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Elizabeth Court – we demanded compensation for residents – and got it!

by gwynethdeakins on 14 January, 2018

Roding Councillor Gwyneth Deakins has secured compensation for residents of Elizabeth Court, on the Orchard Estate, for a breakdown in their water supply over Christmas.

Residents of the block had an unhappy Christmas when a power surge knocked out the water pump in the block early on Christmas Day.  It was not until early on 27 December that supplies were restored  – despite sterling work by Council officers, a spare part could not be obtained until then.   This wasn’t the Council’s fault – their contractor should have been able to supply the part but a communication breakdown meant they did not do so.

Cllr Deakins immediately asked the Council to give compensation to the residents and has been told that each household will receive £100.

We expect this to be confirmed by the Cabinet member for Housing at the Council meeting this week, in answer to a Question from Cllr Deakins.

Meanwhile the Council will be seeking compensation from the contractor!

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