COUNTY Hall will reopen on Wednesday after a flood and power outage forced its closure. 

On Monday (July 26) a flood in the plant room of Wiltshire Council’s Trowbridge offices, which caused a power outage, forced the closure of the building for two days.

Engineers worked on the issue to dry out the plant room and to test all of the building systems so that power to the site could be restored safely.

Leader of the council, Richard Clewer said: “We are pleased to be able to open County Hall again and I want to thank everyone for their patience while the issue was addressed. 

“Our staff responded swiftly to ensure alternative arrangements were put in place where needed. 

“Thank you to everyone for their understanding and I’m delighted we are fully up and running again at County Hall.”

Reception is open as once again normal but the Trowbridge library was still closed at the time of writing.  

A spokesman for the local authority added: “Couples who have ceremonies today have been made aware of the new arrangements and planned appointments have been contacted and either rescheduled for next week or will be seen at Chippenham.  

“Telephone death registration appointments will proceed as booked.”