Redesdale Hall asbestos removal and repairs 🚧

On Wednesday morning (29/9/21), emergency roofing repairs were carried out successfully on the Redesdale Hall. This involved the removal of slipped roof tile stones along the east and west sides of the roof, and making secure the top of the guttering down pipe on the east elevation.

A member of the public had contacted Rachel (from the Redesdale Hall Trust) to inform them that a number of tiles had slipped and were sitting precariously near the edge of the Redesdale Hall roof. The town clerk immediately contacted potential suppliers and secured a firm that could undertake the work. The Chair of the council, along with councillors and members of the Redesdale Hall Trust, set to work in the rain to put out bollards and signs to make pedestrians aware of the danger and clear the area for the work to be undertaken. Thank you to everyone involved for working hard to quickly resolve this potential danger.

GAL, the contractor for the asbestos removal works at the hall, have also completed their testing and certification (Thursday 30/9/21). This confirms that the building is safe and it has now been handed back for use of the hall to resume. This is a great step forward as the asbestos had been a barrier to the planned renovations of the community kitchen and would also have been a barrier to further repair works on the roof, planning for which is currently ongoing.