A LEISURE centre is to close next week while maintenance work is carried out.

The Dolphin Centre, in Darlington, will be closed for safety reasons on Monday and Tuesday to allow staff and sub-contractors to move in.

Leisure attendants, cleaners, scaffolders, plumbers and electricians will carry out a range of work, including deep cleaning of sports areas such as the pool side and sports hall.

Classes scheduled to take place on Monday and Tuesday have been cancelled. The centre will re-open on Wednesday.