No hot water again for tenants at Bovingdon’s Dudley House

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Old folk living at a sheltered housing complex that has been plagued by boiler problems found themselves without hot water on New Year’s Day.

Tenants at the Dacorum Borough Council-run Dudley House in Bovingdon were also without hot water for eight days after the two boilers serving their complex packed up just before Christmas on December 17.

Engineers managed to get them working again in time for Christmas Day but residents woke up to cold showers on January 1.

One tenant Steve Eldridge said: “We need something to be done about it. 
“I think because we are all elderly they can’t be bothered.”

A council spokesman said: “We are working with the contractor to resolve the issues with the water heaters as quickly as possible. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.”