The crumbling state of the balustrade looking down on Bath’s iconic Pulteney Bridge and Weir has prompted one local councillor to urge the local authority to take more pride in its heritage which – he says – is showing signs of decay.
Cllr Bryan Chalker – who is heritage ‘champion’ for B&NES and a councillor within the Lambridge ward – was reacting to the boarding that have been appearing along the balustrade on Grand Parade – which overlooks the bridge and weir.
It would appear to be covering areas of stone where the columns are fragile and eroded. A Council spokesman has said repairs are necessary and the boarding is only temporary.
However, Cllr Chalker told the Virtual Museum of Bath that this was the most iconic of all Bath’s attractions and B&NES should do the repairs as a matter of urgency.