Centre Closure

Dear Paddler
We have been notified by the Centre that they will be closed until at least Friday due to the considerable risk of flooding and the excess water at present.
This affects sessions both on the White Water course and on the flat water.
Members who have boats stored at the centre and want to access them can still do so via the centre as normal.
We have therefore taken the decision to cancel the Saturday recreational session and social river paddle, as we wouldn’t be able to open bookings in time for the Saturday if the centre does re-open, and there is no guarantee that it will.
Water quality at the moment is awful, with land run off, sewage releases, litter and debris in the river, and even once paddling restarts we advise members to take extra care with good hygiene, washing hands and kit after paddling, and avoiding immersion in the water.
I have attached a sheet on issues that can arise from paddling on natural water sources, if you identify any of these symptoms after paddling then it is important to follow recommended advice.
Anyone who was booked for a session this weekend or last weekend will be given a voucher refund against a future session.
Kind regards Dawn