A BARNSLEY children's centre has been closed this afternoon amid safety concerns.

As a precaution, Barnsley Council has closed Darfield Children's Centre, at School Street, due to an unstable tree that's near the building.

A spokesman said: "Health and safety issues will be addressed over the weekend and the children’s centre is expected to re-open as normal on Monday.

"However, it will be advisable to contact the children’s centre prior to arriving, to ensure it is safe to do so."