I don’t know really whether or not the change of use of the building on the corner of my street is a blessing or a curse.
Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against development – before the past owners of the building left – the department of work and pensions, it was an interesting sight seeing the local winged wildlife share room with those looking for work.
The building – sixties style with Victorian features – it served its purpose
but then they moved out – and for some strange reason somebody got a wild and crazy idea
LET’S TURN IT INTO FLATS!
So, those in the know spent two or three years drawing up plans.
Of course, whilst this was going on – the local winged wildlife started to occupy the roofspace….it became a crème-de-la-crème of nesting space
And then the builders moved in – and for those who haven’t heard BBC Radio comedy – it was like an early episode of “The Goons” – Namely “The Starlings”
Thing is – though the builders seem to have won – the starlings given their flying orders and the builders turning the old dole office into apartments for those on the nearby quayside…the winged army haven’t gone that far…some of them on sentry duty by nearby private housing across the way.