LEAD STRIPPED FROM NEXT-DOOR TO POLICE & CRIME COMMISSIONER

No 2 Stanwell Road is gradually being torn apart by thieves - acting with appatrent impunity despite being next door to the police commissioner

No 2 Stanwell Road  – in the centre of Penarth over the way from Penarth Library – is gradually being torn apart by thieves – acting with apparent impunity despite being next door to the home of the South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner – Alun Michael

Thieves  have stripped roofing-lead, plumbing fixtures and other valuable materials from a large empty property – No 2 Stanwell Road Penarth – which is immediately next door to the home of the Labour South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Alun Michael.

No 2 Stanwell; Road - Before and After. The House as it looked in July last year - and as it looks today - with lead ripped from the Bay Windows and piping torn out of the front wall

No 2 Stanwell; Road – Before and After. The House as it looked in July last year – and as it looks today – with lead ripped from the Bay Windows and piping torn out of the front wall

No 2 Stanwell Road was formerly the Vale of  Glamorgan Community Health offices and stands on the corner of Rectory Road and Stanwell Road. ) into 5 luxury apartments. Mr Michael lives at No 4 – a house which again is displaying a Labour Party election poster.

The period Bay WIndows have been stripped of the lead which protected them from the elements

The period Bay WIndows have been stripped of the lead which protected them from the elements

Amongst the items stripped from the property have been sheets of lead roofing over the period bay windows of the house.

The new development is for seven apartments and a town house

The new development is for seven apartments and a town house

The property has been the subject of a number of planning applications and the Vale of Glamorgan Council eventually granted permission for the development of seven apartments on the site and a four-bedroom town house.

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16 Responses to LEAD STRIPPED FROM NEXT-DOOR TO POLICE & CRIME COMMISSIONER

  1. Paul Fenton says:

    Neighbourhood Watch ????

  2. Rachel says:

    Would this really be news if this house was not next door to Alun Michael? Probably not. Mike Baker will be getting my vote next month.

  3. But surely according to Mr Michael Crime is going down, perhaps this is happening when the lights are out..

  4. penarthblog says:

    It’s irrelevant who the neighbour is.

  5. Ivor Bagman says:

    I have a photo of the culprits if needed.

    • tim Russell says:

      Dont bother the police with photographic evidence of villans…they are too busy running campaigns against motorists…stick the photos of the culprits on social media so they can be named and shamed

  6. Christopher David says:

    Well some of us said Alun Michel is an amateur with little observance or experience. Yes the independent Mike Baker gets my vote as well. Yes the lights are out- and the eyes dull.

  7. whatsoccurin says:

    saw the police there on Sunday morning-never knew what the building was used for-A while ago I did hear two staff shouting to each other across the car park, sharing some quite sensitive details about a patient-that’s confidentiality for you!

  8. Big Davey says:

    Well if it is going on right under his nose then perhaps he should put up the precept again!

  9. Ivor Bagman says:

    No-one ever witnessed the
    Rape of Normandie !
    Why – ?
    Done in broad daylight
    On a weekend ?

  10. tim Russell says:

    Consider a building with a few broken windows. If the windows are not repaired, the tendency is for vandals to break a few more windows. Eventually, they may even break into the building, and if it’s unoccupied, perhaps become squatters or light fires inside.

    Looks like the fire cycle is about to happen then!!!

    • Paul says:

      Makes it easier to get planning consent if the building needs demolition on the grounds of public safety. Burnt out wrecks of building are notorious safety hazards ….

      • Tim Russell says:

        Your right…one family in penarth have made a life time career out of allowing properties to fall into disrepair or become a danger so as to facilitate planning on properties which otherwise be listed grade 1 or 2!!!
        Any body been for a stroll along bridgeman road recently ?

  11. Peter Church says:

    So much for the neighbours keeping an eye on things!!

    I wrote to Alun Michael MP a good few years ago about cigarette companies selling fags in local pubs by the way of “glamour girl” promotions (this was when the smoking ban was being talked about)
    In fairness he was quick to write back, but I could not get through to him that these were legal cigarettes. He copied in the trading standards, HMRC , the Police and before you knew it, lots of e-mails and admin over a miss-under standing.
    I think this sums him up, he means well but is not very productive, which is probably why he needs more staff to cope with all the pointless e-mails and correspondence he generates at all hours of the day and night.

    Some people are like this, all smoke but no flame.
    Gordon Brown was a good example, tried to do everything and in the end got nothing done!!

  12. AK says:

    It will probably burst into flames and burn down some time soon.

  13. snoggerdog says:

    ello ello,wots going on ere ?,oo are you mate? im the south wales crime commisioner, thank allah for that for a sec i thought uze was the old bill !

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