'dangerous condition' of Burnham council home
concerned resident has this week spoken of her shock at the 'dangerous
condition' of a Burnham-On-Sea council home she is due to move
Groves told Burnham-On-Sea.com that she is worried for the safety
of her children due to shards of broken glass, discarded gas canisters,
blocked drains and damaged brickwork.
pictured, is due to move into the council-owned property in Love
Lane in Burnham this month.
she said: "The condition of the property is shocking. You
have to walk across the broken glass to reach the property, so
it is a worry that one of my children will be injured."
do appreciate the budget constraints that local councils are currently
facing, but the safety of tenants should not be jeopardised."
who is a member of Highbridge Residents' Association, added: "I
am moving from the Morland Estate following 18 months of non-stop
problems there caused by damp. The issues with the house are so
bad that part of the floor has fallen in."
had been due to move into the Love Lane house on July 16th, but
the date was delayed to late July and now has been moved to later
in August due to the work which needs to be done at the Love Lane
property. I am worried that it is not all going to get done in
time, putting us at risk."
But Homes in Sedgemoor spokeswoman Sophie Harper told Burnham-On-Sea.com
this week that Helen's case is being closely monitored.
said: "Homes in Sedgemoor has undertaken extensive works
at the property in Love Lane - that are continuing - to ensure
it meets the highest standards before Miss Groves takes up her
planned tenancy there."
"The team have been working hard to meet Miss Groves
needs, and are in regular contact with her to ensure that all
her concerns are being addressed. Possible moving dates have been
discussed, however no dates were fixed for when the tenancy at
the property would begin."
spokeswoman added: "It is common practice as part of the
offers process with prospective tenants that possible moving dates
are discussed, and Miss Groves was supplied with speculative dates
depending on the outcome of the extensive refurbishment works
"Homes in Sedgemoor is doing everything that we can and
working hard to ensure that Miss Groves is able to move into the
property as soon as possible."