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Two-day closure of Ripon leisure centre to start work on sinkhole site

The cordoned off area at Ripon leisure centre.
The cordoned off area at Ripon leisure centre.

Ripon leisure centre will be closed for two days next week, as contractors fill in a sinkhole that opened up next to the centre's entrance in February.

A post on Ripon leisure centre's Facebook page reads: "On Monday 16 April and Tuesday 17 April, the centre will be closed to carry out essential work to the entrance of the building. We apologise for the inconvenience that this may cause and we will provide further updates as and when available."

A Harrogate Borough Council spokesperson has confirmed that the closure is to allow contractors to fill in the sinkhole, which opened up on February 23.