Council brings in security firm at Brooke House

Brooke House in Basildon Town Square

Brooke House in Basildon Town Square

First published in News by

A PRIVATE security firm has been put in place at Basildon's Brooke House.

The service, introduced by Basildon Council, is designed to help residents whilst the lift refurbishment takes place.

They will be at the tower block in the Town Square between 8am and 8pm seven days a week until the refurburbishment is completed in January.

Comments (14)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

12:10pm Wed 10 Oct 12

Ells says...

A security firm to help residents 'air their issues' about the lifts being refurbed? This article makes no sense at all.......
A security firm to help residents 'air their issues' about the lifts being refurbed? This article makes no sense at all....... Ells
  • Score: 3

12:26pm Wed 10 Oct 12

Bester says...

So, a security firm is providing some kind of a presence in a council block to somehow help residents communicate with the council? Is that a correct assessment? I don't understand this at all.
So, a security firm is providing some kind of a presence in a council block to somehow help residents communicate with the council? Is that a correct assessment? I don't understand this at all. Bester
  • Score: 0

12:30pm Wed 10 Oct 12

xxxdave says...

I am sure they are there to assist residents carry shopping etc up the stairs Lol. also who will be paying for this extra service?. Maybe Tony Ball will be there personally helping residents.
I am sure they are there to assist residents carry shopping etc up the stairs Lol. also who will be paying for this extra service?. Maybe Tony Ball will be there personally helping residents. xxxdave
  • Score: 0

4:24pm Wed 10 Oct 12

Eric Whim says...

those XFor litter patrol boys and girls get a nice indoors job perhaps?
Which counciller's security firm got the job?
those XFor litter patrol boys and girls get a nice indoors job perhaps? Which counciller's security firm got the job? Eric Whim
  • Score: 0

4:57pm Wed 10 Oct 12

TherealIndiana says...

Piggy back to the top anyone?
Piggy back to the top anyone? TherealIndiana
  • Score: 0

4:57pm Wed 10 Oct 12

TherealIndiana says...

Piggy back to the top anyone?
Piggy back to the top anyone? TherealIndiana
  • Score: 0

5:00pm Wed 10 Oct 12

Basildon.lad.21 says...

The only reason why they have a security firm in the flats, is to stop the crackheads beating up the workmen from fixing their lifts, which they use as a public toilet.
The only reason why they have a security firm in the flats, is to stop the crackheads beating up the workmen from fixing their lifts, which they use as a public toilet. Basildon.lad.21
  • Score: 0

5:21pm Wed 10 Oct 12

naffeville says...

So where am I supposed to go for a jimmy now then, have to do it out the window
So where am I supposed to go for a jimmy now then, have to do it out the window naffeville
  • Score: 0

7:31pm Wed 10 Oct 12

Steve H says...

Brooke House is full of scum, single chav mums and druggies. Repairs don't get done as workmen are regulary threatened, even the council won't go near there!!
Brooke House is full of scum, single chav mums and druggies. Repairs don't get done as workmen are regulary threatened, even the council won't go near there!! Steve H
  • Score: 0

9:32pm Wed 10 Oct 12

SpaffSpiff84 says...

Its not that bad there, just the lifts stink of urine and you have to make sure your clothes dont touch the inside of them, a few scumbags live there but considering how many flats there are thats to be expected
Its not that bad there, just the lifts stink of urine and you have to make sure your clothes dont touch the inside of them, a few scumbags live there but considering how many flats there are thats to be expected SpaffSpiff84
  • Score: 0

10:31am Thu 11 Oct 12

thesouthendone says...

Hopefully this security firm have been properly trained as to how to help elderly and infirm people up the stairs and they are not just making it up as they go along or they could end up causing more problems then they solve!
Hopefully this security firm have been properly trained as to how to help elderly and infirm people up the stairs and they are not just making it up as they go along or they could end up causing more problems then they solve! thesouthendone
  • Score: 0

10:33am Thu 11 Oct 12

stan06 says...

Steve H wrote:
Brooke House is full of scum, single chav mums and druggies. Repairs don't get done as workmen are regulary threatened, even the council won't go near there!!
NOT that your comment is relevant to this story, BUT i live in Brooke House and im not sure how you come to your conclusion, sorry to disappoint but I don't do drugs or have any kiddies. I have also had no problems with the council coming up to do repairs etc in the years that I have been living there (that doesn't mean I threaten them either).

I, like the other residents of flats on my floor, go to work, pay my rent and taxes and am just quite relieved to get home of an evening. It doesn't matter where you live as soon, as you get home you shut that door, that's it!

