Demolition work has begun on the Dane Valley Arms Public House in Dane Valley Road, Margate.
Thanet District Council served a demolition order requiring the owners of the Dane Valley Arms Public House in Dane Valley Road, Margate to demolish the buildings and clear the site. This however was not complied with so the council had the power to complete the work itself and will now recharge the owners (Dane Valley Arms Limited).
Speaking from the site, Cabinet Member for Community Services, Cllr Lin Fairbrass, said: “This is a really significant day as we have been waiting for this eyesore of a building to be taken down for so long. The owners have been enforced and fined, and I’m really pleased to see that the council have been able to remove such a blight on the local community.”
Dane Valley Ward Councillors, Ros Dixon and Gary Hillman were also present as the demolition began.