Meetings moved from historic Wakefield council hall following damage to building

Council Chamber
Council Chamber
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Architecture inside Wakefield County Hall, which hosts meetings of the district's council, has been affected by water ingress.

Meetings scheduled for the Council Chamber within the hall have been moved to Wakefield Town Hall as a precaution.

County Hall

County Hall

Andy Wallhead, corporate director for regeneration and economic growth at Wakefield Council, said: “The Council Chamber is temporarily out of use due to an issue with water ingress, which has affected some of the ornate plasterwork.

“Although the scaffolding is still in place, I am pleased that we have been able to work around the issue in the Council Chamber and the next Council meeting will take place in its traditional home.

“As County Hall is a Grade I listed building we are seeking advice on the repairs needed through specialist contractors.”