An INFESTATION of rats is making life at a travellers’ site unbearable and Cornwall Housing is failing in its duty to address it, a resident has claimed.
The resident, who said he wished to remain anonymous because he feared reprisals, said conditions were at their worst in all the years he had lived at the site: Boscarn Park at Tregajorran, Carn Brea.
“There’s just nothing being done about all the problems here, and all we want is equal treatment,” he told the West Briton.
“Just before Christmas we started having a major problem with rats; they ate their way through the plasterboard into the utility area, and some people even moved out of their homes as a result.
“If this happened in any other council estate the work would be carried out immediately.” He said he and other travellers on the site paid full council tax, rent, electric and water bills and should be treated in the same way as other housing tenants.