Comment received from Derek Small (98 Rope St).
“You requested comments on the bike storage question.
I would be favour of no cycles to be brought into the building although its bit late closing the stable door after the horse has bolted! Since the redecoration we have seen a complete staining of the stairwell at 98 Rope street and the carpets in the entrance lobby both front and rear are stained with oil and grease,thanks to the only cyclist who persists in bringing his bike into the flat,although he has refrained from chaining the cycle now to the stair railings.
You are welcome to see for yourselves the state the stairs are now in,worse than even before the redec.
The idea of allowing all garage owners to erect a store as is the case in the west block is fine if they do not park a car in front as this would start obstructing the access thoroughfare.
Would not the simplest solution be to cage the existing bike areas and give a combination lock for access,provide additional racks within etc.
I recall this being suggested a few years back at an AGM,I hope we do not have to wait a few more before this question is resolved as bikes hanging over the railings as is the case in the west block now and the infringing of the hanging of washing out on balconies and terraces is making the building more like a Pepys estate building everyday.
Rant over hope you find it constructive!”
A resident from 96 Rope Street has erected a metal box garden shed in the West Garage. It is 8ft x 4 ft. This works fine if you only have bikes or motor bikes, but only leaves room for a very small car. Looking in the internet, it appears that 4 ft. is about the minimum size that you will get a garden shed so a smaller shed is not an option.