Alex Easton MLA holds public meeting with the residents living in the pensioner’s bungalows and flats at Skipperstone Park, Avenue and Drive.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“This public meeting was called because I am becoming more and more deeply concerned at the state of the pensioner’s bungalows and flats in Skipperstone. With over half of the bungalows and flats lying empty for some considerable time with no tenants, and with very little getting done by CLM Management Services to fix them or renovate them. The area is turning into a derelict site and I and the residents want to know what the long term plans are for the residents and the bungalows and flats. There was a large turnout by residents who are becoming increasingly frustrated at the lack of maintenance issues that are not being addressed.”

“At the public meeting was the Environmental Health Officer from the Ards and North Down Council gave a commitment to contact the Landlords on the serious issues that were raised by residents which ranged from Windows, Doors, Damp, Drainpipes, leaks and Asbestos issues. I myself will also be writing to the management of CLM Management Services to demand a meeting, as there are many questions that need answered. The tenants of the area need to know what the future holds, and they need to have work carried out to see the other bungalows to be brought back into circulation and for works and repairs to be done to their own homes.”

“I am today calling on CLM Management to come let us know what their long term future plans are for the pensioners bungalows at Skipperstone Park, Avenue and Drive, because frankly the residents deserve so much better than they have been getting previously!”