Dangerous Kingswood walls to be rebuilt

 

Two retaining walls in a council car park in Kingswood are to be rebuilt following complaints from local councillors.

 

One collapsed wall that has fallen down within the Bank Road car park, and another that is in danger of collapse, are set to be replaced later this month by South Gloucestershire Council. Local councillors had reported last year that one wall had partly fallen over, and did so again in April this year when they noticed that no work had been undertaken other than to remove another section of the wall.

 

Councillors Gareth Manson, Andy Perkins and Pat Rooney (Labour, Woodstock) said in a joint statement:

 

“We were surprised back in April to find that no work had been done despite us reporting the issue last year.  We’ve been told that work should now begin around the 16th September to rebuild the wall and another that has developed cracks.  We’re pleased to see that this remedial work is now going to be carried out, as about 1,000 people are injured by collapsing masonry each year.”

 

The work to the walls is expected to take around four weeks and some of the adjacent parking bays will be closed temporarily whilst construction takes place.

 

9th September 2013

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