side football teams, has had to cancel some users’ bookings at short notice.

One regular user, who asked not to be named, told the Mail he had initially experienced similar problems with the hall just after it re-opened and found the continuing number of cancellations “unacceptable”.

He added: “It seems that at Savoy the fundamental objective of an indoor sports facility - to allow a game to take place irrespective of outdoor conditions - is not being met.

“The cancellations are extremely frustrating and action should be taken immediately to allow the hall to fulfil its public service.”

Yvonne Cassie, Fife Council’s acting service manager, property services, said the local authority had the matter in hand and are currently investigating to find out what is causing the condensation problem.

She added: “We are working hard to find a solution to this as quickly as we can to minimise disruption to Savoy Centre users, but apologise for any inconvenience this situation has already caused.”