Video: Shop front collapses in Rayleigh High Street

Shop front collapses in Rayleigh High Street

Shop front collapses in Rayleigh High Street

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A SHOP front has collapsed in Rayleigh High Street leading to the area to be cordoned off by firefighters.

Crews were called out to the Tile Centre at about 1pm after reports part of the building had collapsed. 

Officers at the scene said "ten per cent" of the premises was damaged but no one was trapped inside.

Nobody has been injured during the incident.

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Firefighters from Rayleigh Weir, Southend and Chelmsford fire stations are at the scene dealing with the wreckage.

The road is closed from the Rayleigh Weir roundabout up to the Eastwood Junction. Police are asking drivers and pedestrians to avoid the area while they make the building safe. 

Echo: Rubble - Bricks litter the pavement

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2:14pm Tue 13 May 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Obviously not enough grout holding it together..
Obviously not enough grout holding it together.. Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 16

2:32pm Tue 13 May 14

VeteranOfMany says...

Cr@p video, even worse advert....
Cr@p video, even worse advert.... VeteranOfMany
  • Score: 28

2:47pm Tue 13 May 14

roger moore says...

watched the video and had to put up with a 30 second advert before i watched the 9 second video..seriously do away with all these cr@ppy adverts everywhere!
watched the video and had to put up with a 30 second advert before i watched the 9 second video..seriously do away with all these cr@ppy adverts everywhere! roger moore
  • Score: 43

2:50pm Tue 13 May 14

sesibollox says...

Shame it wasn't the flats above Blanco, which collapsed, now that would be RIGHT LAFF
Shame it wasn't the flats above Blanco, which collapsed, now that would be RIGHT LAFF sesibollox
  • Score: -17

3:04pm Tue 13 May 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

roger moore wrote:
watched the video and had to put up with a 30 second advert before i watched the 9 second video..seriously do away with all these cr@ppy adverts everywhere!
you can get rid of the ads easy enough.
[quote][p][bold]roger moore[/bold] wrote: watched the video and had to put up with a 30 second advert before i watched the 9 second video..seriously do away with all these cr@ppy adverts everywhere![/p][/quote]you can get rid of the ads easy enough. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: -7

3:33pm Tue 13 May 14

QuestionTime says...

It's chaos in Rayleigh, there is no access past Love Lane for pedestrians or motorists and parents trying to collect their children from Love Lane School are being told by an unfriendly police officer 'go the long way round' yet with no real direction for those who don't know where the alley ways are.
Drivers attempting to get through Rayleigh will need to take extra time and find alternative routes as Health and Safety has gone mad!
And all this is happening in the pouring rain....deep joy!
It's chaos in Rayleigh, there is no access past Love Lane for pedestrians or motorists and parents trying to collect their children from Love Lane School are being told by an unfriendly police officer 'go the long way round' yet with no real direction for those who don't know where the alley ways are. Drivers attempting to get through Rayleigh will need to take extra time and find alternative routes as Health and Safety has gone mad! And all this is happening in the pouring rain....deep joy! QuestionTime
  • Score: 15

3:35pm Tue 13 May 14

CarnMountification says...

QuestionTime wrote:
It's chaos in Rayleigh, there is no access past Love Lane for pedestrians or motorists and parents trying to collect their children from Love Lane School are being told by an unfriendly police officer 'go the long way round' yet with no real direction for those who don't know where the alley ways are.
Drivers attempting to get through Rayleigh will need to take extra time and find alternative routes as Health and Safety has gone mad!
And all this is happening in the pouring rain....deep joy!
Falling masonry dimbo
[quote][p][bold]QuestionTime[/bold] wrote: It's chaos in Rayleigh, there is no access past Love Lane for pedestrians or motorists and parents trying to collect their children from Love Lane School are being told by an unfriendly police officer 'go the long way round' yet with no real direction for those who don't know where the alley ways are. Drivers attempting to get through Rayleigh will need to take extra time and find alternative routes as Health and Safety has gone mad! And all this is happening in the pouring rain....deep joy![/p][/quote]Falling masonry dimbo CarnMountification
  • Score: 6

3:48pm Tue 13 May 14

QuestionTime says...

CarnMountification wrote:
QuestionTime wrote:
It's chaos in Rayleigh, there is no access past Love Lane for pedestrians or motorists and parents trying to collect their children from Love Lane School are being told by an unfriendly police officer 'go the long way round' yet with no real direction for those who don't know where the alley ways are.
Drivers attempting to get through Rayleigh will need to take extra time and find alternative routes as Health and Safety has gone mad!
And all this is happening in the pouring rain....deep joy!
Falling masonry dimbo
If it's that much of a concern I doubt the unfriendly police officer would be standing beneath the the Tile Shop as I witnessed, there is plenty of space to allow an organised pathway for the pedestrians to get through, probably not for motorists though!
Anyway what do I know, I'm just a dimbo with no common sense.........glad we're not living in the time of the blitz!
[quote][p][bold]CarnMountification[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]QuestionTime[/bold] wrote: It's chaos in Rayleigh, there is no access past Love Lane for pedestrians or motorists and parents trying to collect their children from Love Lane School are being told by an unfriendly police officer 'go the long way round' yet with no real direction for those who don't know where the alley ways are. Drivers attempting to get through Rayleigh will need to take extra time and find alternative routes as Health and Safety has gone mad! And all this is happening in the pouring rain....deep joy![/p][/quote]Falling masonry dimbo[/p][/quote]If it's that much of a concern I doubt the unfriendly police officer would be standing beneath the the Tile Shop as I witnessed, there is plenty of space to allow an organised pathway for the pedestrians to get through, probably not for motorists though! Anyway what do I know, I'm just a dimbo with no common sense.........glad we're not living in the time of the blitz! QuestionTime
  • Score: 12

3:53pm Tue 13 May 14

andyh says...

Having seen the pictures on the Fire Service pages, I wonder what actually triggered the collapse ("obviously" the brickwork had deteriorated, but)
The winds today have been nowhere near as strong as a couple of days ago.
Was it struck by lightning; or were the drains on the roof blocked and water depth there built up to be enough to push it over?
Until the cause is diagnosed it would be risky to allow the public to pass by.
One brick from that height onto a hard hat would be bad enough, but a block of them onto an unprotected head would be fatal.
Having seen the pictures on the Fire Service pages, I wonder what actually triggered the collapse ("obviously" the brickwork had deteriorated, but) The winds today have been nowhere near as strong as a couple of days ago. Was it struck by lightning; or were the drains on the roof blocked and water depth there built up to be enough to push it over? Until the cause is diagnosed it would be risky to allow the public to pass by. One brick from that height onto a hard hat would be bad enough, but a block of them onto an unprotected head would be fatal. andyh
  • Score: 15

4:24pm Tue 13 May 14

Idontknowy says...

