RESIDENTS asked to put up posters with advice on coronavirus in blocks of flats and on community notice boards have raised concerns some areas would be missed.

The issue was raised by community’ representatives from council estates and flats in Brighton as not every area has a residents’ association to carry out the work.

At a housing panel meeting on Wednesday, where tenants and leaseholders discuss housing issues with councillors and officers, posters with information from Public Health England were passed around with extra copies made available for notice boards.

David Spafford from Ardingly Court in Ardingly Street, Brighton, pointed out the associations do not cover all the estates and suggested the council’s estates services teams that clean and monitor the block put up the posters.

He said: “This is an emergency, it is not a normal notice. I think estate services should do it. We have a responsibility to our tenants and get them up straight away rather than doing it piecemeal. It should take priority over other things.”

Hanover representative Jane Thorp agreed areas could be left out if they did not have a formal organisation going to housing panels which are meeting across the city this week.

She said: “It ignores the fact a lot of estates do not have site reps. It’s pointless, we either do it properly or we don’t. It is a public health emergency.”

Panel chairwoman Green councillor Siriol Hugh-Jones asked if there were issues in other areas of the city, but was told this has not been raised.

Ododo Dafe said she could not guarantee getting notices on all the council blocks, but would ask staff to check the blocks over the next week and put up posters if they are not there.

She said: “It is a case of all hands on deck.

“Everyone is advised to contact 111 if there are any issues and abide by the good hygiene practice.”