The planned closure of the High Street next week for road resurfacing has been deferred The work was scheduled between Monday, February 17 and Friday, February 21, as reported last month in Rye News. However, East Sussex Highways has notified local residents and business owners that the works have been postponed because of further structural failings found at the George hotel.
Apologising for any inconvenience, the Highway Authority states that “we will carry out the works once the building is completely safe and the scaffolding has been removed.”
A notice attached to the scaffolding in Lion Street states that the licence from Rother District Council to erect scaffolding is valid until February 23, but it seems possible that application may be made to extend this period.
Image Credits: Kenneth Bird .