Damned if they do, damed if they don't. he emergency service are just doing a job trying to protect the public. The "unfriendly" policeman is doing a job and is probably sick of people arguing with him becaue they want to get past quickly They have cordoned off that part of the road but you can walk along the other side of the road opposite the shop. I'm sure if anybody got hit on the head by falling masonry they would want to know why they weren't stopped from going there.
Damned if they do, damed if they don't. he emergency service are just doing a job trying to protect the public. The "unfriendly" policeman is doing a job and is probably sick of people arguing with him becaue they want to get past quickly They have cordoned off that part of the road but you can walk along the other side of the road opposite the shop. I'm sure if anybody got hit on the head by falling masonry they would want to know why they weren't stopped from going there. Idontknowy
  • Score: 18

4:40pm Tue 13 May 14

ZUBZUBUK says...

Please don't make light of this. My daughter had that lot coming at her windscreen when it came down, she's a Mum of 4. I can't believe how close she came to being killed. I can't stop shaking, bless her, can imagine how she is feeling she is in shock at how close it was to a completely different outcome.
Please don't make light of this. My daughter had that lot coming at her windscreen when it came down, she's a Mum of 4. I can't believe how close she came to being killed. I can't stop shaking, bless her, can imagine how she is feeling she is in shock at how close it was to a completely different outcome. ZUBZUBUK
  • Score: 4

5:57pm Tue 13 May 14

chunkus04 says...

firstly, i am glad that one one was hurt, how? i dont know on such a busy stretch of road.

secondly i wish the echo would find out all the facts before publishing stories.

Part of the roof stucture gave way for what ever reason and the resulting falling debris crashed down hitting and causing little damage to the shop front and railings outside, from what ive seen the shop front itself is still intact! the video here is a compleate waste of time and website space as it shows nothing of the actully problems here.
firstly, i am glad that one one was hurt, how? i dont know on such a busy stretch of road. secondly i wish the echo would find out all the facts before publishing stories. Part of the roof stucture gave way for what ever reason and the resulting falling debris crashed down hitting and causing little damage to the shop front and railings outside, from what ive seen the shop front itself is still intact! the video here is a compleate waste of time and website space as it shows nothing of the actully problems here. chunkus04
  • Score: 13

6:43pm Tue 13 May 14

TherealIndiana says...

Are the buses still running?
Are the buses still running? TherealIndiana
  • Score: -2

6:44pm Tue 13 May 14

TherealIndiana says...

Been waiting ages....
Been waiting ages.... TherealIndiana
  • Score: -2

7:58pm Tue 13 May 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

ZUBZUBUK wrote:
Please don't make light of this. My daughter had that lot coming at her windscreen when it came down, she's a Mum of 4. I can't believe how close she came to being killed. I can't stop shaking, bless her, can imagine how she is feeling she is in shock at how close it was to a completely different outcome.
Just wondering, whats the relevance of being a Mum of 4..?
[quote][p][bold]ZUBZUBUK[/bold] wrote: Please don't make light of this. My daughter had that lot coming at her windscreen when it came down, she's a Mum of 4. I can't believe how close she came to being killed. I can't stop shaking, bless her, can imagine how she is feeling she is in shock at how close it was to a completely different outcome.[/p][/quote]Just wondering, whats the relevance of being a Mum of 4..? DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 10

8:14pm Tue 13 May 14

ZUBZUBUK says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
ZUBZUBUK wrote:
Please don't make light of this. My daughter had that lot coming at her windscreen when it came down, she's a Mum of 4. I can't believe how close she came to being killed. I can't stop shaking, bless her, can imagine how she is feeling she is in shock at how close it was to a completely different outcome.
Just wondering, whats the relevance of being a Mum of 4..?
When something happens to your child that you realise you could not have protected them from, then as a mother your next thought would go to what the impact would have been on 4 other lives - your Grandchildren's. I'm sorry if I posted before I had a chance to consider if it was relevant that she is a Mum of 4, at the time it really mattered to me.
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZUBZUBUK[/bold] wrote: Please don't make light of this. My daughter had that lot coming at her windscreen when it came down, she's a Mum of 4. I can't believe how close she came to being killed. I can't stop shaking, bless her, can imagine how she is feeling she is in shock at how close it was to a completely different outcome.[/p][/quote]Just wondering, whats the relevance of being a Mum of 4..?[/p][/quote]When something happens to your child that you realise you could not have protected them from, then as a mother your next thought would go to what the impact would have been on 4 other lives - your Grandchildren's. I'm sorry if I posted before I had a chance to consider if it was relevant that she is a Mum of 4, at the time it really mattered to me. ZUBZUBUK
  • Score: 9

8:33pm Tue 13 May 14

Anjalee5 says...

You people are pathetic...commentin
g on the news of others because you have nothing better to do, I'm sure you'd care a lot more had it happened to you. Get off your computers or phones or whatever and go make some news of your own...and yes, this will be my only post. Here today, gone...well today actually!
You people are pathetic...commentin g on the news of others because you have nothing better to do, I'm sure you'd care a lot more had it happened to you. Get off your computers or phones or whatever and go make some news of your own...and yes, this will be my only post. Here today, gone...well today actually! Anjalee5
  • Score: 2

9:17pm Tue 13 May 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

andyh wrote:
Having seen the pictures on the Fire Service pages, I wonder what actually triggered the collapse ("obviously" the brickwork had deteriorated, but)
The winds today have been nowhere near as strong as a couple of days ago.
Was it struck by lightning; or were the drains on the roof blocked and water depth there built up to be enough to push it over?
Until the cause is diagnosed it would be risky to allow the public to pass by.
One brick from that height onto a hard hat would be bad enough, but a block of them onto an unprotected head would be fatal.
The whole street must now be closed, pending building checks
[quote][p][bold]andyh[/bold] wrote: Having seen the pictures on the Fire Service pages, I wonder what actually triggered the collapse ("obviously" the brickwork had deteriorated, but) The winds today have been nowhere near as strong as a couple of days ago. Was it struck by lightning; or were the drains on the roof blocked and water depth there built up to be enough to push it over? Until the cause is diagnosed it would be risky to allow the public to pass by. One brick from that height onto a hard hat would be bad enough, but a block of them onto an unprotected head would be fatal.[/p][/quote]The whole street must now be closed, pending building checks Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 5

9:46pm Tue 13 May 14

QuestionTime says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
andyh wrote:
Having seen the pictures on the Fire Service pages, I wonder what actually triggered the collapse ("obviously" the brickwork had deteriorated, but)
The winds today have been nowhere near as strong as a couple of days ago.
Was it struck by lightning; or were the drains on the roof blocked and water depth there built up to be enough to push it over?
Until the cause is diagnosed it would be risky to allow the public to pass by.
One brick from that height onto a hard hat would be bad enough, but a block of them onto an unprotected head would be fatal.
The whole street must now be closed, pending building checks
The scaffolding guys arrived at about 6.30 tonight, and yes the roads are still closed and probably will remain so for a while yet!
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andyh[/bold] wrote: Having seen the pictures on the Fire Service pages, I wonder what actually triggered the collapse ("obviously" the brickwork had deteriorated, but) The winds today have been nowhere near as strong as a couple of days ago. Was it struck by lightning; or were the drains on the roof blocked and water depth there built up to be enough to push it over? Until the cause is diagnosed it would be risky to allow the public to pass by. One brick from that height onto a hard hat would be bad enough, but a block of them onto an unprotected head would be fatal.[/p][/quote]The whole street must now be closed, pending building checks[/p][/quote]The scaffolding guys arrived at about 6.30 tonight, and yes the roads are still closed and probably will remain so for a while yet! QuestionTime
  • Score: 9

9:50pm Tue 13 May 14

sesibollox says...

