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Safety fears over Winchester Buttercross
BARRIERS have been erected around the Buttercross in Winchester after concerns over safety. The medieval structure on the High Street was due to be cleaned from October 7 but experts today (FRI) spotted one of the finials may be loose, said a city council spokesman. The barriers have been put up to stop anyone sitting on the steps of the monument. The spokesman added: “They have put up barriers immediately to safeguard the public. They will be looking at this issue first as a matter of urgency.” Around ten years ago the Buttercross was damaged by Southampton University students climbing the structure.
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