Following the collapse of a section of wall at St Oswald’s
Church, Malpas (after heavy storms) Cheshire West and Chester Council commissioned
a structural engineer to inspect the boundary walls and provide advice on the
repair work needed.
On the advice of the engineer two main stages of work will be
undertaken – stage one is temporary works to make the wall safe and stage two
is the permanent repair of the wall.
There is currently a road closure on Church Street between Old
Hall Street and Church Walk with a signed diversion route in place.
Contractors have now been appointed and the temporary works are
due to start on site on Monday 19 July.It is anticipated that the work will
take approximately six weeks to complete.Work will be carried out Monday – Friday 7:30am to 4:30pm with possible weekend working.(Some of the work may generate noise.)The time frame for completion assumes that there are no unexpected distreuptions to the planned works.The aim is for the temporary
repair to be completed and the traffic management be in place in time for the
schools re-opening following the summer holidays.Cheshire West Council advise that they are now in a position to start preparing a program for the permanent repairs to the Wall, which will involve some future road closures, details of which will be provided when they are available.