Tetbury Leisure Centre has re-opened after four months.

Residents in the town were left shocked by the sudden closure of Tetbury's only leisure centre back in July.

Owners Sir William Romney’s Leisure Limited have confirmed that the leisure centre has re-opened for community groups and clubs.

In order to keep running costs low, the sports hall will not be staffed, and the gym will not be available to members of the public.

In a statement they said: "Over the summer governors and staff at Sir William Romney's School have remained totally committed to providing our facilities for all local groups and clubs across our community.

"Following the liquidation of SWR Leisure Ltd, Sir William Romney's School is now pleased to confirm that we are able to let our sports hall and other facilities for the benefit of our local community.

"We fully appreciate that local groups and clubs have faced challenges during this interim period and we will prioritise these groups' requests for bookings ahead of new enquiries."

Bookings are now being taken and can be made from 6pm each week night and across weekends and all holidays. Groups and club will receive email confirmation of bookings, and the lettings team will provide instructions on how to gain access to the sports hall.

All bookings will be placed through the school.

Sir William Romney’s Leisure Limited added: "Groups will be asked to sign a letting agreement before any bookings take place.

"Organised groups that are using the sports hall on a regular basis will be required to take their own public liability insurance.

"Sir William Romney's School would like to thank local groups and clubs for their continued patience and support whilst we ensured our facilities could be used by our local community in a safe and well organised manner."

To make a booking request for the sports hall, email lettings@swr.gloucs.sch.uk.

When Cotswold District Council gave ownership of Tetbury Leisure Centre to Sir William Romney School in 2014, the district council agreed to supply £330,000 of grants to support the leisure centre while it became a self-supporting, self-funding business.

However, since 2014 the leisure centre has failed to develop a stand-alone business model robust enough to survive without additional Cotswold District Council grant support.

The leisure centre put the closure down to ‘the cessation of grant funding.’