Eyesore Norwich pub looks set for demolition

An eyesore Earlham pub which has been empty for years finally looks set to be bulldozed, to the delight of local schoolchildren who have pressed for action.

The Shoemaker pub, in Earlham West Centre. closed in 2005 and has become a magnet for vandals.

Bert Bremner, Labour councillor for University, has campaigned for action and year six youngsters from nearby West Earlham Junior School joined the fight.

They wrote letters to Mr Bremner and Norwich South MP Simon Wright calling for something to be done about the eyesore.

Norwich City Council has served a notice on the owners under the Building Act 1984 because it is 'ruinous and dilapidated'.

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The owners now have 120 days to do it up or demolish it, or the city council will do the work and charge them.

It appears the threat has done the trick, as demolition signs have gone up.

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Jon Biddle, a teacher at West Earlham Junior School, said the children, who sent the letters as part of their literacy work, were delighted with the result and were keen to campaign on other issues.

Mr Bremner said he was pleased action was being taken and praised the schoolchildren for showing they cared about the area around their school.

Are you fighting to get action over an eyesore in Norwich? Call Evening News reporter Dan Grimmer on 01603 772375 or email dan.grimmer@archant.co.uk

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