Friday, 29 July 2022

Prudhoe drill hall update

I am delighted that Northumberland County Council are listening to the very serious concerns for residents' public safety at the old drill hall. The building is a dangerous eyesore.

Northumberland County Council have confirmed to me they are taking the following action: 

Due to the potential risk of failure of part of the building close the small section of road between Swalwell Close and Fair View, from Swalwell Close to the back lane.

The Council will start to prepare an application for a court order, under Section 77 of the Building Act to undertake work to the building, and/or installation of structural scaffolding to remove the "danger".

I look forward to continue to work closely with NCC, HMRC and Prudhoe Town Councillor, Tracey Gilmore, to ensure the voices of Prudhoe are heard.