Wonderwall: update

Not much of an update, this, but we thought it was worth following up our previous post about the parlous state of the wall on the corner of Wickham Road and Cranfield Road.

It's still collapsed, and it's still an eyesore - absolutely nothing has visibly changed. However, Cllr Darren Johnson - who has been making enquiries on BC's behalf - has wrestled the following information from the council's customer services department:

'Officers from Building Control carried out a site visit on 16 May 2008 to inspect the wall in question. The loose brickwork was subsequently taken down and we are advised that there is no structural danger at the present time. Building Control are also going to make contact with the owners of the wall and request that they facilitate the necessary repairs as the wall is unsightly and children can easily gain access.
'The Council will keep this situation under review, and take further action if and when deemed necessary.'

BC first wrote about this at the start of May - some weeks after the wall fell down - and it is now July. When we first enquired, we were told that responsibility for the wall fell to PFI contractor Pinnacle, so BC isn't sure why the council intends to contact the wall's owners - we thought they were the owners. Meanwhile two months on and it's still an eyesore.
BC fervently hopes that the council, Pinnacle, and (if relevant) any other organisations involved get their act together soon. It's only a wall, after all. Maybe BC readers could find a decent brickie for them?