Residents in one of Riverside’s property in Potato Wharf/Woolam Place, Manchester, are concern that the property management is disregarding its own Environmental Policy that claims to care about the need for “concerted action to combat the detrimental effects of carbon emissions”.
Riverside prefers car than bicycles
In early August, residents received a note saying that all bicycles should be removed from the common area and should be “stored within your own flat or chained externally.” Four residents emailed its Resident Relation Gayle Shackley to ask for a solution since there is no place to chain the bicycles safely outside and it is impossible to drag a bicycle up the stairs to second and third flour.
With all the anti-environmental actions that Riverside committed, residents of Potato Wharf and Woolam Place are now in correspondence with their local councillors. So far, Councillor Marc Ramsbottom has encouraged residents to check with Manchester City Council planning policy regarding the environment. According to Councillor Ramsbottom, even though private housing management such as Riverside are not directly under City Council regulation, there are guidelines regarding environmental policy that they should not disregard.
A number of residents of Potato Wharf and Woolam Place will soon be meeting their councillors to discuss this matter.
In the meantime, discussions with Riverside are stagnant as Riverside refused to communicate with non-leaseholders and has been declining all proposal visible.