BOSSES of the John Nike Leisure Complex said the ice rink will now be closed permanently following financial strain due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The leisure complex closed on March 20 due to the coronavirus lockdown and has struggled ever since.

Due to the financial strain of Covid-19, the group decided to start consultations on redundancies in June. 

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Now the site says it is 'not financially viable' to keep it open and all staff have been made redundant and lost their jobs. 

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Daniel Lawrence, group operations director, said: "It has been decided that the complex will permanently close with immediate effect with all employees being made redundant.

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"The JNL Bracknell Complex operated by John Nike Leisuresport Limited was temporarily closed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

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"In June 2020 John Nike Leisuresport Limited started statutory consultations on redundancies with employees and their elected representatives.

"The employee representatives and John Nike Leisuresport Limited have agreed that a financially viable plan to keep the Bracknell Complex could not be found. "

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