QuestionTime wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
andyh wrote:
Having seen the pictures on the Fire Service pages, I wonder what actually triggered the collapse ("obviously" the brickwork had deteriorated, but)
The winds today have been nowhere near as strong as a couple of days ago.
Was it struck by lightning; or were the drains on the roof blocked and water depth there built up to be enough to push it over?
Until the cause is diagnosed it would be risky to allow the public to pass by.
One brick from that height onto a hard hat would be bad enough, but a block of them onto an unprotected head would be fatal.
The whole street must now be closed, pending building checks
The scaffolding guys arrived at about 6.30 tonight, and yes the roads are still closed and probably will remain so for a while yet!
Going to be closed for the week
[quote][p][bold]QuestionTime[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andyh[/bold] wrote: Having seen the pictures on the Fire Service pages, I wonder what actually triggered the collapse ("obviously" the brickwork had deteriorated, but) The winds today have been nowhere near as strong as a couple of days ago. Was it struck by lightning; or were the drains on the roof blocked and water depth there built up to be enough to push it over? Until the cause is diagnosed it would be risky to allow the public to pass by. One brick from that height onto a hard hat would be bad enough, but a block of them onto an unprotected head would be fatal.[/p][/quote]The whole street must now be closed, pending building checks[/p][/quote]The scaffolding guys arrived at about 6.30 tonight, and yes the roads are still closed and probably will remain so for a while yet![/p][/quote]Going to be closed for the week sesibollox
  • Score: 7

9:51pm Tue 13 May 14

TherealIndiana says...

Still waiting for my bus...me and john the laughing man are having a right giggle...
Still waiting for my bus...me and john the laughing man are having a right giggle... TherealIndiana
  • Score: 11

10:03pm Tue 13 May 14

Letmetryagain says...

Yes of course somebody could have been badly injured, or even killed,
but they weren't.
Some brickwork from a parapet wall fell over, end of story.
Yes of course somebody could have been badly injured, or even killed, but they weren't. Some brickwork from a parapet wall fell over, end of story. Letmetryagain
  • Score: -1

10:05pm Tue 13 May 14

Letmetryagain says...

To see photos, go to essex-fire.gov.uk/in
cidents/7987/
To see photos, go to essex-fire.gov.uk/in cidents/7987/ Letmetryagain
  • Score: 3

11:08pm Tue 13 May 14

Thorp55 says...

Why certain people have to be so nasty and bitter is beyond me.Why not just comment on the article and leave the schoolyard taunts out.i presume they have nothing else in their lives? grow up.
Why certain people have to be so nasty and bitter is beyond me.Why not just comment on the article and leave the schoolyard taunts out.i presume they have nothing else in their lives? grow up. Thorp55
  • Score: 12

1:25am Wed 14 May 14

TherealIndiana says...

John's gone home...I'm still waiting for my bus....and laughing....
John's gone home...I'm still waiting for my bus....and laughing.... TherealIndiana
  • Score: 0

1:29am Wed 14 May 14

TherealIndiana says...

John's gone home...I'm still waiting for my bus....and laughing....
John's gone home...I'm still waiting for my bus....and laughing.... TherealIndiana
  • Score: -2

1:35am Wed 14 May 14

TherealIndiana says...

John's gone home...I'm still waiting for my bus....and laughing....
John's gone home...I'm still waiting for my bus....and laughing.... TherealIndiana
  • Score: -3

1:35am Wed 14 May 14

TherealIndiana says...

John's gone home...I'm still waiting for my bus....and laughing....
John's gone home...I'm still waiting for my bus....and laughing.... TherealIndiana
  • Score: -4

7:20am Wed 14 May 14

sesibollox says...

sesibollox wrote:
Shame it wasn't the flats above Blanco, which collapsed, now that would be RIGHT LAFF
.
[quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: Shame it wasn't the flats above Blanco, which collapsed, now that would be RIGHT LAFF[/p][/quote]. sesibollox
  • Score: -6

7:58am Wed 14 May 14

alarminstaller says...

To be quite honest I seriously fear in the coming years will be a regular occurrence in many areas in the future.

In the recent high winds in Leigh shopping areas several slates blew from some of the old Victorian built buildings narrowly missing shoppers.

Unfortunately a great many of these older Victorian buildings structures and ornate designs together with some badly built newer buildings seriously lack any form of maintainance over their facias especially those that adjoin the public footpath, this is a result of many reasons including cost due to the need for scaffolding or council requirements for safety when blocking footpaths which really is necessary.

Next time you shop just look up especially in the shops that have been empty for years resulting in owners not having the income to afford maintainance it is very easy to see this increasing threat as buildings slowly deteriorate, through lack of money/care etc.

I just hope the same buildings have adequate insurance to cover the risks BUT I seriously doubt if they have.
To be quite honest I seriously fear in the coming years will be a regular occurrence in many areas in the future. In the recent high winds in Leigh shopping areas several slates blew from some of the old Victorian built buildings narrowly missing shoppers. Unfortunately a great many of these older Victorian buildings structures and ornate designs together with some badly built newer buildings seriously lack any form of maintainance over their facias especially those that adjoin the public footpath, this is a result of many reasons including cost due to the need for scaffolding or council requirements for safety when blocking footpaths which really is necessary. Next time you shop just look up especially in the shops that have been empty for years resulting in owners not having the income to afford maintainance it is very easy to see this increasing threat as buildings slowly deteriorate, through lack of money/care etc. I just hope the same buildings have adequate insurance to cover the risks BUT I seriously doubt if they have. alarminstaller
  • Score: 0

8:23am Wed 14 May 14

Kim Gandy says...

I saw it last night. Apparently it's the top bit that fell off and it happened right in the middle of the day so the fact that nobody was injured
is a miracle.

it's not that old a building but it looks sixties built and is held up by a thin column.

