Register office moves after radon gas problem

THE TOWN’S registrar has been temporarily rehoused after higher than normal levels of radon were recorded at Buxton Town Hall.

The levels of the naturally-occurring gas, in some of the building’s basement stores and offices which are not accessible by the public, were discovered during routine monitoring before Christmas.

A number of staff were moved to another floor as a precaution, while the registrar was temporarily relocated to the town’s Connections office as no other suitable offices were available at the town hall.

A spokesperson for High Peak Borough Council said the authority took a pro-active approach to health and safety, and that stringent measures were in place.

“A specialist contractor is undertaking remedial work on a sump pump, which is expected to be completed by February 17, when we expect radon levels should return to acceptable levels,” they added.