PART OF PENARTH PIER IS REPORTED TO BE “INFESTED WITH RATS”

The bin storage area on the North side of the Pier Pavilion is said to be infested with rats

An authoritative source has revealed to PDN that part of Penarth Pier – which is owned , operated and run by the Labour-controlled Vale of Glamorgan Council – is infested with rats.

The affected area is said to be the refuse  bin-bays adjacent to the Pier Pavilion which are located on the North side of the Pavilion (the left-hand side of the Pavilion – looking at the entrance from the front)   .

Exposed food waste in the bin area is adjacent to unprotected drainpipes

Personnel in the Pier Pavilion are said to reported having seen rats in that area running up a drainpipe which leads into the “power room” of the Pier Pavilion.

One source says the fast-breeding vermin can sometimes be seen in broad daylight running around the area where refuse and food waste from the Pier Pavilion Cafe is stored prior to collection.

Rats are said to be nesting beneath the wooden steps next to the bin containers

Beneath the wooden bin containers, broken shelving can be seen  – along with exposed food waste. One PDN source said “The rats are running around everywhere – even in broad daylight”

Although traders are said to have alerted the Vale of Glamorgan Council about the problem, nothing appears to have been done.

Penarth Pier Pavilion’s hasn’t had its food hygiene standards tested for 2 years. Its score them dropped to just 3 . Now there are rats running around in its outside bin area

The Penarth Pier Pavilion hasn’t undergone an official Food Standards Agency Inspection for more than 2 years. Back then – in 2015 – its hygiene rating (out of a maximum 5 points for top hygiene standards)  was reduced from 4 to 3 – but was still considered to be “generally satisfactory” .

The inspections are carried out for the Food Standards Agency by Vale of Glamorgan Council inspectors and include examining the Pavilion’s arrangements for the storage and disposal of food waste.

Broken panellng at the base of the refuse fittings

The Pier Pavilion – which is now closed for three days each week – was once  said to be the “jewel in the crown” of Penarth.

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11 Responses to PART OF PENARTH PIER IS REPORTED TO BE “INFESTED WITH RATS”

  1. andrewsketty says:

    aaah mystery solved then…That’s where Tony Hazel and co are hiding!!! I will probably be banned from the Pavilion now for saying that

    • Freddie says:

      Got there before me, Andrew. 🙂
      If it isn’t the PACL board, I reckon it’s a deliberate infestation to ensure the building becomes a danger to public health and therefore needs to be demolished.

  2. s'vodden says:

    WHAT A SURPRISE.!!!!!!!!!!!!!Doesn,t THE PIER MANAGEMENT KNOW HOW TO DEAL
    WITH IT??????INSTEAD OF RIDING IN HIS BIG WAGON CHURNING UP THE GRASS
    ON THE CLIFF.WHERE IS OUR CONCIL TAX GOING???????

  3. Peter P. says:

    It’s not surprising. Where there is food, there are rats.

  4. Frank Evans says:

    At least the rats haven’t deserted the pier so maybe all is not lost.

  5. NickP says:

    Look at those involved and reflect that this is their best endeavour…

    • jameshayescarter@gmail.com says:

      Rats have been spotted at Penarth Pier Pavilion (Penarth News).

      Oh, dear.

      Don’t rats appear when a ship is, er… sinking?

      I now live in Cardiff but was quite excited as I returned to Penarth to enjoy a light lunch – with sea views – at the new-but-troubled Penarth Pier Pavilion.

      
What WAS I thinking?

      
The cafe – and the cinema – were both closed!

      Two words came instantly to mind: one was “how” and the other was “pathetic”.

      With the right minds and vision behind the project, Penarth Pier Pavilion could of been a lucrative and thriving social hub like Cardiff’s Chapter Arts Centre – and open.

      
Is it only a matter of time before we read the headlines: “Pier Pavilion closes”, “Pier Pavilion abandoned” and “Pier Pavilion derelict”, followed by an interval of twenty years before the news reports, either: “Pier Pavilion luxury flats go on sale”, “Pier Pavilion Poundland opens” or: “Pier Pavilion crumbles into the sea!”?

      At least the latter will prove interesting for future archaeologists.

      
They should make a film about it all – but go to Chapter to see it as the cinema at the Penarth Pier Pavilion will probably be closed.

      
Maybe, the Pier Pavilion cinema can accommodate just one more film before its inevitable closure – Roland Rat: The Movie!

  6. Eunice says:

    Ych y fi. They’ll be getting that man who had the bakery to do the catering next.

  7. whatsoccurin says:

    never seen rats but recently rang 101 because steam and condensation was billowing from the roof late at night-they asked Fire Service to check it out and it obviously looked worse than it was-may have been rodents having a barbecue or a ratatouille!!

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