PLANS to refurbish the roof of the town hall continue to move forward.
Councillors in Ellesmere met to discuss the potentially costly refurbishment of their regular meeting place last night, Monday, when they staged their first monthly public meeting since July.
Councils enjoy a one month break from meetings during August, but Ellesmere’s reconvened yesterday with councillors talking through possible fixes to the roof at the public session.
Ahead of the meeting Mandy Evans, town clerk ,said: “The roof has leaked in different areas and has been patched up a few times.
“It has leaked three or four times in the last few years so the town council is looking to address the problem,” she added.
The roof of Ellesmere Town Hall has been beset by problems in the past.
In September 2010 thieves targeted the building three times in the space of a week and stole a quantity of lead worth more than £5,000.
The planned work could see the roof move away from its current flat design and become pitched.
It is hoped the work could help secure the building’s future after it was built in the 1960s.
Some, if not all, of the money for the project could come from Ellesmere Town Council’s cash reserves.