RESIDENTS at a Saltcoats sheltered housing complex have been left in near constant darkness due to scaffolding that will remain in place until September.

And grass and other shrubbery at Barnett Court won’t be cleared until the works are finished.

The daughter of one of the residents who stays in the complex has hit out at the council’s inability to get the works finished and grass cleared but the council say that everything is going as scheduled.

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, told the Herald: “It has been like that for two months.

“They say they can’t do the grass because of health and safety.

“It is about knee height now and it hasn’t been cut this year so far.

“They are saying the work won’t be finished until September but I have not seen anyone. What is going on?

“My mum’s front room and bedroom are in darkness and other people have to live like that. It looks horrendous and really is an eyesore.”

She said she has raised the issue with a local councillor and hopes that others will follow suit.

A North Ayrshire Council spokesperson said: “The work being undertaken on the roof at Barnett Court has not been subject to any delays and should be concluded in September this year as planned.

“There are arrangements in place to maintain the gardens within our sheltered housing units

“However, we have unfortunately been unable to maintain the grass at Barnett Court while works are being carried out.

“We are happy to liaise with residents to try and identify an interim measure and would advise that

once the scaffolding is removed, we will ensure the grass is cut to the usual standard.”