Just incase anyone travels from Longport:
Update on Newcastle Street, Middleport:
We were called out to Newcastle Street by the fire service on Monday due to concerns over an unsafe structure. A subsequent examination of the property, which is in private ownership, has left us with no choice but to react to the situation given its location and condition. We have responded quickly and have informed the property owner of our decision to demolish the building with community safety in mind.
The demolition is proposed to start this Thursday and will require some large machinery to be brought in, including a crane which will have to be positioned on Newcastle Street due to its size and weight. This means the current road closure will have to remain in place while the work is carried out, which could take up to five weeks but we hope to finish it sooner.
Traffic will continue to be diverted on Westport Road and we ask motorists, residents and nearby businesses for their patience and understanding while this essential work is carried out. We will do everything we can to keep any disruption to a minimum.