SPECIAL MAYDAY 2013 UPDATE TO PREVIOUS BLOGS.
Top left picture taken on 15th September 2009 shows a Sanctuary gardner cutting some foliage off an un-permitted garden responsible for months of anti-social behaviour during that year. What the gardner failed to do was remove the foliage and branches growing up through the rotary drier lines.
Top right picture taken on 22nd September 2009 shows the Area Manager Janet Swales and a Service Delivery Officer investigating the un-permitted garden as part of my stage 2 complaint. The cut foliage on the flag stones top right were left from 15th September 2009. Although Swales observed the same foliage and branches growing up through the rotary drier lines Swales chose not to have the foliage and branches removed until a number of weeks later. This because the tenants had to first be conned and robbed via the ‘Deed of Deception’ questionarre which Swales and Michael Howarth introduced. My stage 2 complaint was eventually closed by Sanctuary Director Simon Clark some 800 days later unresolved and against my wishes because the TPAS Mediation Scam to protect Sanctuary failed in 2010.
Bottom left picture shows the wooden shed. Note the hedge at the rear of the shed and trunking going up the wall. .
Bottom right picture shows the lumps of cement on the roof above my front door which have fallen off the sides of the main roof tiles above to leave exposed gaps. I reported this to Sanctuary over a year and a half ago and a contractor did visit late last year. Nothing has since happened.
A Special May Day 2013 Update to previous Trophy Award Blogs.
The recent shrub bed issue remains unresolved and the shrub bed still looks like a landfill site. The only visual change is the piece of drying frame now has a lampshade. The shrub bed continues not to be maintained in accordance with Sanctuary’s Ground Maintenance Specification and Sanctuary therefore continues to steal money from the tenants and it’s housing partner Cornwall Council by way of the weekly Service Charge.
(The top left picture shows the very same shrub bed in 2009 and the cause of months of anti-social behaviour. From the time Sanctuary knew via complaints to the time it was levelled some 200 days had passed).
With regard to tenants and Cornwall Council being robbed of £3,000,00 in 2009 by Sanctuary’s criminality, which has continued, Cornwall Council has shown no interest in investigating it’s housing partner.
With regard to me banking the weekly Service Charge and Rent this continues and the account presently contains approximately £340.00. I am willing and able to pay the amounts held back as soon as Sanctuary upholds my rights and complies to conditions outlined in my weekly emails to Sanctuary’s Directors Clark and Crawley and CEO David Bennett.
The Doorbell issue remains unresolved as there are still a number of flats without doorbells. Directors Clark and Crawley and CEO Bennett have been kept aware of the issue every week since 5th November 2012. Sanctuary’s view, conveyed by Directors Clark and Keeley, is that Sanctuary is not responsible for providing doorbells. This is groundless and somewhat tight-assed from a Charity with a multi-million pound turnover. The properties had doorbells when the tenants moved in and Sanctuary is responsible for the contractor who removed the doorbells and failed to return them.
My offer to buy replacement doorbells if Sanctuary will agree to install them remains open and unanswered. I have reminded Sanctuary that quite a few of the tenants are vulnerable and that it would be grossly negligent of Sanctuary to encourage tenants to attempt to wire up replacement doorbell themselves.
The Wooden Shed issue remains ongoing and Sanctuary has recently stated it will not be applying for retrospective planning permission to enable tenants to democratically decide if this hazard and eyesore should remain. Although it’s housing partner Cornwall Council did not insist retrospective planning permission should be obtained, the combustible shed still remains without a safe and appropriate Fire Risk Assessment Report in the public interest.
The Official Report, conducted by a Fire Officer for Cornwall Council, was undertaken some 6 months after the shed was first reported. The assessment took less than 3 minutes to conduct and the Fire Officer failed to declare a combustible hedge backed onto the shed and trunking with cables ran up the wall near to the hedge. Although the Local Government Ombudsman, Cornwall Council and it’s housing partner Sanctuary are aware the Report is flawed and unsafe the Report remains, but not in the public interest.
The falling concrete/cement mix falling off the ends of the main roof tiles remains unresolved. I reported this to Sanctuary over a year and a half ago and did the blog last year in response to Sanctuary’s failure to do anything about it. A Contractor approached me late last year regarding moss growing on the roof and I was truly amazed Sanctuary had atleast grasped the problem related to the roof, but had nothing to do with moss.
This problem is happening to some if not all of the 1st floor flats. The contractor said he would return last year and I am still waiting. The gaps beneath the main roof tiles are still exposed to the elements.
The crack in the wall which alarmed the kitchen fitters on 14th February 2013 remains unresolved. The deep crack, running from ceiling to floor, was discovered when the fitters were preparing the kitchen next door for a replacement kitchen. So concerned was the foreman that it was suggested Sanctuary should be contacted for advice. Within hours it was covered-up and Sanctuary now considers the matter ‘confidential’ and will not disclose who was qualified enough on site to ‘assure’ Sanctuary the crack was safe. Also suggested that day by one of the workman was that Sanctuary ‘wouldn’t want to spend money’ which I still find very revealing and possibly the answer to everything.
With regard to the ‘Director of Sanctuary’ who stated I was “dangerous” in a complaint to Devon & Cornwall Police last year I still do not know who the ‘Director of Sanctuary’ is despite investigation by Sanctuary. I have withdrawn from Sanctuary’s Complaints procedure due to a dishonest attempt to fragment a statement to protect the ‘Director’ and because Directors of Sanctuary would themselves have had an opportunity to protect themselves in the proceeding stages if one of them made the false and malicious statement.
With regard to the excessive noise made by contractors this remains unresolved. Sanctuary refused to pay compensation on the grounds the work was “essential”. Because the tenants were offered a choice in having this work done the work was therefore not in fact “essential”. I have reminded Sanctuary I had a lawful right to live in my home in peace and that Sanctuary had a duty of care not to subject me to excessive and prolonged noise nuisance if it could have been avoided. Had the workmen not used excessively loud and powerful tools the level of noise nuisance would have been reduced and the problem would have been avoided.
The IPCC is still investigating three Devon & Cornwall Police Officers over my wrongful arrest and I still hope to see Oonah Lacey in Court for her key roll in the TPAS Mediation Scam of 2010 to protect the criminality of TPAS Accredited Sanctuary Housing in 2009 and beyond.