This is not the first time that town councils are spoiling the clean look of HDB void decks by filling them with structures ("Void deck railings to stop ball games"; Feb 25).
Over the years, many structures were built in the void deck of my block in Teck Whye Lane.
- A cosy corner was erected at great cost for elderly residents to play games and socialise. It was never utilised by the seniors. Currently, vagabonds use it as a bedroom.
- Two round concrete tables and chairs were built. These were used by non-residents as dining tables, resulting in half-empty food and drink containers strewn about, attracting cockroaches and rats. The tables were removed after complaints by residents.
- Six double-tier bicycle racks were installed about two months ago. These were also removed after residents complained about their unsightliness and obstruction.
I appeal to the town council not to waste more money installing unnecessary structures in HDB void decks.
Void decks should be left void.
Lew Sin Hoe