Pictured is David J. Bennett CBE, CEO of the Charity Sanctuary Housing Association.
Blog entered 05 June 2015.
DAVID J. BENNETT CBE, FCA, CCMI, GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE.
David has been the Group Chief Executive of the ‘Not For Profit’ Charity since 1992, and which is now the UKs largest social housing provider with close to 100,000 properties.
It is reported David is paid £314,000 a year by the Charity and the photo below shows his detached farmhouse in rural Hertfordshire which was bought for £295,000 in 2003.
It was announced in December 2014 that David would receive a CBE in the New Year Honours 2015 for his services to social housing.
The following will give my reasons why I think CEO David Bennett should be stripped of his CBE, sacked by the Charity, and arrested for his criminal activities.
The month before the announcement of his CBE, a young 30 year old woman called Carla Greet died in a flat belonging to the Charity in Timber Close, St Austell, Cornwall.
Ms Greet died on 2nd November 2014, and her death was drug related according to the recent inquest at Truro Coroner’s Court. Ms Greet was not a tenant and was described as ‘sofa-surfing’ and with no fixed address.
A Black Ambulance arrives for the body.
The reason why I believe Ms Greet should not have died in the flat is because of a weekly email sent to CEO David Bennett, Managing Director Simon Clark, and then Group Board Member Judge Rosemary Crawley, on 21 April 2014, and every week thereafter, advising them it was only a matter of time before someone will die in one of the flats due to drink or drugs.
That having created a covert anti-social toxic waste dump by unlawfully ‘ringfencing’ properties for it’s no less corrupt housing partner Cornwall Council, CEO David Bennett, Simon Clark and Rosemary Crawley, and others, neglected to stop or prevent this anti-social community spiralling out of control until shortly after the death of Ms Greet almost 8 months later.
That during 2014 the police virtually took over the management of the scheme as the Charity and Cornwall Council sought only to distance themselves from the toxic mess they had jointly created.
Within days of Ms Greet’s death the Charity invoked a ‘Notice to Quit’ on the tenant of the 2012 ‘ringfenced’ flat which had become a drinking den, and a period of ‘Detoxification’ by the Charity and the Council began. The flat then remained empty for 6 months despite a housing waiting list of nearly 30,000, “and only a small number of vacancies each week”, unquote, according to Cornwall Council, and a new tenant moved in on 29 May 2015.
The ‘Notice To Quit’ the property by 2nd December 2014.
More recently, a ‘ringfenced’ flat which had been kept empty for 6 months in 2008 – 2009, in order for it to accommodate a vulnerable adult which should never have been dumped in the flat for his own safety and wellbeing, was visited by the police in a riot van and the property was cleared of a number of inhabitants and the flat was made secure.
The Riot van and a police car on 21 May 2015.
It was this flat where Ms Greet died though she had been staying at the ‘drinking den’.
The emptied and secured flat on 21 May 2015.
I have estimated the loss of revenue to the Charity in willfuly keeping it’s Homechoice properties empty for too long amounts to approximately £7,500, just within Timber Close. I would imagine many hundreds of Homechoice bidders have been willfuly deceived by Cornwall Council, in them bidding on Homechoice properties that were already allocated.
As if the above was not enough reason to strip CEO David Bennett of his CBE, sack him and have him arrested, there is more.
In 2009 the Charity withdrew weekly grounds maintenance for many months despite being paid a weekly service charge to maintain the grounds. The Charity then resorted to criminality to cover-up this fraud and neglect. This was the beginning of a Service Charge swindle which was to continue for a number of years.
The neglected flats communal area in 2009. Overgrown and neglected bushes and hedgerows, rotary driers without lines, growth between flagstones and weeds all around. Before the end of that year all 6 rotary driers had to be replaced.
I lodged a number of official complaints and the Charity eventually refused to proceed the complaints internally and insisted on external mediation only. This was funded by the Charity at considerable expense and with CEO David Bennett’s approval.
The TPAS Mediation Report which resulted from an informal chat in a cafe.
The mediation process by TPAS for the Charity proved to be a Scam to bury the complaints and I was sent to Coventry, so to speak, by all involved. Even Simon Clark later confessed mediation was a mistake.
Simon Clark, Managing Director, who increased the Scam award of £225.00 to £300.00 in the hope it would legitimize the Scam if I accepted. I declined the offer.
Since then I have continued to call the Charity to account and in 2012 I was arrested for my internet blogs. The blogs being my only defence against extreme provocation, namely the mediation Scam.
For attempting to unfairly protect the complainant, the Charity, and I believe Cornwall Council, 2 Sergeants and 2 PCs with Devon & Cornwall Constabulary were each punished with Management Action only following investigation by the IPCC. Despite there being more serious allegations and evidence the IPCC engaged only in willful blindness in not investigating that evidence.
Since then CEO David Bennett has willfuly wasted more Charity funds paying it’s expensive lawyers Wragge & Co to threaten me with legal action. The most recent being an attempt earlier this year when Wragge & Co threatened to sue the Holding Company where a blog of mine was stored. A deliberate attempt by the Charity and it’s legal representative to suppress Free Speech via the back door by not directly threatening the author of the blog – myself.
I don’t believe anyone would disagree that CEO Bennett has abdicated his responsibility to the charity and it’s tenants, has engaged in unlawful activities including fraud and deception and has protected and rewarded employees for dishonesty and corruption to it’s tenants.