The sixties was the decade of love and peace but it was also the decade of crap architecture.
I saw it last night. Apparently it's the top bit that fell off and it happened right in the middle of the day so the fact that nobody was injured is a miracle. it's not that old a building but it looks sixties built and is held up by a thin column. The sixties was the decade of love and peace but it was also the decade of crap architecture. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 2

8:58am Wed 14 May 14

rayleigh123 says...

alarminstaller wrote:
To be quite honest I seriously fear in the coming years will be a regular occurrence in many areas in the future. In the recent high winds in Leigh shopping areas several slates blew from some of the old Victorian built buildings narrowly missing shoppers. Unfortunately a great many of these older Victorian buildings structures and ornate designs together with some badly built newer buildings seriously lack any form of maintainance over their facias especially those that adjoin the public footpath, this is a result of many reasons including cost due to the need for scaffolding or council requirements for safety when blocking footpaths which really is necessary. Next time you shop just look up especially in the shops that have been empty for years resulting in owners not having the income to afford maintainance it is very easy to see this increasing threat as buildings slowly deteriorate, through lack of money/care etc. I just hope the same buildings have adequate insurance to cover the risks BUT I seriously doubt if they have.
You open a can of worms here, if i have a roof and i have not been up there for umpteen years - in a hgh wind the roof comes down.

Is this an - act of god- or lack of maintenance - what way would the insurance company consider it ??????????????
.
.
[quote][p][bold]alarminstaller[/bold] wrote: To be quite honest I seriously fear in the coming years will be a regular occurrence in many areas in the future. In the recent high winds in Leigh shopping areas several slates blew from some of the old Victorian built buildings narrowly missing shoppers. Unfortunately a great many of these older Victorian buildings structures and ornate designs together with some badly built newer buildings seriously lack any form of maintainance over their facias especially those that adjoin the public footpath, this is a result of many reasons including cost due to the need for scaffolding or council requirements for safety when blocking footpaths which really is necessary. Next time you shop just look up especially in the shops that have been empty for years resulting in owners not having the income to afford maintainance it is very easy to see this increasing threat as buildings slowly deteriorate, through lack of money/care etc. I just hope the same buildings have adequate insurance to cover the risks BUT I seriously doubt if they have.[/p][/quote]You open a can of worms here, if i have a roof and i have not been up there for umpteen years - in a hgh wind the roof comes down. Is this an - act of god- or lack of maintenance - what way would the insurance company consider it ?????????????? . . rayleigh123
  • Score: 4

9:17am Wed 14 May 14

Letmetryagain says...

Thorp55 wrote:
Why certain people have to be so nasty and bitter is beyond me.Why not just comment on the article and leave the schoolyard taunts out.i presume they have nothing else in their lives? grow up.
It's called freedom of speech.

Before I had even visited this forum yesterday, a friend had sent the fire service pictures, and it was clear nobody had been hurt.

We both said that it wouldn't be long before at least one person posted to say that they or their children had only just walked along there, and they could have been killed. Of course that is true. They could have also said that a petrol tanker may have been passing, swerved to avoid the debris, crashed into a building, followed by a big explosion. Which distracted the pilot of a passing aircraft, which crashed into the school.

Of course none of this happened. No damage was done, and nobody was hurt. It's not really such a big story.
Certainly not the place to come looking for sympathy for something which didn't happen.
[quote][p][bold]Thorp55[/bold] wrote: Why certain people have to be so nasty and bitter is beyond me.Why not just comment on the article and leave the schoolyard taunts out.i presume they have nothing else in their lives? grow up.[/p][/quote]It's called freedom of speech. Before I had even visited this forum yesterday, a friend had sent the fire service pictures, and it was clear nobody had been hurt. We both said that it wouldn't be long before at least one person posted to say that they or their children had only just walked along there, and they could have been killed. Of course that is true. They could have also said that a petrol tanker may have been passing, swerved to avoid the debris, crashed into a building, followed by a big explosion. Which distracted the pilot of a passing aircraft, which crashed into the school. Of course none of this happened. No damage was done, and nobody was hurt. It's not really such a big story. Certainly not the place to come looking for sympathy for something which didn't happen. Letmetryagain
  • Score: 8

9:30am Wed 14 May 14

CarnMountification says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
I saw it last night. Apparently it's the top bit that fell off and it happened right in the middle of the day so the fact that nobody was injured
is a miracle.

it's not that old a building but it looks sixties built and is held up by a thin column.

The sixties was the decade of love and peace but it was also the decade of crap architecture.
Pure genius, stating it fell off the top, NOT THE BOTTOM Doh..
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: I saw it last night. Apparently it's the top bit that fell off and it happened right in the middle of the day so the fact that nobody was injured is a miracle. it's not that old a building but it looks sixties built and is held up by a thin column. The sixties was the decade of love and peace but it was also the decade of crap architecture.[/p][/quote]Pure genius, stating it fell off the top, NOT THE BOTTOM Doh.. CarnMountification
  • Score: 9

10:33am Wed 14 May 14

Kim Gandy says...

CarnMountification wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
I saw it last night. Apparently it's the top bit that fell off and it happened right in the middle of the day so the fact that nobody was injured
is a miracle.

it's not that old a building but it looks sixties built and is held up by a thin column.

The sixties was the decade of love and peace but it was also the decade of crap architecture.
Pure genius, stating it fell off the top, NOT THE BOTTOM Doh..
oh shut it... you were at it all yesterday. Give it a rest.

You are more stupid than anybody else here and that takes some doing.

Give it a rest. I'm not going away. So you will have to put up with my superior intelligence. I know it intimidates you.
[quote][p][bold]CarnMountification[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: I saw it last night. Apparently it's the top bit that fell off and it happened right in the middle of the day so the fact that nobody was injured is a miracle. it's not that old a building but it looks sixties built and is held up by a thin column. The sixties was the decade of love and peace but it was also the decade of crap architecture.[/p][/quote]Pure genius, stating it fell off the top, NOT THE BOTTOM Doh..[/p][/quote]oh shut it... you were at it all yesterday. Give it a rest. You are more stupid than anybody else here and that takes some doing. Give it a rest. I'm not going away. So you will have to put up with my superior intelligence. I know it intimidates you. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -9

10:43am Wed 14 May 14

Kim Gandy says...

Letmetryagain wrote:
Thorp55 wrote:
Why certain people have to be so nasty and bitter is beyond me.Why not just comment on the article and leave the schoolyard taunts out.i presume they have nothing else in their lives? grow up.
It's called freedom of speech.

Before I had even visited this forum yesterday, a friend had sent the fire service pictures, and it was clear nobody had been hurt.

We both said that it wouldn't be long before at least one person posted to say that they or their children had only just walked along there, and they could have been killed. Of course that is true. They could have also said that a petrol tanker may have been passing, swerved to avoid the debris, crashed into a building, followed by a big explosion. Which distracted the pilot of a passing aircraft, which crashed into the school.

Of course none of this happened. No damage was done, and nobody was hurt. It's not really such a big story.
Certainly not the place to come looking for sympathy for something which didn't happen.
Freedom of speech - to insult and berate others? That's called trolling actually.

And you are wrong. There was POTENTIAL there to have killed or maimed somebody. If that had been an hour or two later there would have been children coming out of the nearby school.

The real story is in the fact that this can happen at all here. You expect it in third world countries where architecture is generally poor or non existent.

Also it begs the question if that building is safe at all structurally, could it be subsidence, a gradual sinkhole even - and are similarly constructed buildings nearby at risk?

