Work under way on Jacob’s Ladder

Jacob's Ladder closed off for repainting. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 3072-21-13AW

Jacob's Ladder closed off for repainting. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 3072-21-13AW - Credit: Archant

WORK is taking place on a much-needed £11,000 brush-up for Jacob’s Ladder.

Scaffolding has been erected for the project – with paint provided for free by Dulux.

Sidmouth will feature in the paint firm’s national marketing.

The unique stairway has been stripped and given a fresh coat of gloss.

Bad weather delayed the start of the project but the district council hopes the landmark can be re-opened by the end of this week.