Conditions at Brooke House to be discussed

Conditions at Brooke House to be discussed

Conditions at Brooke House to be discussed

First published in Echo News by

COUNCILLORS are set to discuss ways of improving the living conditions of a notorious tower block.

A six-month review carried out by Basildon Council found the Grade II-listed Brooke House, in the town centre, was not suitable for children and should not be marketed as family accommodation.

Recommendations to manage concerns about antisocial behaviour and the cleanliness of the building will be discussed by the Tory administration when cabinet members meet next week.

It comes after ten Brooke House residents, including eight council tenants and two leaseholders, attended a witness session to talk about their experiences, while others submitted their views in writing.

They agreed the majority of problems were down to a small number of residents or visitors causing deliberate damage or misusing the facilities.

There are now plans in place to introduce an overnight security guard and have cleaners working at weekends.

The cabinet meeting will take place at the Basildon Centre from 7pm on Thursday.

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7:12pm Tue 4 Feb 14

whataday says...

Would have thought the answer was obvious - evict the anti-social tenants. If they can't abide by social rules they don't deserve social housing
Would have thought the answer was obvious - evict the anti-social tenants. If they can't abide by social rules they don't deserve social housing whataday
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11:05pm Tue 4 Feb 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

This building might be a good place to house the hundreds of Syrians, arriving soon
This building might be a good place to house the hundreds of Syrians, arriving soon You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat
  • Score: 0

11:05pm Tue 4 Feb 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

You'dfeelbetterforkn
owingthat
wrote:
This building might be a good place to house the hundreds of Syrians, arriving soon
Not forgetting those other flats, in Rayleigh...
[quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: This building might be a good place to house the hundreds of Syrians, arriving soon[/p][/quote]Not forgetting those other flats, in Rayleigh... You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat
  • Score: 3

6:31am Wed 5 Feb 14

Happy Chickie says...

whataday wrote:
Would have thought the answer was obvious - evict the anti-social tenants. If they can't abide by social rules they don't deserve social housing
Exactly. Not all but seems as there is a good number of social housing tenants that do not know how to live in the community as decent law abiding (and not to mention clean) people.
[quote][p][bold]whataday[/bold] wrote: Would have thought the answer was obvious - evict the anti-social tenants. If they can't abide by social rules they don't deserve social housing[/p][/quote]Exactly. Not all but seems as there is a good number of social housing tenants that do not know how to live in the community as decent law abiding (and not to mention clean) people. Happy Chickie
  • Score: 4

10:03am Wed 5 Feb 14

Howard Cháse says...

Empty it of residents by giving them alternative accomodation in Five Links or Craylands where there is on going rebuilding or in other empty properties in the area and sell off Brooke House to a hotel chain in order for it to become the hotel that the council plan for in the billion pound regeneration of the town crntre.
Empty it of residents by giving them alternative accomodation in Five Links or Craylands where there is on going rebuilding or in other empty properties in the area and sell off Brooke House to a hotel chain in order for it to become the hotel that the council plan for in the billion pound regeneration of the town crntre. Howard Cháse
  • Score: 0

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