I have worked for two national newspaper groups and local newspapers so I think I know what a good story is thankyou. I don't need you to tell me.

What do you expect the Echo to be full of? It's a local newspaper and it reports local news.

I suppose you expect wall to wall mindless celebrities, endless TOWIE and other guff.

Freedom of speech is all well and good but trolling for trolling's sake isn't particularly helpful as folk like the stupidly named "Carnmountthisthatan
dthe other" (multiple identities from a coward who daren't post under their own name) clearly cannot make a valid point based on any real knowledge or experience so resorts to frothing at the mouth and insults for insults' sake..

Tell me is it Jo of Pitsea? Seems very much like her type of poisonous drivel. When are you going to pack it in? When they finally lock you up? You should know the brickbats make not one iota of difference to me.

Now, let's see how long you can stay on topic.
[quote][p][bold]Letmetryagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thorp55[/bold] wrote: Why certain people have to be so nasty and bitter is beyond me.Why not just comment on the article and leave the schoolyard taunts out.i presume they have nothing else in their lives? grow up.[/p][/quote]It's called freedom of speech. Before I had even visited this forum yesterday, a friend had sent the fire service pictures, and it was clear nobody had been hurt. We both said that it wouldn't be long before at least one person posted to say that they or their children had only just walked along there, and they could have been killed. Of course that is true. They could have also said that a petrol tanker may have been passing, swerved to avoid the debris, crashed into a building, followed by a big explosion. Which distracted the pilot of a passing aircraft, which crashed into the school. Of course none of this happened. No damage was done, and nobody was hurt. It's not really such a big story. Certainly not the place to come looking for sympathy for something which didn't happen.[/p][/quote]Freedom of speech - to insult and berate others? That's called trolling actually. And you are wrong. There was POTENTIAL there to have killed or maimed somebody. If that had been an hour or two later there would have been children coming out of the nearby school. The real story is in the fact that this can happen at all here. You expect it in third world countries where architecture is generally poor or non existent. Also it begs the question if that building is safe at all structurally, could it be subsidence, a gradual sinkhole even - and are similarly constructed buildings nearby at risk? I have worked for two national newspaper groups and local newspapers so I think I know what a good story is thankyou. I don't need you to tell me. What do you expect the Echo to be full of? It's a local newspaper and it reports local news. I suppose you expect wall to wall mindless celebrities, endless TOWIE and other guff. Freedom of speech is all well and good but trolling for trolling's sake isn't particularly helpful as folk like the stupidly named "Carnmountthisthatan dthe other" (multiple identities from a coward who daren't post under their own name) clearly cannot make a valid point based on any real knowledge or experience so resorts to frothing at the mouth and insults for insults' sake.. Tell me is it Jo of Pitsea? Seems very much like her type of poisonous drivel. When are you going to pack it in? When they finally lock you up? You should know the brickbats make not one iota of difference to me. Now, let's see how long you can stay on topic. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -7

11:22am Wed 14 May 14

Letmetryagain says...

I won't bother quoting you last post KIM, as it ends up with a long post which nobody bothers to read. I just don't read posts with endless quotes

Yes of course there was the potential for a serious accident, but there wasn't
There are potential situations for people to get killed or injured all around us, but thankfully they don't usually come to fruition.

To accuse me of trolling or of insulting people is in itself insulting, as it's something I don't get involved in., and no, I don't read the Daily Mail.

If it's insulting for someone to question why it is relevant for someone driving past, to be described as a mother with four children. Then my
definition of insulting is somewhat different to yours.
I won't bother quoting you last post KIM, as it ends up with a long post which nobody bothers to read. I just don't read posts with endless quotes Yes of course there was the potential for a serious accident, but there wasn't There are potential situations for people to get killed or injured all around us, but thankfully they don't usually come to fruition. To accuse me of trolling or of insulting people is in itself insulting, as it's something I don't get involved in., and no, I don't read the Daily Mail. If it's insulting for someone to question why it is relevant for someone driving past, to be described as a mother with four children. Then my definition of insulting is somewhat different to yours. Letmetryagain
  • Score: 8

11:32am Wed 14 May 14

sesibollox says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Letmetryagain wrote:
Thorp55 wrote:
Why certain people have to be so nasty and bitter is beyond me.Why not just comment on the article and leave the schoolyard taunts out.i presume they have nothing else in their lives? grow up.
It's called freedom of speech.

Before I had even visited this forum yesterday, a friend had sent the fire service pictures, and it was clear nobody had been hurt.

We both said that it wouldn't be long before at least one person posted to say that they or their children had only just walked along there, and they could have been killed. Of course that is true. They could have also said that a petrol tanker may have been passing, swerved to avoid the debris, crashed into a building, followed by a big explosion. Which distracted the pilot of a passing aircraft, which crashed into the school.

Of course none of this happened. No damage was done, and nobody was hurt. It's not really such a big story.
Certainly not the place to come looking for sympathy for something which didn't happen.
Freedom of speech - to insult and berate others? That's called trolling actually.

And you are wrong. There was POTENTIAL there to have killed or maimed somebody. If that had been an hour or two later there would have been children coming out of the nearby school.

The real story is in the fact that this can happen at all here. You expect it in third world countries where architecture is generally poor or non existent.

Also it begs the question if that building is safe at all structurally, could it be subsidence, a gradual sinkhole even - and are similarly constructed buildings nearby at risk?

I have worked for two national newspaper groups and local newspapers so I think I know what a good story is thankyou. I don't need you to tell me.

What do you expect the Echo to be full of? It's a local newspaper and it reports local news.

I suppose you expect wall to wall mindless celebrities, endless TOWIE and other guff.

Freedom of speech is all well and good but trolling for trolling's sake isn't particularly helpful as folk like the stupidly named "Carnmountthist
hatan
dthe other" (multiple identities from a coward who daren't post under their own name) clearly cannot make a valid point based on any real knowledge or experience so resorts to frothing at the mouth and insults for insults' sake..

Tell me is it Jo of Pitsea? Seems very much like her type of poisonous drivel. When are you going to pack it in? When they finally lock you up? You should know the brickbats make not one iota of difference to me.

