Saturday, 19 August 2017

Pavilion suffers structural deterioration

PARTS of Mapledurham Pavilion in Caversham have been closed temporarily following an inspection

PARTS of Mapledurham Pavilion in Caversham have been closed temporarily following an inspection.

A structural engineer found the condition of the south-facing wall had deteriorated, resulting in bowing, and there could be similar problems in other parts of the building.

He recommended the hall, kitchen and store rooms should be closed while further investigations were carried out. This work is expected to take at least six weeks.

The changing rooms will remain open to enable football and other activities to continue.

Reading Borough Council says it will contact groups that regularly use the pavilion to try to help them find alternative venues.

A council spokesman said: “We would like to apologise to users of the building for the inconvenience and will keep them informed of any further developments.”

Local groups have spent years fund-raising to replace or refurbish the pavilion but the plans have been put on hold until a final decision is made by the Education Funding Agency on whether Mapledurham playing fields will be used as the permanant site of the new Heights Primary School.



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