After falling masonry on Topsfield Parade in Crouch End almost hit diners seated outside a restaurant, Liberal Democrat councillors have called for action. Falling masonry is most prevalent after wet winters and springs, and has previously been a problem in Crouch End, Muswell Hill and Green Lanes.
Councillor Luke Cawley-Harrison (LD-Crouch End) said:
“If buildings in Crouch End continue to fall into disrepair then it is only a matter of time until someone is seriously injured, or even killed, and the council must take action immediately. I have requested that urgent letters are sent to all property owners asking them to review the condition of their properties, and that the council carries out their own street-level inspection to identify high-risk buildings. We cannot put a price on residents’ safety, and I hope these actions are carried out urgently by the council’s building control team.”