residents launch petition over state of crumbling homes
Concerned council house tenants in Highbridge have launched an
online petition calling on the government to give residents more
power to demand local councils repair their crumbling homes.
group of residents from the Morland Road estate has launched the
petition and also written to the boss of Homes In Sedgemoor calling
on the authority to resolve extensive damp and subsidence problems
at their homes.
Groves, tenants advocate for the Highbridge Residents Association,
pictured above, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Many homes here
are suffering from cracking, condensation and damp problems. Several
are also showing signs of subsidence, which is a concern for the
condition is deteriorating and the quick fixes and workarounds
that the council frequently suggests are unsatisfactory."
association's Tina Gray added: "We know Sedgemoor has very
little money at the moment for improvements, but we don't expect
residents to have to live in damp and dangerous homes."
petition has been launched to try and raise awareness of the problems
nationally and get some action."
association has launched its online petition here
in its attempt to get a better deal for tenants.
petition states: "The petitioners therefore request that
the House of Commons amend current legislation giving tenants
the power to make informed decisions by the mandatory disclosure
of any significant known defect within a property, any recurring
defect, provision or access to maintenance logs, and equal provision
of services such as Environmental Health."
Residents Association can be contacted on 07502 043594.