PICTURED: Cockroach photographed in changing room of Orpington leisure centre

The cockroach in the women's changing room of the Walnuts Leisure Centre

The cockroach in the women's changing room of the Walnuts Leisure Centre

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A cockroach has been photographed in an Orpington leisure centre, on the women's changing room floor.

The insect was snapped at the Walnuts Leisure Centre, Lych Gate Road, on the morning of Saturday May 24.

The woman who took the photo, who did not want to be named, said it was on its back but its legs were moving.

She added she was shocked when a member of staff just walked past the vermin without paying it any attention.

A spokeswoman for Mytime Active, which runs the leisure centre, said: "Mytime Active has taken robust action, following a possible sighting of a cockroach at the Walnuts Leisure Centre.

"We have engaged and continue to work with an independent specialist pest control organisation to address the matter.

"We are also working to ensure an ongoing set of cleansing procedures are in place to actively manage this situation.

"We take the cleanliness and hygiene of all the venues we manage very seriously. We can assure customers that the Walnuts Leisure Centre has high standards of cleanliness and that the facilities are safe to use."

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1:12pm Wed 4 Jun 14

white rabbit9 says...

I call them 'tony blair'
I call them 'tony blair' white rabbit9
  • Score: 4

2:30pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Mangetout says...

No surprise, I have always found the Walnuts leisure centre swimming changing rooms to be filthy. When I spoke of it to staff some 20 years ago, I was told it was a self cleaning area. Nothing has changed it seems.
I must add that the gym changing rooms are much cleaner..
No surprise, I have always found the Walnuts leisure centre swimming changing rooms to be filthy. When I spoke of it to staff some 20 years ago, I was told it was a self cleaning area. Nothing has changed it seems. I must add that the gym changing rooms are much cleaner.. Mangetout
  • Score: 2

7:47pm Wed 4 Jun 14

right-writes says...

It is not that surprising is it...

Cockroaches are common in third world countries.
It is not that surprising is it... Cockroaches are common in third world countries. right-writes
  • Score: 1

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