Housing Association to take action over bin fires
A HOUSING Association has promised to take action after residents on a Loughborough estate complained over a third bin fire in the space of six months.
The latest bin fire in Charteris Close took place in the early hours of May 25 and one family contacted the Echo claiming nothing was being done about the incidents.
“We were luckily woken up by our neighbours and a bedroom full of smoke! Stonewater appear to be doing nothing about the incidents - my wife and I could have easily died due to the smoke.
“After the first fire, they replaced the bins with new ones and posted a sign warning of the dangers of fire. After the second fire they replaced the bins with smaller black ones which has led to an increase of bags being dumped in and around the bin area, which to their credit the estate caretakers do there best to clear up every day.”
A spokesman for Stonewater Housing said they would be taking steps to address the situation this week.
“We take our customers’ concerns very seriously and will be fitting a combination lock, with bolts, to secure the bin store at Charteris Close within the next week and residents will be pro- vided with the access code. Meanwhile, our cleaning contractor will continue to visit the site daily to clear any stored refuse.
“In relation to the recent fire, CCTV footage has been passed to the police to assist with their investigation.
“We are committed to working with local residents to resolve any issues and will, of course, follow any advice provided by Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Serviced, who we have an excellent working relationship with.”
The damaged bins in Charteris Close, Loughborough.