Now, let's see how long you can stay on topic.
THWACK....
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Letmetryagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thorp55[/bold] wrote: Why certain people have to be so nasty and bitter is beyond me.Why not just comment on the article and leave the schoolyard taunts out.i presume they have nothing else in their lives? grow up.[/p][/quote]It's called freedom of speech. Before I had even visited this forum yesterday, a friend had sent the fire service pictures, and it was clear nobody had been hurt. We both said that it wouldn't be long before at least one person posted to say that they or their children had only just walked along there, and they could have been killed. Of course that is true. They could have also said that a petrol tanker may have been passing, swerved to avoid the debris, crashed into a building, followed by a big explosion. Which distracted the pilot of a passing aircraft, which crashed into the school. Of course none of this happened. No damage was done, and nobody was hurt. It's not really such a big story. Certainly not the place to come looking for sympathy for something which didn't happen.[/p][/quote]Freedom of speech - to insult and berate others? That's called trolling actually. And you are wrong. There was POTENTIAL there to have killed or maimed somebody. If that had been an hour or two later there would have been children coming out of the nearby school. The real story is in the fact that this can happen at all here. You expect it in third world countries where architecture is generally poor or non existent. Also it begs the question if that building is safe at all structurally, could it be subsidence, a gradual sinkhole even - and are similarly constructed buildings nearby at risk? I have worked for two national newspaper groups and local newspapers so I think I know what a good story is thankyou. I don't need you to tell me. What do you expect the Echo to be full of? It's a local newspaper and it reports local news. I suppose you expect wall to wall mindless celebrities, endless TOWIE and other guff. Freedom of speech is all well and good but trolling for trolling's sake isn't particularly helpful as folk like the stupidly named "Carnmountthist hatan dthe other" (multiple identities from a coward who daren't post under their own name) clearly cannot make a valid point based on any real knowledge or experience so resorts to frothing at the mouth and insults for insults' sake.. Tell me is it Jo of Pitsea? Seems very much like her type of poisonous drivel. When are you going to pack it in? When they finally lock you up? You should know the brickbats make not one iota of difference to me. Now, let's see how long you can stay on topic.[/p][/quote]THWACK.... sesibollox
  • Score: 1

12:01pm Wed 14 May 14

Idontknowy says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
ZUBZUBUK wrote:
Please don't make light of this. My daughter had that lot coming at her windscreen when it came down, she's a Mum of 4. I can't believe how close she came to being killed. I can't stop shaking, bless her, can imagine how she is feeling she is in shock at how close it was to a completely different outcome.
Just wondering, whats the relevance of being a Mum of 4..?
Cos is she had been injured or killed who would be there to cae for het 4 children
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZUBZUBUK[/bold] wrote: Please don't make light of this. My daughter had that lot coming at her windscreen when it came down, she's a Mum of 4. I can't believe how close she came to being killed. I can't stop shaking, bless her, can imagine how she is feeling she is in shock at how close it was to a completely different outcome.[/p][/quote]Just wondering, whats the relevance of being a Mum of 4..?[/p][/quote]Cos is she had been injured or killed who would be there to cae for het 4 children Idontknowy
  • Score: -7

12:27pm Wed 14 May 14

ZUBZUBUK says...

Thank you to the echo for removing previously abusive messages. I have my daughter's approval for posting this account but it is of course my interpretation of her words on the event also. I feel it is important to put the record straight as although no one was physically injured this should not happen in a busy high street.

Yesterday I received a call from my daughter who was very shaken. She told me not to worry she was ok but there had been an incident in Rayleigh High Street which I would probably hear about. I was at the computer at the time and as she was talking to me I was on 'autopilot' typing in 'echo news Rayleigh'. I actually said 'OMG a building fell down, what happened, are you ok, are the kids ok' before she even had a chance to finish what she was saying.

This was how I came to this page, not looking for sympathy as someone has said. I told my daughter it was on here and she read comments before I even noticed them, she was upset that people were making light of something which had been so traumatic for her. This was why I commented, there was nothing else I could do, I was upset and needed to do something.

When the large part came down my daughter said it was like everything was in slow motion as her brain tried to work out what was happening. She said it sounded like bricks coming down a builders shoot into a skip, she considered if it was thunder then saw the bricks and saw faces and heard people all in she space of what must have been seconds.

At some point she thinks she stopped her car but the first fall of masonry must have pulled bricks forward above as there was a following cascade of smaller bricks bouncing up towards her and coming out further and she had to swerve around to avoid them coming in her windscreen. She was aware of not wanting to drive through the bricks and risk damaging her car and said that people had moved rubble from the road for that reason so the cars behind her could get through. Today she is still trying to make sense of it.
Thank you to the echo for removing previously abusive messages. I have my daughter's approval for posting this account but it is of course my interpretation of her words on the event also. I feel it is important to put the record straight as although no one was physically injured this should not happen in a busy high street. Yesterday I received a call from my daughter who was very shaken. She told me not to worry she was ok but there had been an incident in Rayleigh High Street which I would probably hear about. I was at the computer at the time and as she was talking to me I was on 'autopilot' typing in 'echo news Rayleigh'. I actually said 'OMG a building fell down, what happened, are you ok, are the kids ok' before she even had a chance to finish what she was saying. This was how I came to this page, not looking for sympathy as someone has said. I told my daughter it was on here and she read comments before I even noticed them, she was upset that people were making light of something which had been so traumatic for her. This was why I commented, there was nothing else I could do, I was upset and needed to do something. When the large part came down my daughter said it was like everything was in slow motion as her brain tried to work out what was happening. She said it sounded like bricks coming down a builders shoot into a skip, she considered if it was thunder then saw the bricks and saw faces and heard people all in she space of what must have been seconds. At some point she thinks she stopped her car but the first fall of masonry must have pulled bricks forward above as there was a following cascade of smaller bricks bouncing up towards her and coming out further and she had to swerve around to avoid them coming in her windscreen. She was aware of not wanting to drive through the bricks and risk damaging her car and said that people had moved rubble from the road for that reason so the cars behind her could get through. Today she is still trying to make sense of it. ZUBZUBUK
  • Score: -6

12:35pm Wed 14 May 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Idontknowy wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
ZUBZUBUK wrote:
Please don't make light of this. My daughter had that lot coming at her windscreen when it came down, she's a Mum of 4. I can't believe how close she came to being killed. I can't stop shaking, bless her, can imagine how she is feeling she is in shock at how close it was to a completely different outcome.
Just wondering, whats the relevance of being a Mum of 4..?
Cos is she had been injured or killed who would be there to cae for het 4 children
Are you drunk??
[quote][p][bold]Idontknowy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ZUBZUBUK[/bold] wrote: Please don't make light of this. My daughter had that lot coming at her windscreen when it came down, she's a Mum of 4. I can't believe how close she came to being killed. I can't stop shaking, bless her, can imagine how she is feeling she is in shock at how close it was to a completely different outcome.[/p][/quote]Just wondering, whats the relevance of being a Mum of 4..?[/p][/quote]Cos is she had been injured or killed who would be there to cae for het 4 children[/p][/quote]Are you drunk?? Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 6

1:05pm Wed 14 May 14

stopmoaning1 says...

Letmetryagain wrote:
Thorp55 wrote:
Why certain people have to be so nasty and bitter is beyond me.Why not just comment on the article and leave the schoolyard taunts out.i presume they have nothing else in their lives? grow up.
It's called freedom of speech.

Before I had even visited this forum yesterday, a friend had sent the fire service pictures, and it was clear nobody had been hurt.

We both said that it wouldn't be long before at least one person posted to say that they or their children had only just walked along there, and they could have been killed. Of course that is true. They could have also said that a petrol tanker may have been passing, swerved to avoid the debris, crashed into a building, followed by a big explosion. Which distracted the pilot of a passing aircraft, which crashed into the school.

