Storm damage repairs to council homes on track

Gazette: Storm damage affected thousands of people across north Essex. Storm damage affected thousands of people across north Essex.

REPAIR teams have been working hard to fix council homes damaged by the winter storms.

Colchester Borough Homes, which manages council-owned houses, said it has had hundreds of reports of damage caused by strong winds.

A spokesman said exact figures were not available as reports were not registered as being caused by storm damage, but around 98 per cent of repairs logged at the end of October were completed.

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12:14pm Thu 20 Feb 14

hughie-s says...

"..as reports were not registered as being caused by storm damage, "

Surely the cause of damage is logged so that it can be allocated to the correct budget line and that caused by the occupiers negligence charged to them?
"..as reports were not registered as being caused by storm damage, " Surely the cause of damage is logged so that it can be allocated to the correct budget line and that caused by the occupiers negligence charged to them? hughie-s
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1:40pm Thu 20 Feb 14

stevedawson says...

What budget surely the council insures the properties?
What budget surely the council insures the properties? stevedawson
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3:22pm Thu 20 Feb 14

hughie-s says...

stevedawson wrote:
What budget surely the council insures the properties?
Which is why you need to identify the cause, normal fair wear and tear to maintenance budget or storm/accidental damage so they can claim.
[quote][p][bold]stevedawson[/bold] wrote: What budget surely the council insures the properties?[/p][/quote]Which is why you need to identify the cause, normal fair wear and tear to maintenance budget or storm/accidental damage so they can claim. hughie-s
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10:31am Fri 21 Feb 14

jammin says...

98% of repairs lodged in October were complete...I would hope so, thats 5 months ago!
98% of repairs lodged in October were complete...I would hope so, thats 5 months ago! jammin
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