Proposal to repair parts of Sandal Castle

16/10/2017, PR8672

A proposal to repair parts of Wakefield’s Sandal Castle will be put to the Council’s key decision makers by the end of the year.

Sandal Castle
Sandal Castle

The project could see the wooden bridges, walkways and Keep’s platform repaired, as well as additional work to make the structures more sustainable.

Urgent restoration work to the historic monument will also be included in the proposal along with repairs to signs and information boards.

Jacquie Speight, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport
Cllr Jacquie Speight, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport

Cllr Jacquie Speight Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport said: “Sandal Castle is an important part of Wakefield’s heritage and a much-loved place for people to go for a run or walk, enjoy dog walking and family outings.

“We fully understand that the closure of the bridges and steps have had an impact on people’s ability to enjoy the castle, as well as on the actual monument and are very keen to sort this out. The repair work will require significant investment, which is why we are putting together a clear priority plan of what needs to be done.”

A report is expected to go to Cabinet in December.

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