Of course none of this happened. No damage was done, and nobody was hurt. It's not really such a big story.
Certainly not the place to come looking for sympathy for something which didn't happen.
Can't agree more.
If I'd have been standing next to a lamp post in Blenheim Chase yesterday morning..........
[quote][p][bold]Letmetryagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thorp55[/bold] wrote: Why certain people have to be so nasty and bitter is beyond me.Why not just comment on the article and leave the schoolyard taunts out.i presume they have nothing else in their lives? grow up.[/p][/quote]It's called freedom of speech. Before I had even visited this forum yesterday, a friend had sent the fire service pictures, and it was clear nobody had been hurt. We both said that it wouldn't be long before at least one person posted to say that they or their children had only just walked along there, and they could have been killed. Of course that is true. They could have also said that a petrol tanker may have been passing, swerved to avoid the debris, crashed into a building, followed by a big explosion. Which distracted the pilot of a passing aircraft, which crashed into the school. Of course none of this happened. No damage was done, and nobody was hurt. It's not really such a big story. Certainly not the place to come looking for sympathy for something which didn't happen.[/p][/quote]Can't agree more. If I'd have been standing next to a lamp post in Blenheim Chase yesterday morning.......... stopmoaning1
  • Score: 3

1:17pm Wed 14 May 14

Chubbiest Hobo says...

QuestionTime wrote:
It's chaos in Rayleigh, there is no access past Love Lane for pedestrians or motorists and parents trying to collect their children from Love Lane School are being told by an unfriendly police officer 'go the long way round' yet with no real direction for those who don't know where the alley ways are.
Drivers attempting to get through Rayleigh will need to take extra time and find alternative routes as Health and Safety has gone mad!
And all this is happening in the pouring rain....deep joy!
So you don't mind walking past a building with bits falling off of it then? You know, just a random brick landing on your thick skull maybe?
[quote][p][bold]QuestionTime[/bold] wrote: It's chaos in Rayleigh, there is no access past Love Lane for pedestrians or motorists and parents trying to collect their children from Love Lane School are being told by an unfriendly police officer 'go the long way round' yet with no real direction for those who don't know where the alley ways are. Drivers attempting to get through Rayleigh will need to take extra time and find alternative routes as Health and Safety has gone mad! And all this is happening in the pouring rain....deep joy![/p][/quote]So you don't mind walking past a building with bits falling off of it then? You know, just a random brick landing on your thick skull maybe? Chubbiest Hobo
  • Score: 5

1:28pm Wed 14 May 14

pembury53 says...

b****y traffic was backed up to rettendon on the A130 ! get a bulldozer out and crack on with it...
b****y traffic was backed up to rettendon on the A130 ! get a bulldozer out and crack on with it... pembury53
  • Score: -1

3:18pm Wed 14 May 14

Letmetryagain says...

Scaffold erected this morning, and shop front boarded over.
You'd never know there had been a life threatening and traumatic incident.
Scaffold erected this morning, and shop front boarded over. You'd never know there had been a life threatening and traumatic incident. Letmetryagain
  • Score: 0

3:36pm Wed 14 May 14

Barry Bas says...

Anjalee5 wrote:
You people are pathetic...commentin g on the news of others because you have nothing better to do, I'm sure you'd care a lot more had it happened to you. Get off your computers or phones or whatever and go make some news of your own...and yes, this will be my only post. Here today, gone...well today actually!
So you come on here just to moan about people commenting on the news and you call us pathetic?
[quote][p][bold]Anjalee5[/bold] wrote: You people are pathetic...commentin g on the news of others because you have nothing better to do, I'm sure you'd care a lot more had it happened to you. Get off your computers or phones or whatever and go make some news of your own...and yes, this will be my only post. Here today, gone...well today actually![/p][/quote]So you come on here just to moan about people commenting on the news and you call us pathetic? Barry Bas
  • Score: 7

4:33pm Wed 14 May 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

stopmoaning1 wrote:
Letmetryagain wrote:
Thorp55 wrote:
Why certain people have to be so nasty and bitter is beyond me.Why not just comment on the article and leave the schoolyard taunts out.i presume they have nothing else in their lives? grow up.
It's called freedom of speech.

Before I had even visited this forum yesterday, a friend had sent the fire service pictures, and it was clear nobody had been hurt.

We both said that it wouldn't be long before at least one person posted to say that they or their children had only just walked along there, and they could have been killed. Of course that is true. They could have also said that a petrol tanker may have been passing, swerved to avoid the debris, crashed into a building, followed by a big explosion. Which distracted the pilot of a passing aircraft, which crashed into the school.

Of course none of this happened. No damage was done, and nobody was hurt. It's not really such a big story.
Certainly not the place to come looking for sympathy for something which didn't happen.
Can't agree more.
If I'd have been standing next to a lamp post in Blenheim Chase yesterday morning..........
Playing the Ukulele waiting for a certain little lady to come by....by any chance..?
[quote][p][bold]stopmoaning1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Letmetryagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thorp55[/bold] wrote: Why certain people have to be so nasty and bitter is beyond me.Why not just comment on the article and leave the schoolyard taunts out.i presume they have nothing else in their lives? grow up.[/p][/quote]It's called freedom of speech. Before I had even visited this forum yesterday, a friend had sent the fire service pictures, and it was clear nobody had been hurt. We both said that it wouldn't be long before at least one person posted to say that they or their children had only just walked along there, and they could have been killed. Of course that is true. They could have also said that a petrol tanker may have been passing, swerved to avoid the debris, crashed into a building, followed by a big explosion. Which distracted the pilot of a passing aircraft, which crashed into the school. Of course none of this happened. No damage was done, and nobody was hurt. It's not really such a big story. Certainly not the place to come looking for sympathy for something which didn't happen.[/p][/quote]Can't agree more. If I'd have been standing next to a lamp post in Blenheim Chase yesterday morning..........[/p][/quote]Playing the Ukulele waiting for a certain little lady to come by....by any chance..? DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 2

5:09pm Wed 14 May 14

CarnMountification says...

Letmetryagain wrote:
Scaffold erected this morning, and shop front boarded over.
You'd never know there had been a life threatening and traumatic incident.
a few bricks, whoopee
[quote][p][bold]Letmetryagain[/bold] wrote: Scaffold erected this morning, and shop front boarded over. You'd never know there had been a life threatening and traumatic incident.[/p][/quote]a few bricks, whoopee CarnMountification
  • Score: 1

6:35pm Wed 14 May 14

alarminstaller says...

rayleigh123 wrote:
alarminstaller wrote:
To be quite honest I seriously fear in the coming years will be a regular occurrence in many areas in the future. In the recent high winds in Leigh shopping areas several slates blew from some of the old Victorian built buildings narrowly missing shoppers. Unfortunately a great many of these older Victorian buildings structures and ornate designs together with some badly built newer buildings seriously lack any form of maintainance over their facias especially those that adjoin the public footpath, this is a result of many reasons including cost due to the need for scaffolding or council requirements for safety when blocking footpaths which really is necessary. Next time you shop just look up especially in the shops that have been empty for years resulting in owners not having the income to afford maintainance it is very easy to see this increasing threat as buildings slowly deteriorate, through lack of money/care etc. I just hope the same buildings have adequate insurance to cover the risks BUT I seriously doubt if they have.
You open a can of worms here, if i have a roof and i have not been up there for umpteen years - in a hgh wind the roof comes down.

