High level talks for council staff stuck in lift

High level talks for council staff stuck in lift

High level talks for council staff stuck in lift

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COUNCIL staff found themselves having high level talks when they got stuck in the lift of a troubled tower block.
The drop-in session, organised by the Basildon Community Safety Partnership (CSP) at Brooke House in Basildon’s Town Square had been held for residents to raise concerns about anti-social behaviour at the flats.
But instead five council officers and a firefighter found themselves experiencing first hand the dodgy lifts that cause Brooke House residents’ so much grief when they got stuck on the 14th floor on Tuesday afternoon.
Firefighters from Basildon fire station were called out to help rescue the trapped council workers.
But the irony of their ordeal was not lost on residents who, for years, have put up with the notorious lifts at the Grade II listed flats.
The six people - which included one pregnant woman - were eventually freed after around 30-minutes when the lift moved itself to the 12th floor, where they got out and used the nearby stairwell.
 

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6:16pm Thu 25 Oct 12

notinwestcliffanymore says...

Brilliant, couldn t make it up... or down by the sound of it
Brilliant, couldn t make it up... or down by the sound of it notinwestcliffanymore
  • Score: 8

7:20pm Thu 25 Oct 12

whataday says...

Irony
Irony whataday
  • Score: 1

7:38pm Thu 25 Oct 12

billericay boy says...

Give the lift an ASBO and stop all its benefits for not working.
Give the lift an ASBO and stop all its benefits for not working. billericay boy
  • Score: 4

10:59pm Thu 25 Oct 12

Trainman says...

I was told on leaving school that this tower block was supposedly sinking. Had it, then the roof Might have been at ground level by now?
I was told on leaving school that this tower block was supposedly sinking. Had it, then the roof Might have been at ground level by now? Trainman
  • Score: 0

9:41am Fri 26 Oct 12

Eric Whim says...

probably over the weight limit of the lift if they were Councillors
probably over the weight limit of the lift if they were Councillors Eric Whim
  • Score: 0

9:46am Fri 26 Oct 12

asbo industries inc says...

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http://www.dailymail .co.uk/news/article- 1372226/Basildon-pol ice-left-red-faced-h eavy-officers-stuck- elevator--rescued-fi remen.html asbo industries inc
  • Score: 0

2:47pm Fri 26 Oct 12

Blind Haze says...

Was the woman pregnant before she got in the lift?
Was the woman pregnant before she got in the lift? Blind Haze
  • Score: 2

7:32pm Fri 26 Oct 12

muffindamule says...

Trainman wrote:
I was told on leaving school that this tower block was supposedly sinking. Had it, then the roof Might have been at ground level by now?
I was told that too now that you come to mention it. Perhaps it would have been better all round had it been true !
[quote][p][bold]Trainman[/bold] wrote: I was told on leaving school that this tower block was supposedly sinking. Had it, then the roof Might have been at ground level by now?[/p][/quote]I was told that too now that you come to mention it. Perhaps it would have been better all round had it been true ! muffindamule
  • Score: 1

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