Weeds have taken over an apartment block in Evesham.

Pinder Heights, off Conduit Hill, has been covered in scaffolding for over four months, with improvement works planned to take place.

However, so far no work has been undertaken and the scaffolding has been slowly swallowed up by bushes and grass.

As the building is owned by Rooftop Housing Association, local resident Barry Lynch is concerned about the potential cost this could have on the taxpayer.

He said: “You can’t even get up it now without a machete.

“This scaffolding has been erected for over four months for work that has not taken place.

“This would be in the region of £12,000 rental cost for nothing.

“The public purse will in the end have to pay for this.”

Evesham Journal: Pinder Heights as seen from Chapel StreetPinder Heights as seen from Chapel Street

However, Rooftop executive director of operations, Lisa Nicholls, has confirmed that the scaffolding will incur no extra cost and that they will look at tackling the weeds as soon as possible.

She said: “We have planned improvement works at Pinder Heights taking place over several months and decided to keep scaffolding up, to avoid disruption to residents.

“The scaffolding is owned by our repairs partner Platform Property Care, and because of that there is no extra cost keeping the scaffolding up.

“We accept that keeping scaffolding in place has meant that we can’t mow grass or cut back bushes in that area.

“It is important to us that our customers are satisfied and we will visit this week to see if any ground maintenance work that can be carried out in that area.

“I would like to apologise for the inconvenience that this has caused and will ensure that the remaining work is completed as soon as possible.”