Haig Road residents continue to clutter corridor with items even after fire in 2017

Submitted by Stomper Anonymous

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Residents at Block 4 Haig Road are frustrated with clutter obstructing a common corridor at Block 4 Haig Road.

A Stomper shared with Stomp photos of various items left out in the corridor on the eleventh floor of the block.

He told Stomp that the items belong to the same household where a fire broke out on July 29, 2017.

The fire started in the kitchen of the unit and a woman and two children were taken to hospital.

"This same neighbour has the same habit of crowding the public walkway with items that causes inconveniences and are a fire hazard," the Stomper said.

"I have lodged more than three complaints via the OneService Portal and to the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) but the furniture has piled up.

"The uncle has a hoarding issue and causes hygiene, fire hazard and smoking pollution issues along the corridor."

In response to a Stomp query, a spokesman from Marine Parade Town Council said:

"The town council is aware of the issue raised and has been conducting regular visits to monitor the situation.

"During our visits, we have also been continuously engaging the residents to seek their cooperation to reduce the placement of personal items in the common areas.

"However, despite multiple reminders, the residents continue to place their personal items excessively in the common area.

"As some of these items are a potential fire hazard and may cause obstruction along the common corridor, the town council has conducted several removals of items placed in the area.

"We will continue to engage the residents and follow up closely on this matter."

For any estate-related queries, residents may reach out to the town council at 1800-241 6487 or 1800-287 6530, or via their Facebook and Instagram (@marineparadetc).