Following our news stories in February and March which highlighted problems with a set of derelict garages in Ashmore Park, we can now reveal that Wolverhampton Homes (the organisation, which manages Wolverhampton City Councilâ€™s homes, shops and garages) is taking legal action against a former tenant who is refusing to vacate the garages on Griffiths Drive.
Once the tenant has been evicted the garages will be demolished and it is hoped that the site can be used to create additional free parking for local residents and shoppers.
Mark Henderson, Director of House for Wolverhampton Homes told us:
“Wolverhampton Homes is taking legal action against a former tenant who is refusing to vacate the garages at Griffiths Drive, behind Ashmore Park, in Wolverhampton.
The row of near-derelict garages has been an eyesore for people living and working nearby for three years. During that time Wolverhampton Homes has helped all the previous tenants find new garages to let and served notice that the garages are to be demolished.
We have written to the remaining illegal occupant advising that we are requesting a court order to take possession of the garages. Despite repeated contact and offers to let similar garages just minutes away, the former tenant has not responded.
If the request for a court order is successful, the illegal occupant will be evicted, and the garages will be demolished. It is dependent on the court order when the demolition could take place.
Wolverhampton Homes will consult with local people and businesses about the future use of the site, but one suggestion is to establish free parking spaces for residents and shoppers.”