THE indoor swimming pool at Stratford Park Leisure Centre has been closed due to 'unforeseen circumstances'.

Everyone Active, which runs the facility, said it will reopen by midday today, Wednesday.

A Stroud District Council spokesman said: “The indoor pool is temporarily closed until noon today due to unforeseen circumstances. All swimming lessons until then are cancelled - we apologise for any inconvenience.

“Customer and staff safety is of paramount importance, which is why this normal operating procedure has been taken by Everyone Active, which operates the centre for Stroud District Council.”

The cause is understood to be due to faecal matter.