A woman living on Passive Close in South Hornchurch has been living with the constant smell of Cannabis and smoke coming through the air ventilation system.
The mum of two who did not wish to be named, has spoken to the Havering Daily about the ongoing issues she faces with the strong smell of Cannabis coming through into her children’s bedroom.
She told the Havering Daily; “It has been like this for six years and no one wants to do anything about it. The smell comes through into my children’s bedroom and my youngest and has been ill with breathing issues.”
The local lady has hired independent engineers herself to deal with the issue in the hope that after six years something might actually be done.
She continued: “One of the engineers that came round inspected the ventilation system thoroughly. I told him that I had been informed by my housing company that it was only a smell and that there would be no other effects to us. The Engineer said that I had been lied to.
“Now I’m worried about the impacts it is having on my family’s health. The ventilation system comes pumping straight into my children’s bedroom and if I turn it off then I break my tenancy agreement so I’m not allowed to do it.”
After six years of living with this smell and one of her children being ill, the local lady is now demanding answers from her housing company.
A spokesperson from Clarion told the Havering Daily:
“The safety and wellbeing of our residents is our top priority and we take all reports of anti-social behaviour very seriously. When this problem occurred previously we took action to identify the source of the smoke and made adjustments to the extraction system to minimise any smells entering through the unit. We were disappointed to learn the problem had resurfaced recently.
“We have recently re-inspected the system and whilst it is working as designed we are committed to finding a permanent solution to the problem. We are in discussion with the system’s manufacturer to see whether there are any further adjustments we can make. We will also again investigate the source of the unpleasant odour and will take action where required.”