Soiled nappies, sanitary waste, mouldy food and general rubbish are just some of the items being dumped out of the windows of what has become the towerblock tip.
Now one private landlord and a councillor are demanding action to clean up the “eyesore”And…?
I mean, without some preventive action (like eviction), won’t it just recur?
Joanne Douglas, 37, from Lee Chapel South, who has owned and rented a flat in the listed building for around 15 years, said: “It’s an absolute disgrace.
“The flat that I rent out is on the other side of Brooke House but for those people who have to look at that every days it’s awful.
“We pay the council a service charge, which is supposed to cover cleaning costs for the building and surrounding area, but yet this mess is still there.
“The council has also done nothing to investigate who is responsible despite the fact that it is obvious one of those involved has a baby and they clearly live on the side of the tower block which looks out on to the building next door.”Maybe there’s just too many suspects? And of course, in the comments, the usual political claptrap about 'the government' and 'poverty'.
Time once again to recall Peter Risdon's observation:
"Not just Toynbee, of course, but she has made a particular fetish of “social exclusion”. And she claims that
…growing inequality multiplies all these problems
No, it doesn’t. What multiplies them is continued state intervention in and control over these people’s lives. They shit in stairwells because they don’t own the stairwells and they don’t feel responsible for keeping them clean. The same people will complain that the council are slow to disinfect them, before they shit in them again."