Winter Gardens in a bad state of repair

The Grade II-listed Winter Gardens, on South Beach Parade. Picture: James Bass

The Grade II-listed Winter Gardens, on South Beach Parade. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

I wonder just when the Winter Gardens will fall down. A number of us were looking at it over the holiday and we all agreed what a bad state of repair it was in. If it was to fall I wonder just where the borough council would stand as it is a grade two listed building. Would they get a fine? If so, I wonder if it would be more than it would have cost to repair it, then again it would fall on the rates.

The council says it has applied for a number of grants but they have come to nothing, as all you have to do is look at the state it is in. I would not like to think what the cost will now be to put it right today compared to what it would have cost eight years ago when it was closed.

MICHELLE P SWIFT

Email


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus