Sink hole problems for new pool

A new report on the discovery of an underground void beneath a leisure centre makes for “sobering reading”, a meeting has heard.

Problems were found last year during work on Ripon’s new swimming pool, due to open in a few weeks.

According to engineers, the ground beneath the adjoining leisure centre, which had been set to reopen this year, has seen “significant deterioration”.

Ripon Borough Council officers said the leisure centre remained safe.