We are delighted that piles of rubbish have now been cleared from the front garden of 234 Portnall Road by Westminster Council, following requests for urgent action by Queen’s Park Labour Councillors.
While long-awaited legal action has been taken Westminster City Council against the owners of 234 Portnall Road requiring them to take action to repair the property in the next three months, the front garden remained in an awful state of dereliction. We told the Council:
“This amount of decaying rubbish is not only unsightly, it must also pose a risk to nearby residents and properties. It is a magnet for vermin and for those who want to dump stuff on top of what’s already there.Surely there must be something that can be done to clear the rubbish while ownership of the house is being resolved.”
The Council has served a Section 215 notice on the owners of 234 Portnall Road on 20th December 2019 which took effect on 29th January 2020. There is a compliance period of 3 months from the date on which the Notice took effect requiring the owners to do urgent repairs to the house.