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Council releases update on Town Hall ceiling

The Council of the Isles of Scilly has released a statement after a section of cornice in the Town Hall fell down last week.


Photo by Scilly Maid Chocolate.

An artisan craft fair was in progress on Friday afternoon when plaster near the back door of the main hall suddenly crashed to the floor at around 3.20pm.

The Council said that it will attempt to accommodate users of the hall at the Wesleyan Chapel if possible.

Read the Council's statement in full below: Please note that the main hall of the Town Hall building will be closed to the public for safety reasons until further notice. There is an issue with the cornice which resulted in a section falling off the wall last Friday. Fortunately there were no injuries as a result of this incident, but the remaining cornice must be checked and removed before we can open the hall again. We will provide an update on the status of the hall as soon as possible. We will also try to accommodate users of the hall at the Wesleyan Chapel where available and appropriate. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


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