GALLERY: Near neighbour’s concerns over Wisbech wall which he wants cordoned off “before it kills someone”

10:01 01 August 2014

Building on the junction of Park Street, Park Road and William Road. Wisbech

Building on the junction of Park Street, Park Road and William Road. Wisbech


Near neighbour John Smith has called for a safety report from council officials on the state of a wall which he claims is in danger of falling and injuring someone.

John Smith said he had watched the building over many years – part of a former dairy and once a distribution depot- and was convinced it had “moved somewhat in recent years”.

Mr Smith took this set of photographs and forwarded them to Fenland Council asking for an investigation.

“I know the building has recently been sold and is up for redevelopment,” he said. “What I think should happen in the meantime is that for cones to be put round it warning of the possible dangers.”

He said an initial approach to the council had suggested The Park Street, Wisbech, premises were stable but he, and other residents, was not so sure.

“I see the wall all the time but recently it has begun to look precarious,” said Mr Smith.

He said there had been instances of older buildings toppling into the road and causing damage, most recently in Chatteris.

“Nothing has been done to protect the public from the danger of this wall in Park Street falling and killing or injuring someone,” he said. “The top of the wall has moved out a considerable distance.

“This wall is unsafe please act to cordon it off now before it kills someone.”

A Fenland Council spokesman said: “Our building control team have visited the site and are satisfied there is no imminent danger of the wall collapsing.

“Given that, in line with building legislation, they contacted the owner via his agent yesterday (Thursday) to tell him that urgent action was needed to make the building safe. We are continuing to monitor it.”


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Cambs Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Cambs Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Cambs Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Yesterday, 12:25
Lewis Parker is recovering after a scooter accident at the skateboard bowl in West End Park, March

Schoolboy Lewis Parker was left unconscious and with a suspected fractured cheekbone after coming a ‘cropper’ at a concrete skateboard bowl in a March park.

Yesterday, 16:45
Warwick Davis

Warwick Davis, who lives near Peterborough, has had his touring caravan stolen in Cambridgeshire.

Yesterday, 09:09
Anglia In Bloom

Housing experts have identified Chatteris as one of the country’s most attractive towns – outside of London- for anyone wanting to ‘buy to let’.

Yesterday, 16:33
New Road Primary School pupils with their contributions for local food bank

Whittlesey pupils celebrated harvest festival with a whole school assembly with each class playing an important part with songs, poems and prayers.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Read the Cambs Times e-edition E-edition