WORK ON a derelict building on Belleek’s main street has begun – with locals pleased to see the eyesore being patched up as of last week.
The building, which is privately owned, is beside Frank’s Bar on the Main Street, and residents of the village were worried that it had become unsafe.
Building Control at Fermanagh District Council contacted the owner and together they worked on a plan to fix the building, with council staff moving to secure the sight last week – and builders are continuing to work on site.
SDLP Councillor for Erne North, John Coyle, welcomed the move.
He said: “I am delighted to see Ross’s old shop been made safe. The building had been in decline for a number of years.
“Local residents was worried about the building as it was very unsafe. The council placed fencing around the front of the shop so no one would be hurt. After contacting the owner him and his engineer worked closely with the council to make sure the building was made safe. As of last week builders have moved in and have started the restoration work.”
A spokesman from Fermanagh District Council commented: “A derelict building (number 23-25) on Main Street, Rathmore, Belleek was reported as dangerous to Fermanagh District Councils Building Control Department. Subsequently Fermanagh District Council’s technical services department erected safety hoarding at the building. The owner of the building is now carrying out repair works.”
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