Sentry Hill conservation work costs reduced

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THE NORTHERN Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) has recommended work to replace windows at Sentry Hill be scaled back.

Last year the council allocated £17,000 toward the cost of replacing windows at the museum and listed building in the Ballycraigy area.

Initially it was thought deteriorating window frames in the 19th century farmhouse would have to be completely replaced costing £25,000 with 45 per cent of the funding coming from the NIEA.

However, following an inspection by the agency, it recommended repairing the affected windows instead of completely replacing them.

The new estimated cost is expected to be £9,000, with the council paying £5,000 toward the work.