Many of us were saddened by last month’s destruction by fire of the railway cottages on the east side of the Langstone Road approach to Hayling Island. The Grade 2 listed cottages were originally built as labourers’ cottages and later lived in by the crossing-keeper for the Hayling branch line.
A private petition has recently been set up with the intention of urging Havant Borough Council “to do all in its power to ensure this building is restored to its original appearance, thereby recreating the iconic visual feature along Langstone Road, which has existed since the 18th Century.”
With the causes of the fires still under investigation, HCS does not believe that some of the public speculation expressed in comments on this petition is helpful. However, we are firmly committed to the intention of this petition and support this initiative to seek appropriate restoration of this landmark building.
If you would like to sign the petition, please take this link to Change.org.