Proposal to repair parts of Sandal Castle
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.
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.
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.