Bill Pearson's posts
Posted in: ELECTED SPOKESPERSON
Once again it's proved that housing associations can do just what they like and tenant participation & involvement has to be on their terms & not the tenants terms
Posted in: The Enemy within
We seem to be slowly but surely sliding back into the thirties as some one remaked in a national newspaper soon we will see hunger marches and hear the sound of jackboots as the new breed of blackshirts (blueshirts) take total control of the country.
Posted in: Tenant cashback
Over the 30 odd years I have been asocial housing tenant I have replaced skirting boards, architraves, doors including an outside door to an alleyway between the house and outbuilding for security and floorboards that should have been done by contactors when upgrading work was done. Plus pipe clips that were not fitted when the central heating was installed to name but a few. All his on a state pension.
Posted in: Something seriously wrong with recruitment
This has been going on for some time in our so called local housing association. Staff have left or taken redunancy to be replaced by staff from from elsewhere in the group so the promise made to the tenants of a local housing association run by local people has been broken.
By the same token how can a Housing association be registeredas an Industrial & Provident Society and be run as a private company without it's so called members having the same say as a real I P S voting members onto a management committee who then select the officers to run it.
Does charitable aims in the company blurb mean they are in fact a charity, or is it just words on paper with no real meaning. Under the Housing Confederation model rules tenants on the board of the company have no loyalty to the tenants who elected them only to the company and who or what is the company without tenants? Without tenants there would be no company.
Posted in: Should affordable housing be affordable?
If the cost of living was reduced by reducing the energy bills which are a major drain on income then people would be able to live within their means.
Posted in: Council Housing is not subsidised
A percentage of rent money in th past was paid to the treasury and then was paid back in grants so therefore was no a subsidy.so we the tenants were paying for for the improvements to to the properties.
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Posted in: HOUSING ASSOCIATION TENANT FAILURE
Our TMO has been excluded from it's role in tenant participation having had its recognition as a tenants group removed along with our management allowance also we were evicted from our office in the neigbourhood office.
This was the last in a long line of attacks on tenant involvement since transfer in 20006. From 2 EMB's and a TMO plus a tenants forum to area panels and the 2 TARA's have had their budgets reduced and the tenants forum was closed last week. All this has been done to make sure there is no opposition to the executives.
Posted in: IS Housing truly an incestious sector?
Not so much incestuous lop sided with the lack of good governence at the top end where the executives can do as they like with no one to regulate them as many of them have worked for the Housing corporation in the past and stiil have contacts among the civil servants who cover their backs. On the home front the boards are usually made up of tame tenants and hand picked Independents who have Teflon trousers that slide from seat to seat and board to board. Mind you it's not just the housing sector that is corrupt the same can be said of business and banking the whole structure of our society is riddled with the old it's not what you know, it's who you know and what university you attended.