WORK on a new community sports centre in Princes Risborough has begun.

Pupils have dug the first piece of earth for the centre at the secondary school in Merton Road under the direction of the contractor, Beards.

The complex, which was given planning approval last June, will include a sports hall, changing facilities, a studio, viewing area, storage space, plus a teaching and social room.

Pupils will now trial the gym equipment they would like to see in the fitness studio.