FENCING is to remain around one of the area’s most popular spots as the results of a safety inspection are awaited.Hartshead Pike has been fenced off because of safety concerns over possible falling masonry.
As the Correspondent went to press, the outcome of tests on the Grade II listed structure on the border of Mossley and Ashton were not known.
As such, metal fencing will remain in place until it either has been given the all-clear or it is decided restoration work needs to take place.
A spokesman for Tameside Council told the Correspondent: “The inspection results aren’t through yet.”
A health and safety notice said access to it has been restricted due to concerns ‘regarding falling masonry’.
Brickwork at the top of the structure may need repairing.
The council spokesman added: “Due to the age and location of Hartshead Pike, we are in the process of carrying out structural surveys to establish the level of repair work that we will need to undertake.
“We have put up some temporary fencing around the Pike as a precaution and would just ask that people don’t go beyond this fencing and to please bear with us while we carry out the initial works.”