Bilston Town Hall cordoned off with police tape amid 'unsafe' warning


A street in the Black Country has been taped off in both directions amid fears over the safety of a building. Masonry has reportedly fallen from Bilston Town Hall on Church Street.

As a precaution, the public are being prevented from travelling down the street either by car or on foot. Traffic is reportedly coping well with the closure, according to traffic monitoring site Inrix.

It first announced news of the closure just after 9.30am this morning (Wednesday, July 10). A statement on the site, updated at 1.42pm, said: "Church Street in both directions closed due to unsafe building from A41 Lichfield Street to Walsall Street.

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"Traffic is coping well. Falling masonry outside the Town Hall." Pictures from the scene show blue and white police tape cordoning off the area.

Some damage can be seen to the stonework of the building, with various plants growing towards the roof. The Town Hall was build back in 1873 and according to their website, the next event taking place is Banner bright, Ned Williams, on Wednesday, July 24.