The constant down pour of rain in July and the resulting soil erosion, helped to undermine the integrity of the structure, causing the wall to be dislodged, only to be saved from falling into the street, by a nearby lamp post.
Twenty-five days after the damage, iron jacks were erected in an effort to prevent the wall from collapsing. To date, those jacks are still in place and there is no sign of construction work, or efforts to rectify the problem.
Inspector of Works, at the Public Works Department, Val Whyte, who supervised the placement of the braces, as a safety measure, explained that 26 jacks were erected as a make shift, until repair could be done to the damaged structure.
The Public Works official confirmed that the site was surveyed by an engineer, approximately one month ago. However, there are no clear indications as to what is causing the delay for the commencement of repairs.
On the evening of Tuesday, 26th October, miyvue.com spoke with Minister for Sports, Glen Phillip about what’s being done to repair the falling wall. The Minister revealed that his Ministry had already put in place a plan, but they are still unable to execute those plans because of delays by the Public Works Department.
As to when these repairs will begin, Phillip said he was not in a position to confirm that, but he will provide an update, as early as next week, the beginning of November.
One individual who lives in the area told miyvue.com that she does not allow her kids to walk there anymore because of the fear she has, that the wall might eventually fall over. This fear has been widespread and shared by many area residents who wonder about the consequences, were the wall to unexpectedly crumble.
The damaged wall which is over 20 feet in length still stands in a leaning position, after being damaged three months ago.