Winter-proofing work at Glossop Town Hall

Work to repair stonework and gutters at Glossop Town Hall in readiness for winter is set to begin this week.

Scaffolding has now been erected on site for the work which will take several weeks to complete.

Councillor Tim Norton, executive member for corporate services, said: “These essential maintenance works are taking place now before the onset of the winter weather to protect the building whilst we draw up plans for the regeneration of all the Glossop Halls. We’re working closely with Derbyshire County Council, and other interested parties and community groups, on proposals which will secure the future of these heritage buildings and bring them back into community use.

“The scaffolding is likely to be in place beyond Remembrance Sunday but no work will take place on this day. I hope people aren’t too inconvenienced by these necessary works and I’d like to thank people for their patience as we make the Town Hall ready for winter.”

The clock in the roof of the building is also being turned off because asbestos in the roof means it can’t be accessed to maintain the correct time. It will be returned to service as soon as it’s safe to do so and the hands will be placed at 12’o’clock in the meantime.

The flag on the Town Hall will also continue to fly as a result of these roof access issues and a temporary flag pole is being installed at Norfolk Square for the Remembrance Day service.

The ceiling in the market arcade will be redecorated once the stonework and gutter repair work is completed.

Last updated: 30th October 2013

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