Licence issue closes Mayfield trampoline centre Ryze

Ryze Ultimate Trampoline Park
Ryze Ultimate Trampoline Park

The Midlothian trampoline park at the centre of an injuries row was last week closed by the council for operating without a licence.

Ryze, which opened at Mayfield Industrial Estate in early January, was closed by Midlothian Council on Tuesday, February 24, and will remain closed until further notice.

The 10,000sq ft facility had 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 of them serious.

Ryze defended the accident figures as “better than the industry norm”.

A council spokesman said: “In Midlothian, you require a licence to operate. Responsibility for obtaining the appropriate licence rests with the applicant. Midlothian Council requested information from Ryze Edinburgh as part of the licence application process and this was not forthcoming.

“In light of this position, the council continues to work with Ryze Edinburgh to resolve this matter. The licence will not be issued until Ryze Edinburgh has fully complied with the licensing requirements.”

A spokesman for Ryze said: “A voluntary agreement has been reached with the council to suspend trading until licence issues are resolved. The health and safety of our patrons is paramount.”

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