Essential maintenance work to areas of masonry on the Town Hall is now confirmed to start on the 19th August. Brackley Town Council commissioned local specialist stone masons to undertake a programme of minor repairs to the Town Hall and have now received all of the necessary approvals to start work.
The repairs, which were identified during regular monitoring of the condition of the Grade II* Listed Town Hall, will be carried out by Witney-based, O G Stonemasonry. O G Stonemasonry has a wealth of experience working with important listed buildings, with clients including the National Trust, many Oxford colleges, the Houses of Parliament and Windsor Castle. The firm employs banker masons and fixers with over 20 years of experience of working with local stones.
The Town Council has applied to The Georgian Group to help fund the cost of the work. The Georgian Group is a national charity dedicated to preserving Georgian buildings and gardens.
Brackley Mayor Peter Rawlinson said: We procured O G Stonemasonry some months ago and have been waiting for Northamptonshire County Council to grant the licence we need to undertake works so close to busy roads. We are delighted that with all of the formal steps complete we can now get started on this important work.
Work on the longer term future of the Town Hall continues. Initial feasibility work has been taking place over the last few months which has included meetings with a number of local groups who have fed into the process.
Note to editors:
The repairs are not connected to the more comprehensive restoration of the 300+ year old Town Hall, ideas for which are currently being tested. Any more far-reaching work on alterations or improvements to the Town Hall will take place following a programme of community engagement and feasibility studies.