PEOPLE in a Lossiemouth housing estate have had enough of being left without heating for days on end.
Residents in St Margaret’s Crescent have lost count of the number of times their heating system has broken down over the years, and with winter looming, they are fed up with having to wrap themselves and their children in fleeces and blankets to stop shivering.
There are around 300 houses on the former Ministry of Defence estate, all of which have their central heating and hot water operated from a boiler in the nearby Hythehill Primary School.
The homes are owned by Grampian Housing and residents are demanding a solution before the mercury dips any further.
David Stewart, who lives at number 54 with his partner Morag Christie and her 10-year-old daughter Ceara, said: “We’ve had real problems on the estate.
“It just seems like Grampian is not coming up with a solution. They have to come and maintain a system that cannot cope.
“I don’t know if they’re breaching European Law but I will be researching that.”
He is now planning to start a petition and establish a residents’ association to help find a way forward.
A spokeswoman for Grampian Housing said they were looking at replacing the system.
“We are working to resolve the intermittent failures with the district heating system and fully understand that tenants are concerned, particularly as we are approaching the winter months."
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