Is this an - act of god- or lack of maintenance - what way would the insurance company consider it ??????????????
.
.
Hi there

To be honest the real point is not the insurance and who is and who is not the blame, it is the dangers to the public underneath.

I know I have opened a can of worms but in reality when you are in Westcliff, Southend or Leigh Town centres just look up and the future dangers are really easy to see.
[quote][p][bold]rayleigh123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alarminstaller[/bold] wrote: To be quite honest I seriously fear in the coming years will be a regular occurrence in many areas in the future. In the recent high winds in Leigh shopping areas several slates blew from some of the old Victorian built buildings narrowly missing shoppers. Unfortunately a great many of these older Victorian buildings structures and ornate designs together with some badly built newer buildings seriously lack any form of maintainance over their facias especially those that adjoin the public footpath, this is a result of many reasons including cost due to the need for scaffolding or council requirements for safety when blocking footpaths which really is necessary. Next time you shop just look up especially in the shops that have been empty for years resulting in owners not having the income to afford maintainance it is very easy to see this increasing threat as buildings slowly deteriorate, through lack of money/care etc. I just hope the same buildings have adequate insurance to cover the risks BUT I seriously doubt if they have.[/p][/quote]You open a can of worms here, if i have a roof and i have not been up there for umpteen years - in a hgh wind the roof comes down. Is this an - act of god- or lack of maintenance - what way would the insurance company consider it ?????????????? . .[/p][/quote]Hi there To be honest the real point is not the insurance and who is and who is not the blame, it is the dangers to the public underneath. I know I have opened a can of worms but in reality when you are in Westcliff, Southend or Leigh Town centres just look up and the future dangers are really easy to see. alarminstaller
  • Score: 1

7:58pm Wed 14 May 14

sesibollox says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Letmetryagain wrote:
Thorp55 wrote:
Why certain people have to be so nasty and bitter is beyond me.Why not just comment on the article and leave the schoolyard taunts out.i presume they have nothing else in their lives? grow up.
It's called freedom of speech.

Before I had even visited this forum yesterday, a friend had sent the fire service pictures, and it was clear nobody had been hurt.

We both said that it wouldn't be long before at least one person posted to say that they or their children had only just walked along there, and they could have been killed. Of course that is true. They could have also said that a petrol tanker may have been passing, swerved to avoid the debris, crashed into a building, followed by a big explosion. Which distracted the pilot of a passing aircraft, which crashed into the school.

Of course none of this happened. No damage was done, and nobody was hurt. It's not really such a big story.
Certainly not the place to come looking for sympathy for something which didn't happen.
Freedom of speech - to insult and berate others? That's called trolling actually.

And you are wrong. There was POTENTIAL there to have killed or maimed somebody. If that had been an hour or two later there would have been children coming out of the nearby school.

The real story is in the fact that this can happen at all here. You expect it in third world countries where architecture is generally poor or non existent.

Also it begs the question if that building is safe at all structurally, could it be subsidence, a gradual sinkhole even - and are similarly constructed buildings nearby at risk?

I have worked for two national newspaper groups and local newspapers so I think I know what a good story is thankyou. I don't need you to tell me.

What do you expect the Echo to be full of? It's a local newspaper and it reports local news.

I suppose you expect wall to wall mindless celebrities, endless TOWIE and other guff.

Freedom of speech is all well and good but trolling for trolling's sake isn't particularly helpful as folk like the stupidly named "Carnmountthist
hatan
dthe other" (multiple identities from a coward who daren't post under their own name) clearly cannot make a valid point based on any real knowledge or experience so resorts to frothing at the mouth and insults for insults' sake..

Tell me is it Jo of Pitsea? Seems very much like her type of poisonous drivel. When are you going to pack it in? When they finally lock you up? You should know the brickbats make not one iota of difference to me.

Now, let's see how long you can stay on topic.
Ha Ha
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Letmetryagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thorp55[/bold] wrote: Why certain people have to be so nasty and bitter is beyond me.Why not just comment on the article and leave the schoolyard taunts out.i presume they have nothing else in their lives? grow up.[/p][/quote]It's called freedom of speech. Before I had even visited this forum yesterday, a friend had sent the fire service pictures, and it was clear nobody had been hurt. We both said that it wouldn't be long before at least one person posted to say that they or their children had only just walked along there, and they could have been killed. Of course that is true. They could have also said that a petrol tanker may have been passing, swerved to avoid the debris, crashed into a building, followed by a big explosion. Which distracted the pilot of a passing aircraft, which crashed into the school. Of course none of this happened. No damage was done, and nobody was hurt. It's not really such a big story. Certainly not the place to come looking for sympathy for something which didn't happen.[/p][/quote]Freedom of speech - to insult and berate others? That's called trolling actually. And you are wrong. There was POTENTIAL there to have killed or maimed somebody. If that had been an hour or two later there would have been children coming out of the nearby school. The real story is in the fact that this can happen at all here. You expect it in third world countries where architecture is generally poor or non existent. Also it begs the question if that building is safe at all structurally, could it be subsidence, a gradual sinkhole even - and are similarly constructed buildings nearby at risk? I have worked for two national newspaper groups and local newspapers so I think I know what a good story is thankyou. I don't need you to tell me. What do you expect the Echo to be full of? It's a local newspaper and it reports local news. I suppose you expect wall to wall mindless celebrities, endless TOWIE and other guff. Freedom of speech is all well and good but trolling for trolling's sake isn't particularly helpful as folk like the stupidly named "Carnmountthist hatan dthe other" (multiple identities from a coward who daren't post under their own name) clearly cannot make a valid point based on any real knowledge or experience so resorts to frothing at the mouth and insults for insults' sake.. Tell me is it Jo of Pitsea? Seems very much like her type of poisonous drivel. When are you going to pack it in? When they finally lock you up? You should know the brickbats make not one iota of difference to me. Now, let's see how long you can stay on topic.[/p][/quote]Ha Ha sesibollox
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2:44pm Thu 29 May 14

Arnold Tarling says...

Go and look at Google street view - the brickwork had clearly failed and was about to collapse as it was not properly supported on what appears to be a concrete boot lintol.

Obviously no one has bothered to inspect the building regularly - it should be inspected every 5 years.

This collapse could have been avoided.
Go and look at Google street view - the brickwork had clearly failed and was about to collapse as it was not properly supported on what appears to be a concrete boot lintol. Obviously no one has bothered to inspect the building regularly - it should be inspected every 5 years. This collapse could have been avoided. Arnold Tarling
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