Pinner school faces closure after chalk mine discovery

The BBC reports that a junior school is facing an uncertain future after a chalk mine was discovered beneath it.

Geological surveys have found an “unacceptable risk” that the ground below the Pinner Wood School, in Pinner, north-west London, could become unstable, Harrow Council said.

Harrow Council said classes would relocate to other educational settings for the summer term while more tests were carried out to assess the site’s condition and safety.

Dr Clive Edmonds, partner at Peter Brett Associates, which carried out the geotechnical surveys, said it was likely that the mines dated from the early 1800s.

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