A charity that runs six leisure centres in Enfield will face “financial penalties” for failures at three of its sites, and could lose its contract.

Fusion was sent five official warning letters by Enfield Council on February 10 about issues that have affected Albany Leisure Centre, Southbury Leisure Centre and Edmonton Leisure Centre since the start of the year.

The letters - seen by the Enfield Independent - state that failures have lasted for more than 14 days “in contravention of the contract” between Fusion and Enfield Council.

The council warned the leisure centre charity that if the issues continue or recur frequently, it “may result in the termination of the contract”.

Fusion was also told that under the terms of the contract, Enfield would impose “financial penalties” in compensation.

At Edmonton Lesiure Centre, the council said that there were “unacceptable air temperatures within the pool hall and changing village” and that this had resulted in the “cancellation of scheduled swimming lessons”.

A similar problem was reported at Southbury Lesiure Centre. Additionally, Fusion was warned that the closure of the sauna and public lift at the same site breached the terms of the contract.

At Albany Lesiure Centre, the steam room “has not been working” and has been “closed for public use” since the start of the year.

The news comes following Haringey Council’s criticism of Fusion for the closures of Tottenham Green Pools and Fitness and Park Road Pools and Fitness in Crouch End earlier this year.

Park Road Pools has since reopened, but the Tottenham Green centre remains shut after months of regular flooding in its plant room.

A Fusion spokesperson: “Fusion Lifestyle is a registered charity dedicated to the wellbeing of the community in Enfield and we take complaints about our centres very seriously.

“We are looking into the issues raised as a matter of urgency."

An Enfield Council spokesperson said: “We have been made aware of defects in three of the borough’s leisure centres by our residents.

“Following our own inspections, Enfield Council informed Fusion Leisure and have asked them to swiftly resolve those issues.

“The current situation is not acceptable and we expect a higher standard of service and provision for Enfield residents.”

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