From the Evening Advertiser Letters Page
CAN I please ask all Parks and Walcot tenants to attend a meeting on February 19 at 6.30pm in Goddard Park Primary School. I knew nothing of this meeting until a neighbour informed me. It is a meeting about the council handing its stock (our homes) over to a housing association. This means (no matter what the council says) that our rent could go up as much as £99 per week. I know this as my friend lives in Park North, literally a stones throw from my house, she has a three-bedroom terrace and so do I, she pays £99 a week, I pay £74. I have a leaflet that says the decision is ours and we can vote on this matter, so please attend the meeting and vote No. The meeting will be attended by DWA (the council’s independent advisors) and Mike Ash (SBC deputy director of housing). I for one will be voting against, so please join me, for if we all vote no then they can’t do it – can they?
CLARE BELL Park North Swindon
I attended the so called meeting at Goddard Primary School on Feb. 19th. at 6.30 pm only to be informed that no meeting had been arranged that evening.I spoke to the Caretaker and he assured me that no such meeting had been arranged.
Don’t know what happened there Stephen. The meeting took place and the representative of the Council and the so-called Independent Tenants’ Adviser were given a hard time. I’ll make sure you know of any other meetings.