Somerset

Watchet Harbour shed to be closed over safety fears

East Wharf cargo shed Image copyright Google
Image caption The council will make a decision on whether the shed can be repaired or will have to be demolished

A shed at Watchet Harbour could be demolished over concerns about the safety of its roof, the council fears.

West Somerset Council said the East Wharf cargo shed, which is used by boater, would be shut as a precaution from 09:00 GMT on Monday.

It follows advice from health and safety officers.

A spokesperson said the closure would give the council time to examine the building before a decision is made on whether it can be repaired.

Councillor Anthony Trollope-Bellew said: "It's very regrettable that we have had to take this step but we cannot put the public at risk."

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