Welshpool Town Hall Works
The building works needed to the external walls of theTown Hall are more extensive than first envisaged and when the scaffolding was erected the stonework was much worse than expected - water ingress had done more damaged than was initially apparent and the Victoria build quality was much worse than anyone could have suspected.
It has subsqyently come to light that in 1881 (7 years after the building was completed) there were problems with the stonework as evidenced by newspaper articles of the day.
The Council has decided that the works shall be done to ensure that this landmark building is kept for everyone.
The cost has rised to around £190,000 which is funded by: the Severn Valley Built Heritage Fund, Council reserves and Grants made under objective one of the Burgess Lands and Trust.