A dance group for disabled people are looking for a new home after a fire inspector ruled their current site was not safe enough for wheelchair-users.

Para Dance UK, are currently based on the upper floor of the Lemarie Centre in St Albans Road, near the Dome roundabout, but an inspector has decided the evacuation procedures which are in place are "not sufficient enough" for people in wheelchairs.

Watford Borough Council has also confirmed the long-term plans for the Lemarie Centre are to find an alternative use for the building - but the council says it is committed to finding a new venue for the charities who use the building.

The Lemarie Centre is home to Watford Mencap, the Stroke Association, Playskill, and Para Dance UK.

However, the building which has been in use since 1963, has been described as "no longer fit for purpose" and the council is exploring its options.

Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, said: "The charities that currently use the Lemarie Centre do outstanding work for local people and families and the council is fully committed to ensuring they have the accommodation they need to continue to provide these vital services in our town.

"In the long-term, we would like to find a better space for them in Watford and we are looking at options now to plan for the future. But until then the Lemarie Centre remains open.

"We have identified an issue with the Lemarie building and we are currently working with Lemarie Centre Ltd, , and the affected charity to resolve this and find a solution to the charity’s accommodation needs. The good news is the other charities in the centre can operate from the building as usual.

"We will continue to work closely with these charities to make sure that they have the right facilities in Watford to support the fantastic work that they do." The council is currently in the process of finding Para Dance UK a new suitable venue.