Ryze trampoline park closed over lack of licence

THE Ryze trampoline park has been temporarily closed for operating without a licence - just days after reports emerged of over 100 injuries.

Ryze Trampoline Park has been closed temporarily. Picture: Ian Georgeson

The centre, in Mayfield Industrial Estate in Dalkeith, opened the 10,000sq ft trampoline park on January 23, but has been dogged by reports of injuries including a broken neck, a broken back and other broken bones.

In the first three weeks there were 102 injuries, seven serious. It has now emerged that the centre has been operating without the required indoor sports entertainment licence, which it has now applied for.

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Midlothian Council has also revealed that it issued an improvement notice on the attraction on Friday in response to safety concerns, which Ryze has 21 days to comply with.

A spokeswoman for Midlothian Council said: “Midlothian Council can confirm Ryze Edinburgh has applied for an indoor sports entertainment licence.

“This is currently being processed in terms of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982. We are continuing to work with Ryze Edinburgh to investigate and resolve this licensing issue.”

The company said on its Facebook page that it was working with Midlothian Council to investigate the issues and resolve them.

A statement read: “Ryze Edinburgh has temporarily closed while Midlothian Council and the owners of the facility work together to investigate and resolve Licensing issues at the centre in Mayfield, Dalkeith.

“If you have previously purchased tickets that are affected by our temporary closure, we will be available by phone or at the facility to provide refunds or to swap them for a different date.”

Last week, Ryze said the accident figures were ‘better than the industry norm.’

Ryze chief executive Case Lawrence added that it was ‘very important’ to put the figures in context, and that the incident rate represented less than one per cent of the 25,662 visitors since opening.