Heritage man disappointed and frustrated
Jason Reynolds, the man who saved the beautiful Neath Empire stained windows from the rubbish skip, has written in to say that there appears to be a lack of communication between council officials and developers when it comes demolishing cherished buildings - or those that have a historical past.
Mr Reynolds alleges that demolishing squads have understandably no regard for artwork as their aim is to demolish a building as quickly as possible. His plea to the council, and those concerned, is to be allowed to make a photographic record of the interior of these buildings before demolition starts. He claims to have had a good response from some council officials but he feels that there is a gap in communications between the council and developers.
Although standard procedure is carried out by the NPT CBC Planning Department, Mr Reynolds, like many others, feel that the current situation should be improved to make people more aware of what is happening.