A MOTHER is desperate to move house after her two-year old daughter told her she didn’t feel safe.

Jacqueline Spencer of Western Avenue, Blacon has repeatedly appealed to Chester and District Housing Trust to either sort out the conditions around their flat or help them move.

Miss Spencer, who suffers from a chronic stomach illness and is on incapacity benefits, said: ‘I am desperate. It isn’t right for a two-year-old to grow up living here like this. There is nowhere safe for her to play and the flat is too small to keep her inside.

‘A couple of weeks ago the window was put in at the flat next door. Chloe was screaming her head off. She was so frightened.

‘I rang the CDHT to get them to come and clean up the mess outside. They boarded up the window but left all the glass outside.

‘Chloe can’t play out there anyway as there is a massive drop to the road which is only partially protected by railings. But now she can’t even play out when I am watching at the risk of being cut to shreds.’

When asked what she thought of her home, Chloe said: ‘I don’t like the house, I don’t like it. I can’t play.’

There is a yard area to the flats where Miss Spencer has put a blue sandpit for Chloe.

She added: ‘It is an enclosed yard but I can’t leave her out there to play, she trips on the drains which are overgrown with weeds. I have taken her to the Countess twice.

‘My neighbour also killed a rat out there which is attracted to the rubbish that the CDHT refuse to come and collect.’

The housing trust have said to all of the residents in the flats that for a price of £12 a week each they will send out a contractor to maintain the yard.

Miss Spencer said: ‘We don’t have the money to pay that every week and why should we? It is a disgrace. I have tried everything to get someone to come out and assess this place.

‘They won’t do anything. Even Chester MP Christine Russell said there is nothing in her power to help us.’