Council contractor Amey
lost the keys to the external doors of the
bins room, say residents, and then failed to collect the rubbish for several
weeks. When the dustmen finally arrived to empty the flats' bins, rubbish had
overflowed from full-up bins on to the floor.
Declining to collect rubbish bags off the floor, Amey left the emptied metal
Euro bins outside the building with the bin room doors wide open attracting rats
and urban foxes. Obviously Amey seems to be a
Because there were no refuse bins in the bin room, residents deposited their bags of domestic household rubbish on the bin room floor. Eventually the pile of rubbish bags extended from inside the bin room into the flats' main corridor.
Because Slough Unitary Authority, the official name for Slough Borough Council,
is so preoccupied with fooling the public with repeated claims about
Excellence whilst enjoying occasion trips to the People's Republic of China
(all expenses paid by Council Tax payers) to
improve Slough, the
council never noticed the problem despite daily visits to the flats.
To make the problem worse, contractor Amey seemed to have "lost" the council's telephone number and so was unable to discuss the problem.
The block of 29 council flats is about 4 minutes walk away from the Twinches Lane, Bath Road, shopping centre and behind the Earl of Cornwall pub in Cippenham Lane.
The neglected flats are called Pendeen Court in
Tamarski Way, off Weeks Drive, postcode SL1 2UP. According to Land Registry
records, the property owner and landlord is a
Slough Borough Council.
Equipped with safety boots, bite-proof trousers, thick gloves and a face shield, the Slough Times entered the bins room. Immediately 3 rats, munching on the rubbish, ran away at an astonishingly fast speed. The rats left behind the vast amounts of objectionably smelling ('stinking' actually) rubbish.
The council has replaced all the lights in public areas, except in the washing machine room, with expensive body-heat-detection lights that automatically switch-on overhead lights when a person approaches. The lights' heat sensors are so sensitive, they turn-on the lights for the rats too. Knowing rats have poor eyesight, the council proberly wanted to ensure the rats found 'tasty' food sources inside the building.
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