The cost of security

I just received the replies to my questions for tomorrow’s Council meeting, here’s the first.

PUBLIC QUESTION NO. 20
LONDON BOROUGH OF LEWISHAM

COUNCIL MEETING

25 NOVEMBER 2009

Question asked by: Mr M Calò

Member to reply:    Deputy Mayor

Question

How long has the Ladywell Playtower been under 24hr security and at what cost?

Reply

24 hour security was installed at Ladywell Playtower on 12.05.06. The total cost to date is £419,401.

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3 Responses to “The cost of security”

  1. Sue Says:

    Blimey! Another nine years of security guards there and we’ll have blown the £2m it’s been suggested is the minimum required to bring the building back into use! That said, the security guard was installed there after an arson attack caused considerable damage to the rear of the building.

    In the meantime, a few grand spent on protecting the building from the elements a bit (boarding up all the windows etc) would be money well spent.

  2. Max Says:

    Hi Sue,

    the issue for me is what would have been the cost to keep it in working order if instead of closing it when the Ladywell Gymnastic Club relocated they had done some basic maintenance and allocated it to some other suitable tenants. Back then it wasn’t falling down the way it does now and £420k pay for a lot of works.

  3. Playtower gets £400k to stop deterioration « . Says:

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