Some people have commented about the new smaller rubbish chute covers in some of the blocks in Lower Falinge.
At our last inspection, our contractor told us that some of the bin chute covers needed replacing. We were not aware at the time that this would mean smaller covers. Our contractor has been clear to us that these new covers must be smaller in order to meet fire safety requirements. There is no option for us to fit larger covers.
We appreciate that this is a change for residents who have previously used the larger chute covers. Our caretaking team will ensure that any additional rubbish is cleared from outside the chutes, and we will make available some smaller bin bags for residents.
In the longer term rubbish disposal is one of the key things we are discussing with residents as part of improvements in the retained blocks at Lower Falinge.