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MetiNews.Com - One woman says you can hear the water constantly dripping into the lift at Winterbrook House
Breaking News ! Water is pouring through light sockets and into the lift at a block of flats in Reading, causing fears "someone could be electrocuted". BerkshireLive was contacted by a woman living in Winterbrook House, which is on top of the Tesco superstore in Oxford Road. The woman, who asked not to be named, said water has been pouring into the lift shaft in the building. She is so worried about the situation that she has put signs up urging people not to use the lifts. A number of elderly people live in the building, which is managed by Southern Housing. The woman said some of the people are not able to climb the stairs to their flats on the upper floors, and that they are putting themselves at risk by using the lift. Southern Housing says work is being done to repair the leaks at the property in Reading. She said: "I'm worried someone will be electrocuted if they use the lift. "I tried putting up a warning sign, but there are some people who have no choice. "The water comes through the light sockets and is also going into the lift. It makes it really dangerous for us. "You can hear the water constantly dripping into the lift, it cannot be safe." She added that the doors to the building had been damaged, which had led to "drug users" getting inside.
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A spokesman for Southern Housing said work had begun to solve the problem. He said: "As a responsible landlord, we take matters relating to the health and safety of our residents very seriously. "In this instance, our contractor attended to complete remedial works to resolve leaks shortly after the issue was first reported to us. "Our Estate Care team has since attended to carry out a deep clean of the entire building, with remedial decorative works expected to be completed within 28 days. “We are aware of issues resulting from the vandalism of the main entrance doors and have carried out initial repair works, which appear to have made a positive difference. "We are currently exploring all of our options to ensure a permanent, secure solution. These include replacing the lock mechanism with a key fob entry system or potentially replacing the doors altogether. "We will continue to liaise with our residents to determine the most appropriate course of action. "In the meantime, we would urge residents to report any instances of unauthorised entry to the police.”
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