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Broken lifts at Beaver Towers in Eastwood will not be fixed until next month
A HOUSING association says it will fix faulty lifts at a towerblock as soon as possible.
One of the lifts at Beaver Tower in Mansell Close, Eastwood, has broken down and the other one has got a fault meaning it keeps breaking down - forcing residents to walk up as many as 11 flights of stairs.
South Essex Homes says a specialist part for the broken-down lift has been ordered and it should be fixed by early September. Engineers are also working on fixing the problem on the second lift.
All residents were sent a letter yesterday (15) to explain the situation.
One resident, who didn’t want to be named, said: “I know residents got a petition about it to hand in.
“It is not easy walking up and down, there is one guy there who is on walking sticks - he can’t go out. There’s girls there with children, they can’t go in and out, it is very difficult. With two kids and your shopping it is not good.“
South Essex Homes apologised to residents for the inconvenience.