Manea pensioner’s re-fit ‘nightmare’

Pensioner Constance Harris with cracks in her home (in the porch) ANL-141026-122339009

Pensioner Constance Harris with cracks in her home (in the porch) ANL-141026-122339009

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A convenience store firm has promised to investigate claims work to re-fit one of its stores left a pensioner living a “nightmare”.

Constance Harris said there have been a catalogue of problems while work to convert the former Londis store next door to her home in Park Road, Manea, into a One Stop shop got underway.

She said heavy lorry movements have shaken her 130-year-old home and left cracks in the walls, and have often woken her up at 6am.

She said lorries also park outside the front of her home, leaving her carer without space to park, and claimed contractors have been rude when she’s complained.

Miss Harris said the problems have been going on for nearly two months.

She has complained on numerous occasions to Tesco, which owns the One Stop convenience store chain, to no avail.

She said: “The lady I have been dealing with in the customer complaints department has been brilliant and tried to do all she can to stop the problems, but either the message isn’t getting through to the contractors or they just don’t care.

“It’s been an absolute nightmare.”

Miss Harris is looking forward to the shop re-opening, set to take place at the end of this week, so her life can get back to normal.

A One Stop spokesperson said: “We were concerned to hear about this and will be investigating. The store is currently undergoing a refit and will be re-opening this week.”