Local resident Martin Goodall captured these images of contractors starting on the demolition work. He said, “I have lived in Cuthbury Close since December 2012 and the residents have been a close-knit community.”
He explained that the residents of the first block of flats in Cuthbury Close, which is located at the end of Old Road in Wimborne, moved out to Phase 1 of the new Cuthbury development earlier in the year. The houses are due to be vacated by residents in December this year.
Mr Goodall lives in the block of flats closest to the river and his ground floor flat, which enjoys delightful views overlooking Julian’s Bridge, is due to be demolished next year. He is currently awaiting confirmation to a new property within Phase 2 of the development and is now in negotiation with the Aster/Synergy Group (formerly East Dorset District Council Housing Department) over a possible compensation package because of the loss of the communal garden, drying area, and the views which he has enjoyed over the past nine years.
“It will be a sad day when I eventually have to vacate my current home,” said Martin, “but I enjoy very much living in Wimborne which is an amazing a vibrant Dorset historic town and community.”
He added, “Phase 2 of the Cuthbury housing development is well underway with the former Cuthbury Magpies’ football ground having been vacated for a new ground in Parmiter Drive in Wimborne located between Wimborne and Stapehill.
“My photographs show the start of the demolition work in progress of the block of flats that has stood for some fifty years.”
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