Run-down garages to be repaired in Dagenham

Housing chiefs have vowed to repair run-down garages in Dagenham.

The revamp emerged after residents complained they could not rent garages in Hooks Hall Drive.

But Barking and Dagenham Council insisted that lock-up garages which are vacant and in good condition could be rented.

A council spokesman said: “Some of the garages are not available because they are in bad condition.

“Repair works are due to be carried out so they can be made available to let.”

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The Labour council denied Hooks Hall Drive was to be redeveloped though it confirmed the derelict garages would be repaired.

The local authority said a total of 10 spaces had been allocated to tenants.

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The spokesman added: “These garages are currently tenanted. They cannot be let until the current tenant terminates their tenancy.”

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