Northumbrian Water - Lead pipe replacement

Northumbrian Water are currently offering to provide a free survey and then replacement of lead water supply pipes in their service area which includes the north end of the Diocese of York.

Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC)

The Church of England has now issued guidance on the identification of RAAC in church buildings (including church halls) and what steps to take if you think your parishmight face this issue.

Local Authority financial aid

Legislation clarifying that parish and town councils can provide support to churches for repairs and improvements has cleared its final stages in the House of Lords.

A Government amendment to the Bill makes it clear that local authorities can provide grants for parish churches or places of worship, following many years of legal uncertainty.