Investigation into damage on York city walls

Under investigation – the walls from Station Rise to Lendal Bridge. Photograph: Joe Park

Following our post yesterday about part of the York city walls being closed, local democracy reporter Chloe Laversuch has been doing some more digging.

She reports:

Part of the city walls between Lendal Bridge and Station Rise is closed for an investigation into damage.

A spokesman for City of York Council says a team is looking into an area where the 1960s cladding is flaking away.

They will then be able to decide what repairs need to take place.

The council continuously monitors the condition of the historic walls.

The stretch between Station Rise and Lendal Bridge will be closed for structural inspections until Friday.

Photograph: YorkMix