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YHN and the fire service say that the plans would put elderly and disabled residents at risk, as they would not be able to contact staff in an emergency.
Acorn has confirmed that a plan to have residents across the city's 47 YHN tower blocks jam their intercom lines to an enquiry centre for up to 20 minutes was one of "various ideas" discussed as a means of protest - but stressed that "absolutely nothing has been decided".
"People don't feel safe living in high-rise blocks anymore and incidents like this just make it worse." Ian Gallagher, assistant director of operation property services for YHN, said: "YHN have been made aware of an incident in our communal bins which was reported to Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue service on the 28th December.
The Scotswood Garden secured PS10,000 of YHN's new Community Investment Funding pot to help create an accessible garden to enable more people with restricted mobility or dementia to enjoy being outdoors in a safe, relaxing environment.
Tina Drury, managing director at YHN, said there could be compulsory rather than voluntary redundancies.
It comes following a YHN board meeting in which a restructure was agreed and amid housing reforms and continuing central government austerity.
Now, Kenton councillors Stephen Lambert, Ged Bell and Anya Durrant are set to hold a "priority meeting" with YHN chiefs and council officers in an attempt to resolve an "unacceptable" situation.
According to YHN, it has 3,234 tenants on universal credit who currently owe a total of PS2,073,501.
I explained I was a trained fire marshal and was greatly aware of the dangers to residents, YHN staff and indeed firefighters if they should attend an incident.
Residents took it in turn on an open mic calling for YHN to make tower blocks safe, and for sprinklers to be retro-fitted in high-rise homes.
Fellow organiser Hannah Reid alleged YHN lied about the fire safety measures already in place in her block.
And YHN, which manages 38 high rise blocks on behalf of Newcastle City Council, has assured residents that none of the buildings have the same type of cladding as that used on the London tower block.
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