AFTER almost six months pensioners Peter and Irene McLean have been told they will finally have a safe fence.
The couple who live in a Gloucester City Homes property in Gere Close, Tuffley have made numerous calls to the housing provider to have their garden fence repaired.
The fence replaced a brick wall in March but the McLeans say it is not sturdy and needs replacing.
Mr McLean, 69, said: “There used to be a brick wall but it became unstable and they replaced it with this so- called fence but it is nowhere near installed properly.
“I have contacted the council and I am sick of having to chase them about this. The fence is loose and has holes in it. It will cost them a lot to repair it, but the brick wall we had lasted 30 years.
“It was very sturdy and we never had any problems.
“We have been waiting since March and they has told us (yesterday) it could be sorted in a few weeks.”
However, Gloucester City Homes say Mr McLean’s fence is temporary and it will be replaced soon, They said the delay was to a lack of panels. Gloucester City Homes representatives visited Mr McLean yesterday to discuss the situation.
A spokesman said: “It was necessary for us to demolish a brick wall at Mr McLean’s home as it had become unsafe. We installed the current temporary fencing pending delivery of new fencing panels, which have been in short supply following the severe weather earlier in the year.
“Supplies of new fencing panels are now becoming available and we will be confirming an installation date for Mr McClean’s new fence shortly. We are sorry we were not able to install a new fence straight away but this has been due to circumstances outside our control.”