Town councils should be more proactive

Town councils should be more proactive

SINGAPORE- I support Mr Francis Cheng's call ("Penalise residents who clutter HDB common corridors"; last Thursday).

I live in an HDB point block and for more than 10 years, I have had to put up with clutter outside my five-room flat.

A neighbour has left items such as an old bicycle, marketing trolley and skate scooter out in the lift lobby near my unit.

I once highlighted this to the town council but all it did was to paste a black-and-white pictorial notice on the wall.

Nothing has been done to that untidy mess to date.

Now, another neighbour has started leaving items such as a bicycle and unwanted furniture outside his unit.

A few years ago, when this neighbour renovated his unit, a big heap of debris was left in the lift lobby for days.

I called the town council about it, and the neighbour has not been friendly since.

Town councils should be more proactive in dealing with this issue.

A warning could be issued first, followed by a fine if no action is taken by the flat owner.

Recent fires are good examples of how hazardous this clutter can be. We do not need more cases to remind us to take action.

Annie Ng (Ms)

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