Disabled Bromley man: 'Housing association won't fix my fence until 2016'

Roger Golding, at his home in Arcus Road, is angry

Roger Golding, at his home in Arcus Road, is angry

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A disabled Bromley man claims a housing association told him they wouldn't fix his collapsed fence until 2016.

Roger Golding, of Arcus Road, says the fence blew down in early December last year and is the responsibility of Phoenix Community Housing, who own the property next door.

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Where the fence collapsed following bad weather in December last year

The 68-year-old said: "My neighbour got in touch with them as soon as it went down and I have been down and talked with them a few times.

"The last time I spoke to them, which was last week, they said it wouldn't be until 2016 before they fixed it.

"It is terrible, I am angry. I'd expect them to say they'll repair it as soon as possible.

"I cannot do anything because I am disabled. I cannot walk.

"My neighbour is a single parent. They don't seem to care."

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The remnants of Mr Golding's fence in his Arcus Road garden

A Phoenix Community Housing spokesman said: "Demand for fencing repairs across Phoenix homes is high, particularly with the high winds and rain experienced over the winter months.

"We prioritise repairs to fences where the damage poses a significant risk to the security of people’s homes. We do not believe this is one of those cases.

"We have agreed to replace the fence as part of our ongoing major works programme and will seek to complete this as soon as possible."

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4:20pm Tue 27 May 14

white rabbit9 says...

Come on, their are just way to many unemployed people to fix a fence.
Come on, their are just way to many unemployed people to fix a fence. white rabbit9
  • Score: -15

4:27pm Tue 27 May 14

PaulErith says...

white rabbit9 wrote:
Come on, their are just way to many unemployed people to fix a fence.
To be fair, there is actually supposed to be a shortage of fence panels. With the increased demand due to storms, together with a poor winter weather conditions meaning that less wood is currently available, and the increase in house building in the economy, there is officially a national shortage of fence panels.
[quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: Come on, their are just way to many unemployed people to fix a fence.[/p][/quote]To be fair, there is actually supposed to be a shortage of fence panels. With the increased demand due to storms, together with a poor winter weather conditions meaning that less wood is currently available, and the increase in house building in the economy, there is officially a national shortage of fence panels. PaulErith
  • Score: 7

4:52pm Tue 27 May 14

mr2wheels100 says...

PaulErith wrote:
white rabbit9 wrote:
Come on, their are just way to many unemployed people to fix a fence.
To be fair, there is actually supposed to be a shortage of fence panels. With the increased demand due to storms, together with a poor winter weather conditions meaning that less wood is currently available, and the increase in house building in the economy, there is officially a national shortage of fence panels.
National shortage of fence panels????
I can see three or four stacked up in a garden in Arcus Road!
[quote][p][bold]PaulErith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: Come on, their are just way to many unemployed people to fix a fence.[/p][/quote]To be fair, there is actually supposed to be a shortage of fence panels. With the increased demand due to storms, together with a poor winter weather conditions meaning that less wood is currently available, and the increase in house building in the economy, there is officially a national shortage of fence panels.[/p][/quote]National shortage of fence panels???? I can see three or four stacked up in a garden in Arcus Road! mr2wheels100
  • Score: 11

5:34pm Tue 27 May 14

suejon says...

Fence panels are being stolen in some areas
Fence panels are being stolen in some areas suejon
  • Score: 4

11:29pm Tue 27 May 14

white rabbit9 says...

PaulErith wrote:
white rabbit9 wrote:
Come on, their are just way to many unemployed people to fix a fence.
To be fair, there is actually supposed to be a shortage of fence panels. With the increased demand due to storms, together with a poor winter weather conditions meaning that less wood is currently available, and the increase in house building in the economy, there is officially a national shortage of fence panels.
Actually i did hear if you have concrete posts holding in your fence panels it is easy enough to pull them out and put them into a vehicle and sell them on.
[quote][p][bold]PaulErith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: Come on, their are just way to many unemployed people to fix a fence.[/p][/quote]To be fair, there is actually supposed to be a shortage of fence panels. With the increased demand due to storms, together with a poor winter weather conditions meaning that less wood is currently available, and the increase in house building in the economy, there is officially a national shortage of fence panels.[/p][/quote]Actually i did hear if you have concrete posts holding in your fence panels it is easy enough to pull them out and put them into a vehicle and sell them on. white rabbit9
  • Score: 5

12:41am Wed 28 May 14

Brook says...

Move to Thamesmead, you won't need a fence!
Move to Thamesmead, you won't need a fence! Brook
  • Score: 2

8:48am Wed 28 May 14

PaulErith says...

white rabbit9 wrote:
PaulErith wrote:
white rabbit9 wrote:
Come on, their are just way to many unemployed people to fix a fence.
To be fair, there is actually supposed to be a shortage of fence panels. With the increased demand due to storms, together with a poor winter weather conditions meaning that less wood is currently available, and the increase in house building in the economy, there is officially a national shortage of fence panels.
Actually i did hear if you have concrete posts holding in your fence panels it is easy enough to pull them out and put them into a vehicle and sell them on.
Yep apparently the price of fence panels has tripled due to the shortage. Therefore, I can believe that people are stealing them.
[quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PaulErith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: Come on, their are just way to many unemployed people to fix a fence.[/p][/quote]To be fair, there is actually supposed to be a shortage of fence panels. With the increased demand due to storms, together with a poor winter weather conditions meaning that less wood is currently available, and the increase in house building in the economy, there is officially a national shortage of fence panels.[/p][/quote]Actually i did hear if you have concrete posts holding in your fence panels it is easy enough to pull them out and put them into a vehicle and sell them on.[/p][/quote]Yep apparently the price of fence panels has tripled due to the shortage. Therefore, I can believe that people are stealing them. PaulErith
  • Score: 2

5:12pm Wed 28 May 14

the wall says...

I was just going to sit on the fence with this one.
Anyone taken a fence to how long it will take to mend.
I was just going to sit on the fence with this one. Anyone taken a fence to how long it will take to mend. the wall
  • Score: 0

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