One of the derelict and vandal-hit Twin Chapels at Dewsbury Cemetery is to be made safe after recent storm damage.
The grade II listed buildings, which date back to 1859, have been disused for many years and have fallen into disrepair.
A campaign group, the New Friends of Dewsbury Cemetery, has just been launched on Facebook to fight for improvements.
A previous group battled for years to secure the future of the Non-Conformist and Anglican chapels.
One of the buildings suffered further damage during the storms in February and now Kirklees Council has stepped in.
The council says the storm-damaged chapel is now “unsafe” and a council spokesman said: “The roof from this chapel is to be carefully removed and the rest of the building made safe.
“The works, which are likely to start in the next few weeks, will be carried out in consultation with the council’s conservation officers and are estimated to take a week to complete.
“Both buildings have been fenced off to prevent unauthorised access and secure the sites.
“Slates removed from the chapel will be stored for potential future restoration.
The spokesman said the council was “keen to work with any local community group to determine a practical way forward for the chapels and the cemetery.”
Previous attempts to secure Lottery funding for restoration have come to nothing.
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