Gants Hill gas workers needing to dig a hole save blocked in care workers
PUBLISHED: 15:00 02 March 2018
Care staff were blocked in a carpark for almost three days after an inconsiderate driver parked across the entrance.
Eleanor Nursing & Social Care Ltd, Cranbrook Road, Gants Hill, provides support to vulnerable people and business and operates a 24-hour service.
However, workers and residents of an upstairs flat could not drive out due to the obstruction on Monday, February 26.
“It was so frustrating no one would help us,” said Olga Kovloumalou, 32, of Eleanor Care.
“We called the council, enforcement officers, 111 but no one would sort it out.”
“We were just stuck here.”
The frustrated staff members tried to find out who the van belonged too but didn’t have much luck.
“After we called the Ilford Recorder, an enforcement officer came down,” said Iveta Kriskova,30.
“But he said he couldn’t do much as the vehicle was insured and had an owner.
“It was completely ridiculous.”
In a freak coincidence staff said maintenance workers from a gas company came up to them while they were talking to the enforcement officer.
They needed to dig a hole in the exact spot where the van was parked.
“The gas workers and the council enforcement officer pushed the van down the road,” added Iveta.
“It was only by about a meter but it cleared our entrance and is not obstructing anyone else.
“At least we can get out now.”
A Redbridge Council spokeswoman said: “Our officers made every effort to respond to the requests of residents.
“We attended the location and issued a ticket to the vehicle on February 27.”
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