Couple miss deliveries and can’t order takeaways because their house ‘doesn’t exist’

Couple miss deliveries and can’t order takeaways because their house ‘doesn’t exist’

Lynn and John Bellamy have had issues for years (Picture: SWNS)

A couple have been unable to order takeaways, always miss their deliveries and have even had tradesman do work on the wrong home because their flat ‘doesn’t exist’.

Lynn and John Bellamy live at flat number 20 – but when you walk along Kimpton Road, in Camberwell, south London, there is no flat between 19 and 21.

Instead, their home is 100m walk away, around the corner on Harvey Road.

It means postmen are always confused and ambulances can’t find the address for the flats which were built in 1995.

Lynn, a nurse, says she has contacted her local post office and even their MP to try and sort the situation by getting the council to put a map at the end of the road to guide people where to go.

But since moving into the flat In June 2022, they are still no closer to answers – and within weeks of living there, the couple noticed things were missing.

Their flat on Kimpton Road is difficult to find (Picture: SWNS)

The pair have had to flag down deliveries and ambulances (Picture: SWNS)

John has cancer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy, so any missed appointment letters could be life threatening, he says.

Paul, a retired tradesman, is forced to walk down their street onto the main road to wave down friends, family, Amazon deliveries, food deliveries, taxis and even ambulances.

Lynn, a grandma-of-three, said: ‘It’s the daily frustration with it. We called an ambulance again and they said they couldn’t find the address.

‘We have a communal garden and have waited for the gardeners since last year and I received a call from them saying “hope you like the garden we have done it” and in fact they just did someone else’s garden..

Lynn and Paul moved into their home after swapping flats with another person as they needed to have closer access to a hospital.

Their block has approximately six tenants – and many are frustrated like Lynn and Paul.

Paul is undergoing chemotherapy and is worried he’ll miss important letters (Picture: SWNS)

They even had work done – on a house that wasn’t theirs (Picture: SWNS)

Margret Henewe, 48, also lives in the flat and has also been having the same problems.

She also had the same issue as Lynn with a gardener, who completed work on a garden at Kimpton Court instead of Kimpton Road, after failing to find her home.

Margret added: ‘We don’t get letters and I don’t know where our letters are going. Some do arrive, however you do have to get the others online. I don’t get paper letters through my letter box. Most of my bills are online.’

Residents have continued to campaign for a sign to make people aware of where their building is.

One man in Sheffield was told his flat didn’t exist after he called 999 – and later discovered it was because the property never got planning permission to be converted from a dentist surgery.

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