"Technical issues" have forced the temporary closure of the pool at Falmouth's threatened leisure centre.

Ships and Castles management say they are working to resolve the problem which meant the pool was closed yesterday and remains so today.

The issue revolves around a flood in the plant room and the centre advises people to keep an eye on its website for when it will remain open. The gym and all the classes due to take place are not affected.

In a statement on its Facebook page the leisure centre said: "We are still working to resolve the technical issue with our swimming pool and it will remain closed on Tuesday, January 4.

"We are working swiftly to resolve the problems as a result of a flood in our plant room - please keep an eye on our website for more information as to when we will be able to reopen.

"Apologies for the disappointment this will cause - our gym and classes remain unaffected."

GLL, the not for profit company that runs all leisure centres in Cornwall, has been given the go-ahead to stop running Ships and Castles leisure centre from April 1.

However GLL may continue to run the Falmouth facility for a short period after that to ensure "a seamless transition to a viable alternative operator."

A community company Pendennis Leisure has put in a bid to takeover the running of Ships and Castles from April.

Proposed criteria and the process of alternative proposals the operation of facilities at Falmouth will be presented to the Cornwall Council cabinet in February 2022 including any costs transition or close down.