Saturday, February 11, 2006

 

Electricity wiring

At the meeting two weeks ago Stephen McAvoy promised to deal with the problem of live electricity wires, lying exposed and often vandalised in the landings, backstair areas and closes of the three tower blocks in Cedar. This has been a problem for many years now and it is about time it was fixed, as it presents a real hazard to people living in the blocks. We were therefore very glad of the commitment that was made at this meeting.

Having allowed a week's grace our meeting last week agreed that we should survey the three tower blocks to see what improvements had been made, and this Thursday past (9/2/06) we made a comprehensive survey of all the landings, backstairs and closes within the three tower blocks. Our members were actually really shocked to note the level of disrepair recorded in the findings below.

Floor 22/block 104: the live electricity wires in the backstair are exposed dangerously, and piping insulation is exposed. The plaster in the doorframe to the liftshaft room is broken. On the landing electrical wiring is exposed.

Floor 20/block 104: The electiricity wiring on the landing is exposed and the area is a mess with fire damage that has not been delat with. In the left hand close there is a large crack in the roofing tiles, there is a light that has gone out, and there is exposed wiring. in the right hand close there is exposed wiring, cracked roofing tiles, and the guard on the window preventing it from swinging 360 degrees is broken - this is a massive hazard for children. In the backstairs electical wiring is exposed above the NTL box.

Floor 19/block 104: the chute has a large crack in it.

Floor 17/block 104: The NTL box is broken and exposed. In the left hand close there is a broken glass door. The landing roof tiles are 'decorated' with national front graffiti. In the right hand close there are exposed wires.

Floor 14/block 104: The chute is very badly damaged and the NTL box exposed. In the left hand close the wooden frame at number 57 is hanging from the wall. In the left hand close the end window has been very badly vandalised with paint. In the landing the drying room has had it's wooden panel slap-dash repair for broken glass kicked in. In the right hand close there are tiles missing from the walls and various doorways have large gaping holes in them.

Floor 11/block 104: The NTL box is exposed. In the right hand close the wiring is exposed.

Floor 8/block 104: The chute is badly damaged, the NTL box is hanging off the wall and the wiring in the backstair is exposed. in the right hand close the wiring is exposed.

Floor 5/block 104: The NTL box is broken and the chute is badly damaged. in the left hand close tiles are missing and wiring is exposed. There are also holes in the wall and cupboard in this close.

Floor 2/block 104: The NTL box is broken. ***The landing wiring is exposed dangerously***. A roof tile is broken. In the left hand close the wiring is exposed.

Floor 22/65: Wiring and piping in the backstair are exposed. A landing light is not
working. the wiring is exposed in the left hand close. There is exposed wiring in the right hand close as well.

Floor 20/block 65: the NTL box and the chute at the bin are broken. Tiles on the landing are exposed. One of tha landing lights is off. In the left hand close the light is off.

Floor 17/block 65: The chute at the bin is broken. The NTL box is exposed. The landing has exposed wiring. The right hand close also has exposed wiring.

Floor 14/block 65: Both the NTL box and the bin are broken. One of the landing lights is out. In the right hand close the light is off and ***the exposed wiring is a deathtrap***. The light in the left hand close is out.

Floor 11/block 65: the NTL box is exposed. The landing has uncovered wiring. The right hand close has holes in the walls at doorframes. The right hand door is graffitied.

Floor 8/block 65: The NTL box is exposed along with ***dangerous wiring***. In the right hand close the roofing tiles are cracked. On the landing there is exposed wiring.

Floor 5/block 65: There are exposed wires by the bin. There are wires exposed in the
landings. On the left hand side there is dangerous wiring exposed and one of the lights has gone out.

Floor 2/block 65: The landing has a hole in the roof and there are exposed wires. in the left hand close there are wires lying unsafe and in the right hand side the window is broken.

Throughout the whole of number 9 block the only area which does not suffer from broken NTL boxes is floor 2, and the wiring problem there remains endemic. On the 14th floor there is an NTL box without a cover.

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