Letter to TWBC Environmental Services - 09.05.02


THE TELEPHONE HOUSE NEIGHBOURS ASSOCIATION
37 Church Road
Royal Tunbridge Wells
TN1 1JT

e-mail: telephonehouse@aol.com
internet: http://uk.geocities.com/telephonehouse

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
FAO Duncan Haynes, Esq
ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
Town Hall, Royal Tunbridge Wells

9 May 2002


Dear Mr Haynes

Telephone House Development Environmental Issues

Arthur Mann from CALA Homes (South) Ltd writes to us on 22 April 2002:
- Demolition
".. it has been brought to our attention by the local authority that the building is neither safe nor secure at present and there is concern that trespassers/vandals and the homeless will only help to make the building more dilapidated and encourage anti-social behaviour. As you can imagine we will do everything within our powers once we purchase the site on the 30th April 2002 to ensure that the site is properly secured and of course safe. "

In the light of this statement, why have we received no replies to our previous queries with regard to safety and environmental hazards regarding this site?

Arthur Mann continues: I have in the meantime written to Mr Ken Munday at Crest Homes to request that he ensures that the building is secure prior to CALA taking ownership.

Almost two weeks after CALA Homes is the new owner, why have the gates remained open and why is no security in place?
The site remains exposed to anti-social behaviour; we look at its further deterioration and as you know, there is always the possibility of accidents in such an environment.

Please inform us in writing by e-mail or letter of the action you intend to take in this matter.

Yours sincerely
Katherine Quinnell

cc: e-mail: Arthur Mann, CALA Homes (South)



What was removed from Telephone House, Tunbridge Wells, in February 2002?