Call for housing association to address “derelict” garages


Local residents with councillors Rebecca Beagle, Mark Cherry and Sian Tohill-Martin

Sanctuary Housing says discussions are ongoing

A town, district and county councillor is calling on Sanctuary Housing to address the state of a block of garages on Appleby Close in Banbury, which he describes as “derelict”.

Councillor Mark Cherry has written to the housing association and urged them to consider demolishing the garages and regenerating the area.

One resident of Appleby Close described the garages as an “embarrassment” when his friends came to visit.   Councillor Cherry says the situation has been on-going for over 5 years.

Its believed only two or three of the garages have cars inside.

A spokesperson for Sanctuary Housing told Banbury FM: “We are aware of the concerns expressed about these garages and discussions are ongoing about the best way to address them given that some are still in use.

“We will continue to work closely with the local police and local authority to address reports of anti-social behaviour and would again ask residents to report any criminal activity to the police immediately, giving as much detail as possible, so the incidents can be properly investigated.”

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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