Up to £10,000 is to be spent making a DVD to show council tenants how to carry out basic repairs without having to call out workmen.Don’t bother. Just go here!
The cash will be used to hire a private firm to produce the DVD and informational manual, which will be made available to 19,000 city council tenants.
Lots of videos available for almost everything, and it’ll cost you nothing to view them.
It forms part of Stoke-on-Trent City Council's new repairs policy which aims to save £2 million every year by asking tenants to carry out basic repairs like unblocking sinks and bleeding radiators on their own.And when those tenants attempt to carry out the repairs, stuff them up, and cause even more damage as a result, who’s going to repair that?