UPDATE: Tesco store in Westbourne re-opens after chunk of masonry falls

Bournemouth Echo: Tesco store in Westbourne closed due to fallen masonry Tesco store in Westbourne closed due to fallen masonry

A TESCO branch in Westbourne has re-opened after a chunk of masonry fell from the roof and smashed onto the pavement below.

The Tesco, in a converted church at the junction of Poole Road and Milburn Road, was closed this morning after the debris fell.

The masonry appeared to have come from the apex of the sloped roof.

Gareth Bartlett, manager of the Coffee Club cafe nearby, said: “I was just coming into work and noticed it had been cordoned off.

“As I came around to open up, I saw there were a few rocks on the pavement just outside the entrance to the store.

“There’s a sizeable chunk – about the size of a small football.”

He said the area had initially been cordoned off by police community support officers.

“The wind and the rain had probably loosened some of the brickwork,” he added.

An office worker nearby said: “It was lucky no one was underneath when it fell.”

A Tesco spokesperson said the store had been advised to close while the landlord assessed the building.

 

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10:05am Thu 23 Jan 14

BIGTONE says...

Devine intervention?
Did they run out of milk?
Devine intervention? Did they run out of milk? BIGTONE

10:45am Thu 23 Jan 14

your-mum says...

"An office worker nearby said something incredibly obvious, but we printed it anyway because we have a word count that needs filling."
"An office worker nearby said something incredibly obvious, but we printed it anyway because we have a word count that needs filling." your-mum

10:53am Thu 23 Jan 14

nickynoodah says...

Did you manage to get your quota of bedlamite pills George,
Did you manage to get your quota of bedlamite pills George, nickynoodah

10:57am Thu 23 Jan 14

suzigirl says...

Could be God getting his own back for turning a church into a Tesco!
Could be God getting his own back for turning a church into a Tesco! suzigirl

11:18am Thu 23 Jan 14

Lord Spring says...

suzigirl wrote:
Could be God getting his own back for turning a church into a Tesco!
I thought Tesco was a religion for some folk.
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: Could be God getting his own back for turning a church into a Tesco![/p][/quote]I thought Tesco was a religion for some folk. Lord Spring

11:22am Thu 23 Jan 14

Kevin_123 says...

This is no laughing matter if someone was underneath at the time then I would have fear the worse for them! I hope the building is being checked over for safety reasons now.
This is no laughing matter if someone was underneath at the time then I would have fear the worse for them! I hope the building is being checked over for safety reasons now. Kevin_123

12:08pm Thu 23 Jan 14

nickynoodah says...

Kevin_123 wrote:
This is no laughing matter if someone was underneath at the time then I would have fear the worse for them! I hope the building is being checked over for safety reasons now.
I agree mad old men should stop jumping up and down
banging their heads on the structure bringing it down, keep taking the
Cholinesterase george
[quote][p][bold]Kevin_123[/bold] wrote: This is no laughing matter if someone was underneath at the time then I would have fear the worse for them! I hope the building is being checked over for safety reasons now.[/p][/quote]I agree mad old men should stop jumping up and down banging their heads on the structure bringing it down, keep taking the Cholinesterase george nickynoodah

12:32pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Kevin_123 says...

nickynoodah wrote:
Kevin_123 wrote:
This is no laughing matter if someone was underneath at the time then I would have fear the worse for them! I hope the building is being checked over for safety reasons now.
I agree mad old men should stop jumping up and down
banging their heads on the structure bringing it down, keep taking the
Cholinesterase george
I am glad no-one was hurt it seems others do not feel the same! Very odd...
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kevin_123[/bold] wrote: This is no laughing matter if someone was underneath at the time then I would have fear the worse for them! I hope the building is being checked over for safety reasons now.[/p][/quote]I agree mad old men should stop jumping up and down banging their heads on the structure bringing it down, keep taking the Cholinesterase george[/p][/quote]I am glad no-one was hurt it seems others do not feel the same! Very odd... Kevin_123

2:05pm Thu 23 Jan 14

TWERLY says...

Not just the prices coming down at Tesco then !!!!!
Not just the prices coming down at Tesco then !!!!! TWERLY

2:10pm Thu 23 Jan 14

BarrHumbug says...

this is big news, its not very often that a Tesco store closes :D
this is big news, its not very often that a Tesco store closes :D BarrHumbug

2:16pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Vikki27 says...

Thank goodness nobody was hurt!

Have to say that although I'm entirely atheistic in my beliefs, I was appalled that Tesco were allowed to take over this beautiful old church, and if there is a God, I wouldn't blame him/her for trying to get their own back!

Tesco, they'll take over everything if they have their way.
Thank goodness nobody was hurt! Have to say that although I'm entirely atheistic in my beliefs, I was appalled that Tesco were allowed to take over this beautiful old church, and if there is a God, I wouldn't blame him/her for trying to get their own back! Tesco, they'll take over everything if they have their way. Vikki27

7:28pm Thu 23 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Vikki27 wrote:
Thank goodness nobody was hurt!

Have to say that although I'm entirely atheistic in my beliefs, I was appalled that Tesco were allowed to take over this beautiful old church, and if there is a God, I wouldn't blame him/her for trying to get their own back!

Tesco, they'll take over everything if they have their way.
Would have made a nice Mosque
[quote][p][bold]Vikki27[/bold] wrote: Thank goodness nobody was hurt! Have to say that although I'm entirely atheistic in my beliefs, I was appalled that Tesco were allowed to take over this beautiful old church, and if there is a God, I wouldn't blame him/her for trying to get their own back! Tesco, they'll take over everything if they have their way.[/p][/quote]Would have made a nice Mosque kalebmoledirt

7:32pm Thu 23 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

suzigirl wrote:
Could be God getting his own back for turning a church into a Tesco!
Could be Tesco,s stamping out a church that tolerated child abuse
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: Could be God getting his own back for turning a church into a Tesco![/p][/quote]Could be Tesco,s stamping out a church that tolerated child abuse kalebmoledirt

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