‘Toothless’ action on beds in sheds
I SYMPATHISE with Mr Romero in last week’s Gazette over his issue with sheds and beds.
I have tried for years to bring this important issue to the council, but even after an article that was in the Gazette where I was interviewed and brought this matter up with aerial photos of this problem, nothing has been done.
The council are quick at self promoting in their publication about how good they are doing when they pull one or two down, suggest they go on Google maps and zoom in on the borough, there are hundreds of them.
I too have had a problem with an illegal build near me, the perpetrator was ordered to take it down three years ago by the council – it is still there, making council enforcement a toothless dog.
Could it be that the more affluent areas where the LBH cabinet members live do not have this problem on their doorstep, so are less interested in it?
I suggest the Gazette reiterates its article last week on the survey where we came near top of the list of bad boroughs, and council leader Ray Puddifoot dismissed it as “silly”.
Get out of your plush office and take a real look at the building site that is the south of the borough Mr Puddifoot.