Common areas become Tampines resident’s personal space

Submitted by Stomper Dan

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Excuse me? These shared spaces are not dumping grounds or personal storage areas!

Stomper Dan wrote in an email to Stomp about illegal storage of carton boards, gardening materials, and other miscellaneous items that are obstructing the common corridors at Tampines Avenue 4 Block 808.

Said Stomper Dan:

“They’ve been there for years. I hope the authority will promptly take actions before any hazard happens.”

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According to the guidelines on the use of common areas in HDB Estates, SCDF does not permit the storage of combustible materials along common corridors.

This is because obstruction to common corridors and fire fighting equipment can affect fire fighting efforts and smooth evacuation in a fire emergency, thus endangering lives.

You can take a look at the guidelines on usage of common corridor in the gallery above.