ESSENTIAL repairs are being carried out on Trowbridge’s iconic town hall to ensure it can continue to function as the heart of the high street.

Scaffolding has been installed outside the Grade II listed building so that the repairs can be made.

These works include fixing sections of the roof to prevent leaks and the stonework on the building’s front to avoid further deterioration.

Cabinet member for strategic assets, Phil Alford said: “The Town Hall is a much-loved gem in the heart of Trowbridge so it is really important that we look after the fabric of the building to ensure the local community can continue to use and enjoy this facility for many years to come.”

During the repair works, a comprehensive inspection of the whole property will be undertaken. This will enable future planned works to be specified and programmed into the maintenance schedule ensuring the ongoing upkeep of this facility.

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These repair works will take place between the hours of 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and it’s anticipated it will take around three months to complete.

The Town Hall’s programme of events and activities are unaffected by the works and people using the Town Hall can continue to access the building using the existing entrance.

A temporary section of footpath has been installed to ensure the safety of pedestrians as they walk past the safety hoarding. All businesses in the immediate area remain open as usual.