A sports centre which has served Withams for 40 years is set to be demolished.

Bramston Sports Centre, in Bridge Street, opened its doors for the final time last week after its replacement opened in an adjacent site in Spinks Lane.

On Tuesday, a demolition contractor took hold of the building and put up hoardings around the site to make it secure.

Soft-stripping demolition, in which contractors are reclaiming doors, windows and other materials to re-use, is already taking place.

It is estimated that the centre will be completely ripped down by the end of November.

See this week's Witham Times for the full story.