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Basic repair works “to begin next week”

At long last, Clarion Housing group has scheduled a start date for urgent repair works to Dorset Hall. The roof has suffered damage for months, with weather ingress which has led to a ceiling collapse.

We learn that ‘a suitable contractor’ has been engaged, and works will get under way next week. Contractors are expected to arrive on site Monday or Tuesday.

Clarion Housing tells us by email: ‘The site will be fenced off and the site cabins delivered at that point. The scaffolding of the building will begin shortly afterwards. Meanwhile, we are in discussion with the Council’s Heritage Officer to agree next steps.’