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Contractors to move off Crooked House site as 'Ceremony of the Locks' due to be held

Contractors who moved onto the site of the Crooked House to remove hazardous waste and to make it safe are planning to finish today, an MP has said.

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How The Crooked House pub looked shortly before it was flattened

Putnam Construction Services has been carrying out the work, which has included sorting, cleaning and stacking the bricks.

South Staffordshire Council has been closely monitoring the work at the site in Himley.

The authority previously confirmed that an agreement had been reached that the bricks would remain on site, and that the foundations and slabs will remain to assist the council's future investigations.

Dudley North MP Marco Longhi said he had now been informed by South Staffordshire Council that the contractors were planning to move off site on Friday.

Workers stacking up bricks from the pub at the site which will now be preserved

He said council officers had attended the site on Wednesday to assess materials and were "pleased to note the number of bricks that had been saved and stored".

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