PENSIONERS are fighting to keep their homes safe and secure after years of alleged abandonment by their site owner.
Residents at the Cheshire Parks Home on Chester Road, Dunham-on-the-Hill, are living with blocked drains causing raw sewage to spew into their mobile homes.
The residents have been fighting for years to get vital improvements on their homes.
Residents association chairman Bert Wilton-King, who has lived on the site for 20 years, said: “There are a couple of residents who use zimmer frames.
“One lady likes to walk around for a little bit of exercise but she won't go out anymore because she has to dodge all the potholes.
“Some people have had raw sewage coming in on to their shower trays, all the roads are collapsing and the drains have collapsed.”
The 36 residents say they are fed up of being neglected by their site owner who has been taken to court and fined twice in the last two years for letting their homes fall into a state of disrepair.
Site owner Ryan Neill, of Cambridge, was fined £8,000 at Northwich Magistrates Court on Monday, March 21, after failing to replace faulty foul drains despite enforcement action by Trading Standards last year.
During the hearing, Neill, who admitted the offence, was also ordered to pay costs of £3,667 to Cheshire West and Chester Council and a further £4,000 for two other breaches of site conditions.
Despite the prosecution the elderly residents remain unhopeful that anything will be done to fix the problems, and are calling on the council to step in.
A spokesperson for Cheshire West and Chester Council said: “The responsibility for carrying out repairs rests with the site owner.
“Drainage repairs could cost more than £30,000 of council tax payers money and there is no guarantee of recovering that money.”
The council say that they are monitoring the site and have allocated a drain contractor to ensure the health and safety of the residents is protected.
Mr Neill, who has paid more than £18,000 in fines and £5,000 in costs over the past two years, refused to comment.