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Aug 5-We would be grateful if you didn't open any new threads or continue existing ones other than that one relating to Gerry.
I was talking to a friend today who has told me that Greystones Building has been completely trashed.
Not just windows broken but completely and utterly trashed.
All of the Lead from the roof has gone, all of the floors in the building have been ripped up and the wiring ripped out (Lets guess where the plastic outer coating will be burnt) look for the black smoke next to Real Armas Pitch!!! Fire Brigade better be on alert for another visit.
All of the plumbing, toilets, systerns gone.
Roofs caved in where water now leaks through the roof.
If the council is not careful they will be paying to have the building demolished and taken away rather than selling it for a profit.
Why wasn't is all sold off when it was up together and saleable?
My property agent and i tried to get some discussion going with the Council regarding Greystones House, we tried numerous time to get to speak to somebody and every time we got the 'not ready yet' response. I can understand that there was covenant and lease issues to iron out but it is polite to keep a line of dialogue open with potential buyers. We gave up after 6 months.
Mr Gonzales Your friend is telling you porkies. All the costumes and scenery of the Nortonians were safely stored in there until a few months ago.
Ronnie. Your post is cobblers. I was in charge of getting Greystones ready for market up to May this year and you didn't speak to me in the last two years.
I was there with him at Greystones with him.
I think you need to get up to date with the state of the place. All of this damage might be a recent event.
I suggest a council visit might be urgently required
Gerry we never met anyone as we weren't getting any positive response from the Town Clerk, my acting agent was S. Rutledge from FisherGerman.
P.S if you read my post i'm confirming that in 6 months or so of trying to arrange some discussion with the Town Council we gave up after being told ' were not ready to sell' by the Town Clerk.
Gerry, sorry but you are wrong on this one, the place has been trashed, any, and I mean any, cooper or lead that was in the building has been removed, and not in a delicate and expert manner, if you do not believe us may I suggest you go and have a look and comment after.
Ronnie - You didn't try very hard. You should have spoken to a councillor. Councillors take thr decisions
Mr Gonzale and Local - I am completely familiar with the state of Greystones. I was in and out of the building quite regularly until May. Certainly its in a bad state but the description of it that started this thread is absurdly exagerrated.
I'm sure that if the house has been trashed in the last few weeks to the extent you are describing we would have heard about it.
It still has a value which is why we have spent so much time and effort getting the house ready for a sale.
We had an estimate that selling it for scrap would fetch £50,000 - there's a lot of useful stone in there. So suggesting thatthe council would have to pay to have it demolished is another load of tosh.
The neglect of Greystones goes back for many many years and is a disgrace. As many people will know the original deal was that the house would be a clubhouse for both the Rugby Club and the Bowling Club - changing rooms, bars and social rooms. Both those clubs built there own premises and Greystones was left with no purpose or earning capacity.
Whoever was on the council at the time and allowed both clubs to walk away without assuming any kind of responsibilty for the ongoing maintenance of the house should have been shot.
Gerry - The first point of contact for someone trying to get a meeting arranged is the Town Clerk, contact details were left, the Clerk must have passed this on to who ever was dealing with the sale of the buiding, if this wasn't done then thats an issue for the Town Council, I decided that im not going to wait forever whilst issues with leases and covenants are worked out and now as it so happens i'm committed to another project.
I think what Local is saying is - the state the property was in May maybe not what it is in at this moment - get somebody to check it out ASAP.
Your arrogance is astounding Gerry.
Ronnie You are wrong. If you're not getting anywhere with the Town Clerk you contact a councillor. Pretty obvious really.
Greystones is an an awful state for sure. However just to quote things which were mentioned in the first post. "All of the floors in the building have been ripped up and the wiring ripped out...All of the plumbing, toilets, systerns gone. Roofs caved in where water now leaks through the roof."
None of this was true a few weeks ago. Its difficult to see that these things would have changed much since then.
However,somebody does go down to Greytsones every week to check things over so if something has happened since May this will have been reported back to the Town Council. I'll ask about it.
I am totally sick of people rubbishing the Town Council when they are trying their best.
I'm sure that somebody will have been to have a look by now. The Forum is read by people in the Guildhall.
If you are right then this is very bad news.
But I am a bit puzzled. How did you get into the building? And why haven't you reported this recent damage to the Town Council directly?
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It has been reported and visited by a council worker.
So thats OK then.
With a planned sale we don't need any more bad publicity about the state of the building.
Well said Just Me. No more speculation please. Lets leave things to the cops.
I am still interested in what S. Gonzales was up to poking around Greystones without authority. Authorised visitors are always accompanied - precisely because of the Health and Safety issues.
This is like Cluedo,
It was S.Gonzales, in the Greystones Building without the copper piping.
It was without anything...everything had gone!!!
Gerry...It might be possible that I have authority to be in said building.
Enough said now..Let the Cops and "lead and copper" robbers sort it out now.
So you had authority to be in the building?
Now you must tell us who you are and who gave you authority - otherwise how on earth can we believe you?
I actually don't think you have been inside at all because you didn't mention all the dead rats which was the thing that always spooked me the most.
BTW did you mention to whoever it was that gave you authority to go into the building that you planned to publish your own description of the state of the place? And did you clear it with them??
Pull the other one Mr Gonzales. Sounds like you may be the mysterious copper thief yourself!!
Be careful what you write on here. Although I can't identify you from your IP address the police certainly can.
Gerry, S. Gonzales is correct, sad as it is the place has been stripped, maybe more people have seen this than you might believe.
If the council had pulled their finger out (I do understand that it was complex)and got this building to market sooner, then it would have been in a better order than it is now!
If you can gain legal access to view the property you really should, you will be amazed.
I will refrain from any further comment until I've had a look. I suspect that you are all just expressing the same degree of shock as I did when I first saw the inside of the place two years ago!!
I can assure you that any delay in getting to market has been entirely down to the WODC Legal Dept. Now the Tories are in power in Chippy perhaps they can persuade their mates in Witney to move a bit faster.
I am genuinely surprised to hear that ther have been lots of people tramping over the place. Who are they and what are they up to??