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Tenants in Dickens House treated in Dickensian fashion!

PUBLISHED: 20:18 12 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:57 05 October 2010

Dear Editor, THE building work that is being perpetrated on the tenants of Charles Dickens House in Bethnal Green needs investigating. The disorganised chaos has gone on for two years. The latest fiasco was Friday when the whole building was plunged into darkness with no electricity or mains water and may be like this for days! It is not Dickensian times, but might as well be for the tenants of Charles Dickens House

Dear Editor,

THE building work disaster that is being perpetrated on the tenants of Charles Dickens House in Mansford Street, Bethnal Green, needs investigating.

My son and the other tenants have had to endure constant chaos for the last two years with the disorganised work which has taken a ridiculously long time.

Wires have been left hanging and exposed—surely a health and safety issue?

This is shoddy treatment. They have been offered no compensation for the inconvenience of the works running over with the constant drilling, noise and limited use of their own lifts.

An already-dangerous alley has also been enclosed, making it a muggers’ paradise. Tower Hamlets council promised this alley was going to be pulled down, but are now saying it has run out of money.

The latest fiasco for tenants was on Friday when the whole building was plunged into darkness with no electricity supply or water and may be like this for days!

There are families, children and elderly people in this block who are isolated and scared.

This latest disaster will also cost the tenants money they don’t have, with spoiled food in their fridges, etc.

Why does Tower Hamlets Community Housing treat tenants so badly in 2009. It is not Dickensian times in Bethnal Green, but might as well be for the tenants of Charles Dickens House.

Belinda Harman

Hackney


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