A BUSINESSMAN and town councillor has come under fire for failing to fulfil a pledge he made two years ago to restore a “dilapidated eyesore” house in Lower Town.
Regular visitor to the area Huw Morgan, of Bristol, contacted the County Echo this week to complain about the state of the property, which he described as a “blot on the landscape”.
“It is over two years ago now that your paper ran a feature on the dilapidated property next to the Ship Inn in Lower Fishguard owned by local town councillor Paul Mason,” he said.
“At the time he gave assurances to your paper that renovations on the property would be finished in time for the following holiday season, yet here we are two years later and this property is still a blot on the landscape as you travel north through this lovely village.
“How much longer are residents and visitors in Lower Fishguard going to have to put up with this dilapidated eyesore? Cllr Mason should be ashamed of himself for setting such a bad example.
Local businessman Mr Mason had pledged to restore the house on the Newport Road to its former glory back in 2014.
Residents of Lower Town have long complained about the state of the building since it became vacant following the death of previous owner Terry O’Leary many years ago.
Mr Mason admitted to the County Echo back in 2014 that the house “looks so awful that I actually hate driving past it”.
“The aim is to let it and I’d be disappointed if we weren’t in a position to do that by Easter of next year,” he said at the time.
However the work has not been carried out, and Mr Mason said this week that he did not wish to comment.
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