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Repairs to fix Priory Park pavilion

Priory Park Pavilion
The pavilion was opened in 2008 as part of a wider restoration project

A Surrey attraction is to shut for more than two weeks for repairs after it proved too popular with visitors.

The pavilion in Priory Park, Reigate, which was opened in 2008, will close from 1 to 19 March to allow its floor to be treated and resurfaced.

Reigate and Banstead Borough Council said the damage had been caused by higher than expected visitor numbers.

The pavilion was built as part of a project to return Priory Park to a reminder of its 18th Century landscape.

A series of pipes, buried around the pavilion, gather warmth from the ground to heat the structure.

The council estimates the system saves about 13.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year, compared to a conventional gas boiler.

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