There is a pigeon infestation at the front and back of Baldwin House.
Beaver Pest Control, employed by Optivo, admitted in June 2021 “There is a nest on the 4th and 5th Floors that have been damaged in a few places. Pigeons have entered through and nest here. At this moment it have had young above the fire exit. Pigeons are now fouling the floors. … No net is installed on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd floors. Due to displacement, pigeons could move to the other floors after we repair the existing net.”
There are also problems with pigeons on resident’s back balconies. This is making people’s lives a misery. Some residents have invested in spikes and netting. But they would need to be in everyone’s flat to be effective. If only some properties have spikes it still doesn’t solve the problem that people can’t open their windows without pigeons intruding. Pigeons will simply nest in another property.
Natalie, Sola and Stephen for showing Optivo round Baldwin House on Tuesday 20th July. Optivo “agreed that netting protecting the communal areas should be considered”. They’re still (7th August) “considering” this. Stephen is chasing them but if they they are still “considering” this by late August we will need to escalate this like we escalated the issue with the ants.
We’ve persuaded Optivo to act when there was an ant infestation in Baldwin House. And we persuaded Metropolitan to act when there was a pigeon infestation in Williams House. We hope we can do the same here.