Repair work at heritage sites

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TWO of Chesterfield’s best-known venues will have the builders in over the summer months.

The Winding Wheel and Pomegranate Theatre are both set to benefit from building improvements.

The majority of the work at the Winding Wheel will be to the building’s facade, with repairs carried out on the mock Tudor exterior, windows, roof, canopy, ballroom dome and doorways.

Work is due to start on Sunday, July 15, and last until Saturday, September 1, when the venue will reopen for the autumn season.

Refurbishment work at the Pomegranate Theatre is expected to begin in August with planned improvements to the Caretaker’s House at the rear of the building, so performances and bookings at the theatre will be unaffected.

The work is being financed through the Town Heritage Initiative with match funding from Chesterfield Council.

The cost of the work at the Pomegranate is £16,400 with a grant of £9,338.

The cost at the Winding Wheel is £73,708 with a grant of £53,617.