Pensioner petitions over heating system change

John Stocks, of Bretton House on St. James Street, is angry with the insufficient heating system St. Leger Homes have installed. Picture: Marie Caley D2588MC
John Stocks, of Bretton House on St. James Street, is angry with the insufficient heating system St. Leger Homes have installed. Picture: Marie Caley D2588MC
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an angry pensioner unhappy with a new heating upgrade programme has raised a 50 name petition from fed up residents on his estate.

John Stock, 75, of Bretton House, St James Street, had a new heating system fitted by St Leger Homes a month ago.

As part of his new central heating, the previous system in his airing cupboard has been replaced with two copper pipes.

Mr Stocks says it takes at least three days to dry clothes, which is extremely inconvenient for himself and others living in maisonettes on the estate.

“You can’t call two single pipes at the side of the wall an airing cupboard,” he said.

“People couldn’t sign it quickly enough when I explained what I was doing.”

Mr Stocks has handed his petition to Doncaster Central MP Rosie Winterton.

She said in a statement: “I am aware of the concerns raised by some of my constituents about issues relating to the work carried out under the Decent Homes scheme. I have raised the matter with St Leger Homes and I am awaiting a response.”

Judith Jones, deputy executive of St Leger Homes, said the new system was an improvement and more efficient.

She said an engineer was sent on June 10 to check the system was working correctly, however clothes would now take longer to dry.