THE last stage of restoration on St Mary's Church in Wallingford will begin next month.

A four-year plan had been put in place to improve the condition of the tower, according to churchwarden Roger Morgan, who said work on the west side, which adjoins St Martin's Street, would begin on July 15.

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The road will be closed for 12 weeks while the repairs take place, with traffic diverted.

Church activities, including markets on Friday and Saturday mornings, will carry on as normal.