Councillors have asked for an update from the Local Authority on the state of play at Narberth Castle, with most of the area still fenced off for safety reasons.

Ahead of last summer, Pembrokeshire County Council closed Narberth Castle to protect pedestrians and members of the public whilst safety checks were carried out, after a ‘Dangerous Structure’ report was filed with Building Control, after fallen stone work was found on the ground and an inspection carried out.

The level of repairs required were to be established by the Local Authority Conservation Officer and Structural Engineer before the Castle could be made safe and re-opened as soon as practically possible. Officers were also consulting with experts at Cadw.

Narberth Castle safety
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Giving an update to members of Narberth Town Council at their most recent meeting, the clerk said that they had contacted the County Council for an update on the work to be undertaken at the Castle.

Due to the scope, the nature of the work and health and safety aspect, the work will need to be carried out in dry conditions and when the ground elements are capable of supporting heavy traffic (mobile cranes/towers etc) - councillors were informed.

The spring/summer season is a realistic time frame providing that all resources and permits are in place.