Leeds & West Yorkshire

Elland Pool closed over roof collapse risk

Roof supports at Elland Pool
Image caption The council said the building's iron roof supports were severely corroded

A swimming pool in West Yorkshire has been closed after a structural report found the roof was at risk of collapse.

The report said there was "severe corrosion" in iron roof supports at Elland Pool which posed a "significant danger" to staff and swimmers.

Calderdale Council said the pool, on Town Hall Street, would be closed while further assessments were carried out.

The council said while the move was disappointing, officers were left with little choice but to close the pool.

The authority is contacting all schools and groups which use the pool to inform them of the decision and advise them on alternative arrangements.

Councillor Pauline Nash, the council's cabinet member for communities, said: "The condition of the roof supports is such that, to keep the pool open would be putting the public and our staff in danger.

"The safety of the public is paramount and the council is not prepared to take any risks on this issue."

She said officers and councillors would discuss what further action should be taken.

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