Yes, I will agree with you that there is some scum living in Brooke House, but please don't tar the rest of us with that brush.
[quote][p][bold]Steve H[/bold] wrote: Brooke House is full of scum, single chav mums and druggies. Repairs don't get done as workmen are regulary threatened, even the council won't go near there!![/p][/quote]NOT that your comment is relevant to this story, BUT i live in Brooke House and im not sure how you come to your conclusion, sorry to disappoint but I don't do drugs or have any kiddies. I have also had no problems with the council coming up to do repairs etc in the years that I have been living there (that doesn't mean I threaten them either). I, like the other residents of flats on my floor, go to work, pay my rent and taxes and am just quite relieved to get home of an evening. It doesn't matter where you live as soon, as you get home you shut that door, that's it! Yes, I will agree with you that there is some scum living in Brooke House, but please don't tar the rest of us with that brush. stan06
  • Score: 0

10:51am Thu 11 Oct 12

Barry Bas says...

stan06 wrote:
Steve H wrote: Brooke House is full of scum, single chav mums and druggies. Repairs don't get done as workmen are regulary threatened, even the council won't go near there!!
NOT that your comment is relevant to this story, BUT i live in Brooke House and im not sure how you come to your conclusion, sorry to disappoint but I don't do drugs or have any kiddies. I have also had no problems with the council coming up to do repairs etc in the years that I have been living there (that doesn't mean I threaten them either). I, like the other residents of flats on my floor, go to work, pay my rent and taxes and am just quite relieved to get home of an evening. It doesn't matter where you live as soon, as you get home you shut that door, that's it! Yes, I will agree with you that there is some scum living in Brooke House, but please don't tar the rest of us with that brush.
You're not Old Man Stan are you?
[quote][p][bold]stan06[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve H[/bold] wrote: Brooke House is full of scum, single chav mums and druggies. Repairs don't get done as workmen are regulary threatened, even the council won't go near there!![/p][/quote]NOT that your comment is relevant to this story, BUT i live in Brooke House and im not sure how you come to your conclusion, sorry to disappoint but I don't do drugs or have any kiddies. I have also had no problems with the council coming up to do repairs etc in the years that I have been living there (that doesn't mean I threaten them either). I, like the other residents of flats on my floor, go to work, pay my rent and taxes and am just quite relieved to get home of an evening. It doesn't matter where you live as soon, as you get home you shut that door, that's it! Yes, I will agree with you that there is some scum living in Brooke House, but please don't tar the rest of us with that brush.[/p][/quote]You're not Old Man Stan are you? Barry Bas
  • Score: 0

8:24pm Sun 14 Oct 12

Devils Advocate says...

stan06 wrote:
Steve H wrote:
Brooke House is full of scum, single chav mums and druggies. Repairs don't get done as workmen are regulary threatened, even the council won't go near there!!
NOT that your comment is relevant to this story, BUT i live in Brooke House and im not sure how you come to your conclusion, sorry to disappoint but I don't do drugs or have any kiddies. I have also had no problems with the council coming up to do repairs etc in the years that I have been living there (that doesn't mean I threaten them either).

I, like the other residents of flats on my floor, go to work, pay my rent and taxes and am just quite relieved to get home of an evening. It doesn't matter where you live as soon, as you get home you shut that door, that's it!

Yes, I will agree with you that there is some scum living in Brooke House, but please don't tar the rest of us with that brush.
Don't get too wound up stan06. Most of the people that make this level of comment are the "Trollers" who spend their lives looking for someone to put down with their inane comments. They appear to believe that they become a little more important with every individual they manage to insult. Being as most of our villains and time wasters are from the upper end of the middle class (as they call themselves), you can empathise much more these days with a single parent with three kids who is forced by circumstance to live in a high rise. Even more sad are the young drug takers led astray by those same evil middle class buffoons. Be proud of your position in life, ignore the trolls that abound!
[quote][p][bold]stan06[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steve H[/bold] wrote: Brooke House is full of scum, single chav mums and druggies. Repairs don't get done as workmen are regulary threatened, even the council won't go near there!![/p][/quote]NOT that your comment is relevant to this story, BUT i live in Brooke House and im not sure how you come to your conclusion, sorry to disappoint but I don't do drugs or have any kiddies. I have also had no problems with the council coming up to do repairs etc in the years that I have been living there (that doesn't mean I threaten them either). I, like the other residents of flats on my floor, go to work, pay my rent and taxes and am just quite relieved to get home of an evening. It doesn't matter where you live as soon, as you get home you shut that door, that's it! Yes, I will agree with you that there is some scum living in Brooke House, but please don't tar the rest of us with that brush.[/p][/quote]Don't get too wound up stan06. Most of the people that make this level of comment are the "Trollers" who spend their lives looking for someone to put down with their inane comments. They appear to believe that they become a little more important with every individual they manage to insult. Being as most of our villains and time wasters are from the upper end of the middle class (as they call themselves), you can empathise much more these days with a single parent with three kids who is forced by circumstance to live in a high rise. Even more sad are the young drug takers led astray by those same evil middle class buffoons. Be proud of your position in life, ignore the trolls that abound! Devils Advocate
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree