High winds cause bricks to fall on Newport street

South Wales Argus: Falling bricks from Newport building cause traffic disruption Falling bricks from Newport building cause traffic disruption

UPDATE: 12.15pm

Nick Alfieri, Building Control Surveyor at Newport council, said the incident was a “freak accident” in which a TV aerial had pulled off bricks from a chimney due to the weather.

He added: “We are going to extend the scaffolding from the next door building to ensure the safety of the public. Safety is paramount.”

David Wilcox, 64, of Maindee, said: “Look at that building – it’s in tatters. It was an accident waiting to happen.”

UPDATE: 11.27am

BRICKS are falling from the ex-Pockets snooker club on Clarence Place in Newport this morning.

The incident has led to traffic disruption in the area with Newport Bus services along Chepstow Road and Caerleon Road affected.

Newport council workers are sealing off the area.

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2:47pm Wed 12 Feb 14

NakedDancer says...

It seems like scaffolding has been on this building forever with little sign of any work activity. Similary TJs is also a crumbling eyesore - fenced off pavement with nothing going on. I'm not sure what Newport Planning department responsibilities and constraints are but someone needs to get a grip.
It seems like scaffolding has been on this building forever with little sign of any work activity. Similary TJs is also a crumbling eyesore - fenced off pavement with nothing going on. I'm not sure what Newport Planning department responsibilities and constraints are but someone needs to get a grip. NakedDancer

4:21pm Wed 12 Feb 14

russ angel says...

Safety is paramount?No it's not it is essential.Like everything else here in a bad state of repair nothing done about it and just left looking like a building site.
Safety is paramount?No it's not it is essential.Like everything else here in a bad state of repair nothing done about it and just left looking like a building site. russ angel

9:42pm Wed 12 Feb 14

hazellboy says...

They could do with a break
They could do with a break hazellboy

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