A retiree has spoken out in desperation that she and fellow residents are being ‘ignored’ by their housing management over ‘nightmare neighbours’ where they live in Bracknell.

The resident lives at the Orchard Court sheltered living accommodation for retirees and other vulnerable adults near the town centre.

The woman, aged 67, and fellow residents have accused housing managers Southern Housing of failing to take action against two neighbours who they claim are causing problems at the flats.

Neighbours have reported anti social behaviour with ‘comings and goings’ at all hours.

She also claimed people have been spotted sleeping in a corridor for the flats, and feared ‘cuckooing’ among reported drug dealing from Orchard Court.

‘Cuckooing’ is a police term describing an operation where a vulnerable person’s home is taken over to conduct illegal activities.

Meanwhile, she has also reported abusive neighbours and one ‘out of control’ pet within the development.

The resident has argued that Southern Housing at Orchard Court are  ‘taking no notice’ of her and other neighbour’s complaints.

She said:  “Enough is enough, we feel something has drastically got to be done. We feel abandoned.

“We don’t want anyone else to suffer like we have. It’s making our lives miserable.”

Adding: “There’s a total lack of care.

“It’s a vote of no confidence in the two staff here.”

The woman and six fellow residents have made complaints.

Responding to her claims, a spokesperson for Southern Housing said:  “We take all reports of antisocial behaviour (ASB) extremely seriously and strongly encourage anyone experiencing it to report it to us immediately. We’ll take enforcement action against perpetrators of ASB.

“We’ve met with the resident to discuss her concerns and the action we’ve already taken at Orchard Court to address the issues she’s raised.

“We’re also working with our external partners, including the local council and Police.

“We’ve set up a unique reference number for the scheme and have reminded residents how to report a crime. The Police have advised they haven’t received any reports so far.

“Orchard Court has a secure intercom entry system and people can only gain entry if they have a fob or are admitted by a resident.

“We also review CCTV footage if we receive any reports of alleged inappropriate behaviour.

“Everyone deserves to feel safe in their own home and we’ll continue to do all we can to support our residents at Orchard Court.”