Thanks to Councillor Maggie Carman, a loose and potentially dangerous drainpipe at 76 Westbourne Park Road has been fixed.
Maggie immediately asked the Council to take action on this issue after she was contacted by residents:
“In the past weeks, a drainpipe at 76 Westbourne Park Road has been looking increasingly dangerous. It has obviously broken away from the bracket on the wall but is increasing in its tilt and as it is an original cast iron pipe I am really concerned that it will crash over during a winter storm and hurt someone walking through the passage. The house seems to be virtually always shuttered although occasionally a car parks in the carport for a short period. Whether someone tried to scale the pipe to gain access to the top floor, which dragged it from its bracket, or whether it is just old age and rusting, I don’t know but either way it needs attention.”
Following Maggie’s enquiries, residents told us:
“When I walked through the Westbourne Park passage this morning there was no drooping drainpipe precariously hanging over the passage wall from the garden of 76 Westbourne Park Road – thank you SO much for your support in dealing with this. I would have had no idea who or which department I could have gone to in order to report it, and you took it on immediately. I am so grateful and especially thank you once more for being so quick. I do not know whether it was the owner (doubtful I suspect) or WCC who have dealt with it, but it is now firmly back in its place and fulfilling its job.”