Authorities have taken steps to avoid any danger being posed to the public at Buskett gardens by a large structure which is more than 300 years old and which is at risk of collapsing. Last month, TVM news pointed out this danger to the public of which they were not aware.
Reports to which this newsroom has access explain how the upper part of this building in the heart of Buskett has dislodged from the rest of the building and is jutting outwards with the possibility of the facade collapsing at any minute.
Last month, this station showed footage of this danger and drew attention to the authorities that those walking by or stopping with their vehicles in this area, are at risk.
Those who are involved in the building trade said that as a measure to protect public health and safety, people and vehicles should not be allowed to be near this structure, and that the area in front of it should be closed off with barriers.
This recommendation has now been taken on board and barriers and fencing were recently put into place. There are also signs warning people to stay away and not to park near the area which has been sectioned off.
Those who come here on a regular basis welcomed the barriers and expressed their hope that restoration works on this structure will begin as soon as possible.
Nine years ago, Ambjent Malta applied to the Planning Authority and obtained the permits needed for the required interventions. However, the work did not start and this permit was renewed last November.
This structure was built in the mid-17th century by Grandmaster Lascaris. On top of the structure there is a house built by the Knights from where hunting used to take place.
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