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Council to spend £1m on fixing......a wall!

Views of the wall in it's current state between the two buildings of Central College and the Young People's Centre in Stapleford. Courtesy of Nottingham Post

Views of the wall in it's current state between the two buildings of Central College and the Young People's Centre in Stapleford. Courtesy of Nottingham Post

A council has agreed to spend more than £1million repairing a collapsing wall in the same meeting that it cut £83 million from its overall budget.

Nottinghamshire County Council will shell out the cash to fix the wall which is in ‘imminent’ danger of collapsing, despite already having spent more than £200,000 to stop it from falling down.

The wall in Stapleford stands between the county-council run youth centre on Church Lane and the Central College site in Church Street.

Andrew Stevens, property group manager at Notts County Council, said: “The wall is in a perilous condition with serious bowing issues.

“If it were to collapse, it would place the college buildings in severe danger.

“Temporary propping support to protect the integrity of the wall and the surrounding buildings has been put in place but permanent structural reinforcement is needed for a long-term solution.

“Money has been set aside from capital contingency funds to cover the initial estimated costs.

“We are in discussions with Central College regarding a contribution towards the costs of the work.”

A college spokesman said that they are in discussions with the council and will release a report on the state of the wall in April.

 

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