Resident wants church tent removed
AN ELDERLY St Philip man wants the Town Planning Department to remove a tent next to his home that a church has been using for services for ten years.
Erskine Linton told the SUNDAY SUN that Town Planning had issued an enforcement notice in 2008 on landowner Hartley Dottin as well as the United Holy Church of America to demolish and remove the tent and toilet facilities at Sargeant’s Park, St Philip, but it was still in operation.
The 75-year-old said that weather associated with three storms, including Tomas in 2010 and Matthew, which passed by on Wednesday, blew the tent down causing objects to fly around the neighbourhood.
“The storm took it down and all the bars and other pieces were going up in the air,” he said. “I was so scared in my house. For two nights I couldn’t sleep from the noise – all the flapping. It was overbearing.” (MB)
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