The historic Grade II* Listed Building is in need of remedial work and surveyors were out with a ‘cherry-picker’ to reach the more difficult parts of the roof, clock tower, and upper storeys.
Plans are also in hand to carry out work on the ex-HSBC offices downstairs to bring them up to a useable standard.The impressive Queen Anne period building, dating from c.1790, houses Town Council Meetings, offices for the Council, and provides a base other organisations such as the Citizens Advice Bureau. The rooms can also be used for meetings by local organisations.
Caption Competition (just for fun)
While the survey was going on, one local resident chuckled at seeing photographs being taken of the office windows and suggested a caption competition.
What is being said?
Have a go if you wish!
(enter in the Comments below)
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