A great first step in our bid to conserve Dorset Hall: scaffolding was erected around the house this afternoon, prior to repair works beginning on the roof to make the building watertight.
Clarion Housing tells us that it will take around two weeks to finish getting the scaffolding in place. External works to weather-proof Dorset Hall will then take some two months.
The house has already suffered internal damage, but there is no agreement yet on how to rectify this. Talks with Clarion are ongoing.
It is reassuring that further damage will be limited following the roof repairs. However, there is a long way to go before Rose Lamartine Yates’ former home is in a fit state to provide the community space we hope for.
Would you like to help us in the battle to save Dorset Hall for the community? Please get in touch – your assistance is welcome.