Loose roof tiles dislodged during the recent storm could fall and kill someone, claims a concerned resident.
Around 10 tiles are hanging precariously on the top of a six-storey council block in the William Church Estate, off Goldhawk Road, Shepherd’s Bush.
Gerald Bamfield, whose partner Joanna Heelan lives on the sixth floor, said Hammersmith and Fulham Council has failed to act quickly to repair the ‘death trap’ despite several calls to the housing department over the past three weeks.
“These tiles are a foot square and half an inch thick, if they are dislodged they would fall and kill someone,” he told the Chronicle.
“It’s beyond dangerous. No-one seems to give a damn. We are set for gales over the next few weeks, it’s extremely bad.”
Councillor Andrew Johnson, cabinet member for housing, said work was being carried out today (Dec 19) to fix the roof.
“As soon as this was reported to our repairs call centre, we took immediate action. Scaffolding has been erected and any necessary repairs will be carried out,” he said.