ENFORCEMENT action concerning a ‘dangerous’ wall has been welcomed by Upton Town Council.

The wall in Oak Street has previously been classified as dangerous and was part-demolished earlier this year.

Upton Town Council had asked Malvern Hills District Council on a number of occasions to take enforcement action against the owners of the wall, but until now no action was ever taken.

However, at a recent town council planning meeting, it was revealed that enforcement action was underway - although there is no information yet as to what specific action might be taken.

Councillor Betty Williams welcomed the news that enforcement action would be taken, saying: “MHDC have been asked many times by the town council to get this sorted and it is only now an enforcement order is being prepared.

“The whole area concerned is completely overgrown and a mess right in the middle of the beautiful town of Upton.

“I think that it is a disgrace and hope that things will start moving soon and the wall will be rebuilt and the grounds cleared up.”

The landlords responsible for the walls are believed to be different individuals, according to Cllr Williams.

One is thought to own the freehold for Willow Bank House and the other owns the gardens which formed part of the grounds of the original house on the same site.

It is believed the wall would once have formed part of the walled garden of the original house.

Neil Miles, senior building control surveyor for Malvern Hills District Council said: “I confirm that I attended the wall in Oak Street in Upton upon Severn on Thursday 1 November and it appears stable at this point.

“We will assess the structure based on further visual inspection of the situation and therefore continue to monitor the wall in question.

“Any enforcement action will take place under the Building Act 1984 section 77 as appropriate.”