Woman clears condensation from window to discover it’s actually ice

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A COUNCIL house tenant was shocked to find the big freeze had spread to the inside of her house.

Anita Coulson, 38, who lives in Westfield Road, Bletchley, woke up to find the inside of her windows had frozen,

She was greeted with the scene in the week before Christmas, when temperatures dropped as low as minus 11.

Anita said: “I walked downstairs and thought it felt really cold and then saw the window. I was convinced it was condensation until I went to wipe it away and the net curtain was stuck to it.”

So Anita contacted the council who said that they would deal with her situation as soon as possible, a promise that has been upheld by cabinet member for housing, councillor Chris Williams.

He said: “We are looking to deal with the most severe of cases to begin with and then we will move on to everyone else.

“The elderly and those most susceptible to the cold weather are our priority and we will be looking to help them in any way we can.”

However, this is not a new problem for Anita who says she has dealt with the problem for a number of years as her windows are metal framed and single glazed.

She said: “It’s a little like banging your head against a brick wall sometimes. I have lived here for seven years and over time you learn to deal with it but this was something else.

“You expect a bit of frost on the windows but not inside the house. I have never, ever seen anything like that in my life.”

And Anita was concerned for the older generation who may be suffering the same problems.

She added: “I am relatively young so I am better equipped to deal with these conditions but what about the elderly?

“It is disgusting to think that they could be in the same situation as me as they may not be able to cope as well with it.”