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happy to continue to wait
Not really. We have tried on many occasions, when we purchased we put in security cameras and a burglar alarm. The locals stole this. They stole the electricity meter too. Then they stole the slate roof (the roof was very large). Then they levered off the boarding when we boarded it up. We have boraded it up many times.Then they stole bricks from the back wall to make an extrance to the property. We put up regulation security fencing where the legs were set in huge concrete blocks and they stole this too. The building is in the middle of the high street, overlooked by many, but everyone turns a blind eye.
It would appear not.
We are nowhere near the property and the council inform us everytime there is a vandalism or theft problem. I have to assume they spoke to the Police, and we have indeed asked them to contact the Police but we have never so much as even had a call from the Police.
A councilor last year when informed about a recent theft and the homeowner responsible, told us not to contact the Police and he would deal with it.
In short we are being sorely let down by the council. The area is a well known problem and whilst they have installed CCTV in other outlying towns, they have ignored this one and the fact that it is rarely visited by the Police.
I know this all sounds hard to believe, but we are living this nightmare.
is there anyone we can ask for help?
Is there compensation for public disorder?
Are the council responsible for law and order and security in a UK town?
Thanks for the helpful response. We will indeed write to the Chiefs and maybe that will prompt some action.
Regarding the options you mentioned.
We cannot secure the site as the vandals have time and opportunity to do whatever. They have even stolen a brick wall and specialist security fencing.
We cannot develop it as the town is almost a no go area and the council do not even want to buy it for social housing. They have made the town beyond worthless.
Your last two options are answered by teh two comments above.
Surely a council who is paid to manage the area cannot fail to this degree despite getting funds from central government?