Carlton Tavern Update – HSE agrees to review decision not to prosecute

Carlton Tavern 1Maida Vale Labour Councillor Rita Begum reports:

“Yesterday I met officers of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to discuss the disgraceful demolition of the Carlton Tavern with my Maida Vale Ward colleague Councillor Thomas Crocket and Council officers.

The main point from the meeting is that, although the HSE has taken action against the owners and developers of the Carlton Tavern, they have stopped short of bringing a prosecution.

However, following our discussions yesterday, the HSE has agreed to review the decision not to prosecute.

In order to help the HSE review their decision we need to provide evidence of the dangerous and reckless way in which the demolition was carried out.

We need any resident who took photos or footage of the demolition to get in touch with Councillor Crockett (preferably by email at tcrockett@westminster.gov.uk) and send it to him as he is the agreed single point of contact.

It must come from the person who physically took it, as the HSE must be in a position to require that person to give evidence to that effect, should this be needed in due course.

If you could do this as soon as possible, it would be a great help. We would like to be in a position to review everything by the end of next week if practicable so Thomas can send one bundle of evidence over to the HSE.

Thomas and I are working together on this to ensure that the voice of the community is heard loud and clear!”

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