WELSHPOOL Town Council has spent almost £35,000 replacing the fire alarm system in the town hall, and could spend an extra £4,000 for additional works.

This comes after the building was temporarily closed at the end of August when faults were found with the fire alarms. The building was then kept open with people volunteering as fire wardens.

The town council’s October accounts show that £34,546.28 has been spent on replacing the fire alarm system in the town hall.

The town council has also been quoted over £4,000 for “extra works” on the fire alarm system from the company Universal Fire; something councillors will decide on next week.

These works are for linking up the fire alarm system to a central station, installing alarms in the basement, boiler area and escape route, and installing a detector in the bear cellar (old ladies’ toilets).