STILL WAITING FOR REPAIRS
Couple’s misery at damp in flat
CCG apologise for problems:
A COUPLE who have complained about mould and damp in their flat for three years are threatening to withhold their rent until it gets fixed.
Wendy Jones and husband David Alan Jones say the problem has spread throughout their Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd (CCG) owned property in Caernarfon.
According to Mrs Jones it started in the kitchen but it is now in their living room and their bedrooms and is becoming a hazard to their health
Mrs Jones, 60, suffers with ataxia or damage to the brain and from a skin condition psoriasis which she claims is exacerbated by the damp.
She said: “I can’t be doing with the damp with my psoriasis. I am literally covered.”
The grandparents, originally from Chester, who have three children and nine grand-children are now threatening to withhold their £400 a month rent to landlord CCG until they sort it out.
Mrs Jones, who works in Morrisons, Caernarfon, said workmen had dug a ditch outside the front of their one-bedroom ground flat in Glan Cadnant to try and alleviate the problem without success.
She said: “I can smell the damp. I have tried to wash the mould but you can’t get it off.”
The couple said their terrier Menna won’t stop barking at the mould above her on the living room ceiling.
Mr Jones, 65, who is retired, said: “At first it was the size of a 50p piece. Now it has gone bigger and bigger.”
Three years ago the couple were lucky to escape alive from their flat after carbon dioxide seeped out of their faulty gas cooker which meant they fell asleep after leaving it on for a few hours.
Mrs Jones said: “I am fed up of the problems here.”
A Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd spokesperson said: “We are working with Mr and Mrs Jones to resolve these issues at their home. External repairs have been made to the property and officers will be visiting later this week.
“We apologise for the inconvenience they have experienced.”
David Jones points out the damp in the couple’s Caernarfon flat