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Saffron Pensioners Victory

June 28, 2006 4:21 PM
Dale Keeling with Mrs Baum & Mrs Harrison who led the campaign for the extra door.

Cllr Dale Keeling with Mrs Baum & Mrs Harrison who led the campaign for the extra door.

Pensioners on the Saffron Estate have won their campaign to get the City Council to install a back exit to their bungalows.

133 bungalows that were built on the foundations of the old boot houses were built without a back door - making it difficult for a disabled tenant to escape if a fire started in the front of the property.

The main room windows are now likely to be replaced with a french door.

Cllr Dale Keeling who supported the campaign and presented a petition signed by over 100 residents said, "Its been a long campaign by many residents that have kept this issue alive", he added, "The new doors Will give pensioners and disabled tenants more of a chance to escape in-case of fire."