Roof­ing re­pairs put res­i­dent at risk

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION -

LAST Fri­day, the ridge tiles on a bun­ga­low in Nick­leby Close, Goulds Green, fell off the roof, nar­rowly miss­ing the ten­ant.

They re­moved her Sky dish from the wall and smashed an iron ta­ble in the court­yard.

Not an un­usual story, but the twist is that th­ese ridge tiles were re­paired by the coun­cil last year, when it was no­ticed by peo­ple that the ce­ment was com­ing away.

They were, as far as I know, not re­moved from the roof but re­paired in situ by re­point­ing.

Had the re­pair been done prop­erly, it would not have put this pen­sioner in dan­ger.

Were the work­men not up to the job, or is the cost cut­ting by the

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