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Raising the roof at Glossop Town Hall

Work to replace the roof at Glossop Town Hall and repair the clock - one of the most recognisable features of the town centre - is progressing well.

High Peak Borough Council is investing in the building and managing the project to replace the roof as part of the investment.

Giving an update on the latest developments, Council Leader, Councillor Tony Ashton, said: "Whilst all the work is taking place behind the scaffolding and enviro-wrap and can't really be seen, I'm pleased to report we're making good progress - all the roof slates have been removed and cleaned and the asbestos in the roof space has now been removed.

"As is sometimes the case with buildings of this age and heritage, the team has come across some unexpected issues which resulted in some of the tasks taking a little longer than programmed. This includes discovering a quantity of unexpected stone rubble when the slates were removed which has had to be removed due to asbestos contamination and then replaced with block work.

"The work should be completed this week so that we'll then be able to get specialists to come and assess the clock in the next couple of weeks with a view to getting it working again as soon as we can."

Historical service records for the clock dating back 60 years, and instructions for winding and maintenance, have been rediscovered by the team working on the project. These records, and photos showing the work undertaken so far, are available to view below and on our Facebook page.