Parts will be scavenged from a closing leisure centre to patch up another.

Following on from refurbishment works at Ongar Leisure Centre last year, several issues with the building have emerged.

The boilers need to be replaced, the lifts are in need of urgent repair and the pool has subsidence.

Helen Kane, community, health and wellbeing portfolio holder for Epping Forest District Council, said: "The boilers are in need of a complete overhaul but we are hoping to put this off until the 2019/20 financial year.

"We will be scavenging parts from the Waltham Abbey Pool site when it closes in November.

"The pool tank is suffering from subsidence in one corner.

"This movement causes the pool and wall tiles to ‘pop’ which therefore require regular repairs.

"As with Epping, any prolonged rainfall may increase ground movement and result in more damage.

"The lift mechanism and shaft at Ongar has recently had a number of problems requiring urgent repair.

"It is hoped that this is not a structural issue."