Penarth Council tenants who have already endured months of delay in maintenance work on their apartment block at St Luke’s Avenue are now entering their fifth week without a roof.
The plight of the tenants was first reported by PDN last month (see http://tinyurl.com/j7v3aky ) and has since been followed up by other local media .
At the end of September half of the rooftiles on the apartment block had been removed – leaving the roof lining exposed beneath and several tenants having to cope with rainwater leaking through their ceilings.
Subcontractors who were supposed to be doing the job were allegedly “ordered off” the site. A second set of workmen was brought in – and then they too were off the job.
In the last week however yet another team of workmen has turned up – but all they have done is remove the remaining section of intact tiles from the St Luke’s Avenue apartment block – leaving the entire building without any roof tiles at all.
In the meantime tenants – who are still occupying all the council flats beneath – have been left hoping that it won’t rain. Several of them have complained to the Vale Council about the chaotic way in which big budget maintenance scheme has been carried out .
The Labour-run Vale Council has apologised for the inconvenience