PRERA recently raised the dangerous state of the disused garages with the housing department. This was also taken up by Cllr Liz Atkins. As many of us know, the garages contain large amounts of rubbish, including flammable material, such as car tyres, mattresses and paint. There are also exposed electrical installations and, in some of the garages, frequent floods.
We were told, a few days ago, by our Estate Housing Officer, that the rubbish will be cleared from the garages. They will then be sealed, to prevent future access. We do not yet have a timescale for this.
In the longer term, PRERA will push to ensure that the garages are put back into use, either as garages, or for an alternative use. We can achieve this more easily if we know what the demand is for garages from residents. Please let us know if you would like to hire a garage on the estate, or if you have an idea for an alternative use for the garages.