Blog entered 31 August 2014.


There is an online Scam going around concerning the company who use the above logo and reference “Miracle Fat Burner …in a Bottle”

The Company is presently still to be found on Facebook and Twitter and I expect other sites as well.

They will offer you a “Risk Free Trial” Bottle of Garcinium for the cost of postage to get your account details. They will then take the postage cost from your account but later remove a greater amount using the same account details.

If you have ordered a trial Bottle and the postage has shown in your account instruct your Bank NOT to make any further payments to Garcinium, and report the matter.

The Company operates as Garcinium, POSTBUS 131 404DC KESTEREN, NETHERLANDS. Their email address is

I will update this Blog if more information becomes available from research or from the public.




Blog entered 25 August 2014


A weekly feature which will consider the picture Cornwall Homechoice applicants come across when trying to view the property they are considering bidding on.

Since posting the first (2) awards I have now added a 3rd award in response to a growing contempt towards bidders.
According to Cornwall Council it is the Landlord who is responsible for adding the picture to the advertisement.

Because the advertisement is on Cornwall Council’s website the ‘Willful Deception Award’ is therefore awarded to both the Council, for abdicating it’s responsibility to the public, and it’s worst 3 housing partners for that week.

In most cases the picture will be willfuly misleading because the Council/partners would have been aware of the problem previously.

Week (8) : 23/08/2014 to 27/08/2014.

1st place ‘Willful Deception Award’ goes to CORNWALL COUNCIL & DEVON & CORNWALL HOUSING (DCH), for using the “No Photo Available” image for 4 properties. CC & DCH came 2nd last week.

DCH is another one of those rich housing charities which consistently cannot be bothered.

2nd place ‘Willful Deception Award’ goes to CORNWALL COUNCIL & COASTLINE HOUSING for using the “Energy Performance Certificate” images for 3 properties. (Different values).

3rd place ‘Willful Deception Award’. There is no 3rd place this week. An improvement.

A special mention for the image used by COASTLINE HOUSING, above, which lacks flair for showing too much flare.

The serious side to this on-going problem is that when I have gathered enough evidence I will lodge a formal written complaint with Devon & Cornwall Constabulary.

But won’t D&CC just protect Cornwall Council and the Landlords I hear you say ? absolutely, but what D&CC won’t do is claim it never received it.

(Update 25/07/14 : A Manager representing Cornwall Council has since confirmed in writing that Cornwall Council will not accept any responsibility for misleading or “willfuly misleading” photographs or information which appear on the Council’s website with regard to Cornwall Homechoice).

Footnote : Although I appreciate Landlords may not want the public to know a property belonging to them is empty, and therefore do not want the property to be identified, this is the system the Council introduced and which the Landlords agreed to follow. While it remains in use the Council and the Landlords should adhere to it.

I am also aware of some properties which the Council and the Landlord did not want identified because the properties were ‘ringfenced’, and which involved the Council and the Landlord in all sorts of unlawful practises.

#SanctuaryHousing. THE DIRTY DOZEN.


Blog entered 5 May 2014


(1) Sanctuary is an “exempt” not-for-profit registered Charity.

(2) Sanctuary’s Chief Executive Officer David Bennett presently earns £310,000.00 a year. Twice as much as the Prime Minister.

(3) Sanctuary is the largest provider of social housing in the country and presently owns in excess of 95,000 properties.

(4) Sanctuary has a multi million pound turnover and recorded a profit of £72 million for year 2012 – 2013.

(5) Sanctuary has some 11,000 properties in Cornwall but no office.

(6) Sanctuary had an office in Truro but closed it when it began to grow bigger and greedier.

(7) Sanctuary’s workers in Cornwall are based mostly in Devon.

(8) Sanctuary prefer tenants who claim benefits because they are easier to cheat and abuse.

(9) Sanctuary frequently resorts to corruption and criminality to get it’s way.

(10) Sanctuary has strong links with Government and is considered by some to be above the law.

(11) Sanctuary is a housing partner with Cornwall Council and together they collude and protect one another.

(12) Sanctuary prefers to acquire more properties rather than spend funds repairing and maintaining existing properties.



Blog entered 5 May 2014


                     “FIRST REVIEW”

Question : When is a Cornwall Homechoice “First Review” Welfare Priority Assessment not a “First Review” ?

Answer : When the Local Government Ombudsman decides to engage in willful blindness to protect Cornwall Council before the public interest.

A “First Review” is Cornwall Council Policy 23.7 and the Council broke this Policy on 16 October 2012, which amounts to maladministration.

Thanks to the LGO we may never know how many other members of the public have also been willfuly abused and cheated by Cornwall Council.

The Law gives the LGO absolute discretion to investigate maladministration but more often the LGO will protect incompetent and corrupt Councils.

Quotation : the Local Government Ombudsman “Operate the most perverse and publicly criticised system of administrative justice in the world”, unquote.