MP launches video on derelict buildings

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MP Steve Barclay has produced a video highlighting his campaign to force Fenland Council to take action over the district’s derelict and dilapidated buildings especially those in Wisbech.

Mr Barclay, who has launched an on-line parliamentary petition on the issue, is seen talking about the need for action on buildings like Constantine House in Wisbech, which has become a major blot on the Wisbech landscape and is one of the first sights visitors see as they come into the town centre.

The parliamentary petition asks the government to put pressure on local authorities such as Fenland to use the wide raft of legislation and powers at their disposal to do something about the buildings.

Powers include taking legal action which could hit landlords with massive fines and in extreme cases even prison sentences for failing to comply with legal notices issued by councils like Fenland.

Mr Barclay believes Fenland Council has been dragging its feet in dealing with the issue, which has become a major bug bear in towns across the district - but especially at Wisbech where there are numerous derelict buildings within a short distance of each other and close to the Clarkson Memorial.

For an exclusive watch of Mr Barclay’s video visit:

And to sign his petition visit: