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Work progressing well at Glossop Town Hall

The roof slates at Glossop Town Hall are set to be removed and cleaned and the asbestos cleared as the next phase of work at the historic building gets underway.

High Peak Borough Council is investing in the building and managing the project to replace the roof to halt further deterioration and safeguard its future. The work began on site in September.

Giving an update on the project, Councillor Tony Ashton, Leader of the Council, said: "I'm pleased to say the work is progressing well - anyone who is regularly in Glossop will have noticed that the scaffolding has been up for a couple of weeks and the building and the roof are now covered with the environmental wrap."

Asbestos removal experts engaged by the Council have cleaned from inside the building so it is now accessible to the contractor and they can move on to the next stage which includes removing and cleaning the roof slates and the asbestos in the roof space.

Scaffolding is also going to be erected around the exterior of Market Hall in the next couple of weeks to allow for investigation of the roof following slate slippage earlier this year.

Councillor Ashton added: "There's a lot going on at this busy town centre location but we've made every effort to ensure it inconveniences people as little as possible. The markets and the Arcade shops remain open and we'd encourage shoppers to continue to support their local traders by shopping locally both during and after these works."