TWO SCHOOLS in Royston have been unable to open due to a water leak in the area.

Royston St John The Baptist, on Vicarage Lane, and Parkside Primary have sent texts to parents that they will not be open this morning as they have no water.

A spokesman at St Johns said: "We can't open as we have no water. We're hoping that this will be sorted today so we can open tomorrow."

Meanwhile staff at Parkside are hoping to reopen this afternoon. A spokesman said she had approached the workmen trying to repair the leak on Church Street. 

She added: "They said it will probably be around lunchtime before they get it sorted so it's going to be off at least a couple of hours. Hopefully we can open this afternoon though."