Monday, March 19, 2012

Heritage crime: medieval structure being ruined by late-night revellers

Late-night revellers are ruining a medieval wooden structure in Chester by urinating on it, it is feared.

Council leaders have warned that the “major problem” is causing “irreparable damage" to the Rows, the covered walkways that surround the city centre.Town Hall officials have said the surface has worn away because the seven hundred year-old structure has had to be cleaned so many times.

In some areas the problem is so bad shopkeepers have found urine “seeping through their ceilings” from the Row above. Authorities have recently launched a crackdown on the anti-social behaviour to stamp out the growing problem in the historic Cheshire city.

Click here to read this article from the Daily Telegraph