Asbestos at car dealership worries local people

Residents in Attleborough are being reassured that asbestos found at a former car dealership does not pose a risk.

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council are speaking to distressed locals about the car supermarket, urging them not to worry about the threat of asbestos.

This issue highlights the need for customer-facing businesses such as car dealerships with showrooms to invest in combined motor trade insurance. Public liability cover can fall under this insurance policy and provides adequate protection to firms from harm caused to members of the public attending its premises.

The council released the assurances after being contacted by a number of people in relation to asbestos at the former Car Supermarket site on Attleborough Road, Nuneaton News reported.

Confirmation came from the council that asbestos cement from a damaged fascia found at the site had now been removed.

While asbestos remains in the building, it is in tact behind the fascia and will not present a danger to the public unless it is disturbed.

A Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council spokesperson explained that the authority will do everything in its power to ensure that asbestos is removed in a safe manner, regardless of the fact that the building is not council-owned.

“The council is now trying to get in touch with the owner of the building so the matter can be resolved," they added.