Clear communal spaces

To keep you as safe as possible, please work with us to keep communal spaces clear.

Communal spaces are areas shared by other residents. So if you live in a building that shares stairwells, lifts, entrance halls, landings, paths, walkways or external areas with other residents, you must keep them clear of any personal items. 

Please do not store any of the following in communal areas (this list is not exhaustive):

  • plant stands and pot plants (including hanging baskets)
  • doormats
  • shoes and shoe racks
  • pushchairs or buggies
  • mobility scooters
  • bicycles

Items left in communal spaces can delay emergency services getting to you, or prevent residents from leaving the building during an emergency. Any such hazards may be removed during our regular inspections.

We understand it can be more convenient to store a buggy or bike outside your home, but your safety is our priority. 

Read our Clear and Safe Communal Spaces Policy 2022 (PDF, 233KB)

Larger items, recycling and bulk waste

If you have any questions about where to store larger items please contact your Housing Manager or find out how to dispose of or recycle the items you no longer want.