It's been a long time since the famous old Cockpit building looked like this, and the building is sadly now highly vulnerable.
Here is the latest update from planning enforcement:
In light of failed efforts to gain access to the building to assess its current condition, the Planning Enforcement Team has applied for a warrant. The warrant was granted by Reading Magistrates court today and will enable us to force entry, so that a timber framed specialist can provide a visual inspection and report on the current condition of the structure, the extant scaffold and its stability.
Cllr Samantha Rayner