|Howard inspecting the Bob's Cafe site|
The recent arson at the former site of “Crazy Daisy’s” nightclub on the A45 at Stretton-On-Dunsmore has shocked villagers. The event has led Councillor Howard Roberts to call for the Planning Department at Rugby Borough Council to be more vigilant against allowing derelict sites to lay dormant, often attracting these devastating events.
Cllr. Roberts commented: ‘We must do more to secure commercial buildings that have ceased trading and become derelict. I have called on the Planning Department to be more proactive in the serving of enforcement notices to ensure these sites are made available to the open market, secured or demolished’.
Cllr. Howard Roberts has also visited another derelict commercial building on the A45 near Stretton-On-Dunsmore, the “Bob’s Café” site. In the recent past there has been vandalism, squatting and illegal traveller camps at this site. Cllr. Roberts has called on the Planning Department to act on this site to prevent it falling to the same fate as Crazy Daisy’s.
Cllr. Roberts said: ‘I have visited the Planning Department and made it quite clear that the “Bob’s Café” site is not only an eyesore but also a potential target for illegal travellers, vandals and squatters. I have asked that the Planning Department use the powers at its disposal to force the site owners to act now. We do not want to see a repeat of the Crazy Daisy’s fire at “Bob’s Cafe”’