People have been writing to TVBC pressing for action on this empty property for at least eleven years (on Charlton Road, as reported in the Advertiser on May 29).

TVBC's response to my letters and to others is always the same “ that they are working hard with the owner to secure a sale".

It is not acceptable that, after all these years, the same story has been rolled out in response to Andy Fitchet's letter.

TVBC has powers to resolve this issue. It is about time they used them.

Erica Tinsley, Upper Drove