Lift at Bill Baker Court in Sutton on Sea is set to be refurbished

The lift which has been causing so many problems for residents living at Bill Baker Court is set to be fully refurbished.
The lift which has been causing so many problems for residents living at Bill Baker Court is set to be fully refurbished.
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Following residents concerns over facilities at the Reverend Bill Baker Court in Sutton on Sea, the lift is now set to be completely refurbished.

Anchor manage the 36 independent living apartments and following the concerns from residents living there, and, as featured in last week’s Leader, the main lift 
on the top floor of the premises was the main cause of concern

As a result, discussions are now underway to fix the lift once and for all.

Anchor this week told the Leader the lift was now working and in full operation, but further work would also be carried out to improve the facilities on offer.

Frank Bartle, district manager for Reverend Bill Baker Court in Sutton on Sea said: “The lift is fixed and back in full working order.

“Anchor is also in the process of completely refurbishing and upgrading the lift to provide the best service possible.”

Mr Bartle added: “We appreciate the difficulties experienced by residents 
and every effort had been made to get the lift back up and running as quickly as possible.

“During this time, temporary solutions were put in place to help alleviate any issues and the scheme manager has continually liaised with residents to help people who needed assistance.”

Following further distress over the residents safety, Anchor confirmed the 
health and safety of those living at Bill Baker is paramount.

“The health and safety of all our residents is paramount and we adhere to all health and safety regulations,” Mr Bartle said.

“We work closely with the fire services to ensure that they are aware of people living at Reverend Bill Baker Court who would require assistance in an emergency.”

The lift will see a major refurbishment which will result in a full consultation with residents.

Lift engineers were back on site yesterday (Tuesday) and Anchor are now waiting on confirmation from them as to when the expected work will begin and be completed by.

Will the full refurbishment of the lift solve the 
facility issues at Bill Baker Court?

Email your thoughts to chloe.west@jpress.co.uk.