Residents' victory hope in battle to replace rotting windows

Southend Standard: Concerned – Joan Stevenson, Bernie Cheesman and Lily Healy with one of the decaying windows Picture: ANNA LUKALA Concerned – Joan Stevenson, Bernie Cheesman and Lily Healy with one of the decaying windows Picture: ANNA LUKALA

RESIDENTS hope to win the fight to get new windows put in their sheltered housing complex.

People living at Bell House, in Great Wakering, want old windows replaced as they say they are decaying.

Sanctuary Housing’s plan to replace them was rejected by Rochford District Council last week.

But the issue will be voted on again at tomorrow’s planning meeting.

The windows were rejected because the 40-flat property in High Street is next to a conservation area.

Bell House resident Joan Stevenson, 69, said: “Some of those living here are really ill and need security and warmth.

“You can have brown UPVC windows and white indoors, that’d match the current look outside and brighten our flats.

“UPVC windows last forever, are warm and secure. Metal or wooden frames are not warm.”

It is hoped councillors will overturn the decision to refuse permission, which was made by council officers.

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7:12pm Thu 5 Jun 14

sesibollox says...

They wouldn't decay, if they were maintained, some sand paper and paint, job done.
They wouldn't decay, if they were maintained, some sand paper and paint, job done. sesibollox
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8:59pm Thu 5 Jun 14

arram says...

have they tried for the help of their MP...usually they are useless..but in this instance they might be able to help as the Election is close
have they tried for the help of their MP...usually they are useless..but in this instance they might be able to help as the Election is close arram
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12:23am Fri 6 Jun 14

Kim Gandy says...

arram wrote:
have they tried for the help of their MP...usually they are useless..but in this instance they might be able to help as the Election is close
The general election isn't for just shy of a year.
[quote][p][bold]arram[/bold] wrote: have they tried for the help of their MP...usually they are useless..but in this instance they might be able to help as the Election is close[/p][/quote]The general election isn't for just shy of a year. Kim Gandy
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