No one can fail to see the beauty of our Heritage across the City no place more so than in Burslem, The Mothertown. The Angel gleams and watches over all, the Town Hall soon to be restored thanks to Haywood Academy, restoring it back into use as a sixth form centre from September next year.
Come September 2015 will the Scaffolding still be on the Queens Theatre, will Wedgwoods Big House still be boarded up? A Freedom of Information request revealed the reason for the excessive time the scaffolding has been in place is due to damage to roof structure caused by missing lead, the remedial work to correct the deterioration is not covered by the Councils insurer, so work has had to stop,
While the Council decided how or if to fund repairs to the roof structure, the costs of scaffolding mounts over £30,000 since work stopped.
Similarly next door the Wedgwood Big House continues to wait for the Councils insures to fund and fix the damaged caused by alterations to the highway, and the Big House faces another winter of water entering the building.
Are all of the Cities Heritage Buildings at risk of poor insurance cover from the City Council?