Sunday, May 21, 2006
Living in Cedar St
I think it would be difficult to live here if I had kids. There's not really anything for them to do if they don't play football. I don't think I'd feel safe letting them out on their own, especialy as if they have any problems in the lifts the emergency button would be out of their reach.
I also don't like the state of the back stairs. If there was a fire or when the lifts aren't working we all have to use them but they are really slippery and vandalised. I've seen the remains of where someone's been shooting up heroin. Also there's sometimes blood. The kids often hang out there and there's lots of graffitti.
I've heard that there's asbestos in the flats but I don't know where it is, so I don't know where its safe to drill eg to put up shelves.
I think we should get new kitckens because if they took the big old cupboards out it would be much more spacious and the existing units are disgusting. Also the lifts should get replaced as they often break down and they're too slow. Because they are two seperate lifts if someone on the 20th floor presses both call buttons they both trundle all the way up so you can be stuck at the bottom for ages waiting for them to come back down.
I think heat with rent is ridiculous - I only have the heating on for a few months a year but I still pay for it all year round £30 per month on top of my rent! And thats for "storage" heaters that are get too hot at night but don't heat the house in the late afternoon and evening when you really need it.
Alice - tenant in 65 block.