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Fire risk - Asbestos in open abandoned building

Reported via desktop in the Walls category anonymously at 10:39, Fri 1 July 2022

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later

This church building on the corner of Prince Street and Queen's Square has been abandoned for decades, but as you can see from the photos one of the shutters has fallen off about a week ago making access easy (the shutter is still in place on the Google Street view, but it is the one on the far left).

The floor pictured in the photos is made entirely from rotten wood and asbestos panels.

There are also historical stained glass windows in the church.

There has already been extensive vandalism from just the last week alone, and with it's proximity to the town centre and Friday night drunks etc. I would estimate that it is only a matter of time before someone sets the building on fire.

In the interests of health and safety (asbestos), plus presevation of the stained glass and ancient church, please can someone at least board this back up? I assume the council's powers are pretty much limited to this.

The building is owned by Samuel Smith's brewery which has various abandoned buildings across the UK, so it is unlikely they will do anything with it.

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:40, Fri 1 July 2022

  • This enquiry has been referred to another team for action. They will provide further updates on the issue in due course.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 15:07, Wed 9 November 2022

  • This Fix My Street enquiry has been automatically closed.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 00:07, Tue 20 December 2022

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