Stones fall from derelict pub

PUBLISHED: 11:09 29 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:38 25 May 2010

BARRIERS have been put up outside a derelict Clevedon pub after building stone began falling on to the pavement below.

BARRIERS have been put up outside a derelict Clevedon pub after building stone began falling on to the pavement below.

North Somerset Council put up the barricades on Friday to prevent pedestrians from walking near The Regent in Hill Road, which has been left to become run down.

A new pedestrian walkway, complete with ramp, has now been created so people can still walk along that side of the road without being in danger.

A council spokesman said: "It is believed the recent bad weather has caused the stone to come away from the building.

"Immediate action was taken once we were told this had happened.

"The council is now in the process of trying to find the owner of the building so they can be asked to take remedial action and ensure it is made safe."

The Regent was once a busy, popular pub but has been left to become derelict.

Concerns have been raised about its condition and safety and traders in Hill Road have also commented that it would improve the look of the whole road if it was taken over and renovated.

In 2004 a planning application was submitted to change The Regent into flats and a shop but this was never acted on.

Since then, no one has been able to identify who owns the pub.

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