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Derelict shop

Reported anonymously at 11:47, Tue 18 May 2010

Sent to Ealing Borough Council 2 minutes later

The ‘Central London Group Grill Bar’, on the corner of Northfield Avenue and Windermere Road has been abandoned for a number of years, and the building is now derelict. The windows are rotten, smashed and graffitied. The building is in a very bad state of repair and is a complete eyesore. Pigeons have nested in the broken shop signage, and the pavement below is covered in droppings. Is there anyway to compel the owners to repair the shop front and the property? Or can the council board it up properly, to prevent the inevitable rodent infestation and ease the eyesore? At the very minimum, the current pigeon nests need to be cleared. This building is in a prime location on Northfield Avenue, next to the entrance to Lammas Park, and between the tube station and the shops – it really should be rescued and used and not just left to rot.

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  • Recently there has been some signs of improvement. The old shop sign has been boarded up to remove the pigeon nests. Hopefully this is the start of a permanent change. However, I doubt this is due to council involvement, as I received the following from the council.

    'Hello, sorry for the delay in replying but I have been away from the
    office for four weeks, unfortunatley (sic) your issues do not full under my
    remit. Building Control and Ealings Enviromental Health Team are the
    people who are best suited to deal with your inquiry.

    Regards

    Ricky Wright
    Enforcement Officer.'

    No clue as to whether the problem was forwarded to the correct department or not. Let's hope so.

    Posted anonymously at 16:01, Tue 15 June 2010

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 16:01, Tue 15 June 2010

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