Councillor Andrew Mitchell, are Cornwall Housing Homechoice Applicants being unlawfully shafted again ?

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Blog posted 18 December 2017.

For a number of years now I have sent Sanctuary Housing Group Board Members an updated weekly email of my concerns, and in the public interest, and have over that time been threatened with legal action more times than I care to remember.

In 2012 I was unlawfully arrested by Devon & Cornwall Police to protect criminality by Sanctuary Housing and it’s corrupt housing partner Cornwall Council and 4 bent police officers were subsequently reprimanded only by the IPCC.

In 2015 I was again unlawfully arrested by Devon & Cornwall Police to cover-up criminal abuse to the mentally ill and the vulnerable by Cornwall Council and the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

The following is part of today’s email entry to Sanctuary Group Board Members CEO David Bennett CBE, Group Director Simon Clark, and secretaries.

I quote:

“18 December 2017, I today also repeat the 1 Bed 1st Floor Flat at Timber Close, Homechoice Ref: 27363, advertised between 31 August to 04 September 2017, and which I allege was unlawfully ring-fenced and deceived Homechoice applicants/bidders has still not yet been declared in “Recent Lets” on Cornwall Council’s website. Of all the properties advertised between 31 August  to 04 September only 20 have been declared as being let which is of course a false and misleading account of the number of properties which were actually let. I acknowledge a further 8 properties have been added since last week making 20 altogether. I am reminded that your housing partner “Cornwall Council is committed to open and transparent government.” Really.

18 December 2017, Xmas Special, I today also report a 1 Bed 1st Floor Flat at Timber Close, Homechoice Ref: 28365, is currently being advertised with a Closing date of 18/12/2017.

Because there are only 16 Flats at Timber Close owned by Sanctuary Housing, I believe this Flat is the same 1st Floor Flat advertised between 31 August to 04 September 2017, Homechoice Ref: 27363, which has still yet to be up-dated on Cornwall Council’s website for “Recent Lets” and in the public interest. One can only assume Flat: 27363 has remained empty since September despite some activity.

I believe this 1st Floor Flat is used for short and temporary lets for Cornwall Council’s “Certain Types”, meaning Homechoice bidders are being unlawfully deceived into bidding for a Flat that has already been covertly ring-fenced and allocated.

The advertised rent for Flat Ref: 28365 is £89.36 per week which is an increase of £5.48 more a week than for Flat Ref: 27363, and £23.94 more a week than the rent for my 1st Floor Flat next door. A bizarre increase considering the Rent and Eligible Service Charge for all the Timber Close Flats for the 2017 – 2018 period began after consultation on 03 July 2017.

So what makes this empty Homechoice 1st Floor Flat worth £95.76 more a month than my 1st Floor Flat?

I believe the answer lies with the Flat being furnished and equipped, which would preclude most Homechoice bidders, and the increase of £5.48 a week since September is for some additional service/s.

That Sanctuary Housing and Cornwall Council are continuing to break the law by covertly ring-fencing Homechoice properties and deceive Homechoice bidders.

Some of you may feel it is nice that Sanctuary Housing and Cornwall Council are helping individual cases but I would only say that it should never be at the expense of breaking the law or deceiving others.

Unfortunately, Cornwall Council’s corrupt bought and paid for Devon & Cornwall Police Force is unlikely to investigate this lawlessness or protect the public interest.

Perhaps Cornwall Councillor Andrew Mitchell – Portfolio holder for Housing, Social Housing, Homelessness and Welfare Reform, will enlighten us so I will ask him.

Hopefully, he will be more helpful than the previous housing portfolio holder Lib Dem Councillor Joyce Mitchell Duffin, who when presented with a similar problem involving the Council and Sanctuary Housing became willfuly deaf, dumb and blind.”

Up-date April 2018 : Unfortunately Councillor Andrew Mitchell has not responded and must also be willfuly deaf, dumb and blind like Councillor Joyce Mitchell Duffin.

Perhaps they should read and memorize the following :

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Sanctuary Housing & Cornwall Council’s Dirty Little Secrets. (10)

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Blog posted 11 December 2017, Week (10)

For a number of years now I have sent Sanctuary Housing Group Board Members an updated weekly email of my concerns, and in the public interest, and have over that time been threatened numerous times with legal action and on one occasion I was even arrested by Devon & Cornwall Police to protect criminality by Sanctuary Housing and it’s Cornish housing partner Cornwall Council.

4 bent police officers were subsequently reprimanded only by the IPCC.

The following is a new venture for me and which will be updated every week with the email entry sent to Group Board Members CEO David Bennett CBE, Group Director Simon Clark, and secretaries.

I quote:

“11 December 2017, I today report a grounds maintenance member visited Timber Close early afternoon on Friday 08 December. Only site litter was removed and the bin store was tidied but again not cleaned adequately enough to deter vermin as long term bits of food remained after the grounds maintenance member had left the scheme. Hardly rocket science is it. The large dumped bed mattress referred to previously remains in the bin store for the landlord to profiteer from. The broken up cheaply made wardrobe reported last week remains in the store. Another wooden unit has been dumped in the store since last Friday.The blog about the damaged rotary drier will remain on the internet because it took Sanctuary some 15 months to repair it. I still wish to know the cost of removing the dumped items between 01 to 03 March 2017. The removed gate post reported months ago on the Grove Road side still remains to be replaced or repaired. With no gate children and dogs have been seen within the flats communal area.

11 December 2017, I today also repeat again that a woman from Sanctuary visited the Timber Close flats communal area on Friday 06 October and whilst the gardener was going about his business. Like the blonde woman from Sanctuary who visited on 13 March 2017, both made notes and both inspected the black hole of Cornwall bin store during their somewhat pointless visits. Photographs were taken by me for future reference. So just how many times has the bin store black hole been properly cleaned and swept since 13 March to date ?, only 3 times in over 30 visits. The weekly charge for each visit to the scheme is approximately £100 so collectively the total to paying tenants and Cornish tax payers is over £3,000+.  According to Sanctuary boss Richard Keeley and his corrupt management at Exeter, the bin store is cleaned “every week” as is also required by the Grounds Maintenance Specification (GMS).The only reason Cornwall Council cannot prosecute Sanctuary Housing for continually defrauding paying tenants and tax payers is because of a history of collusion. Specifically, Sanctuary unlawfully ring- fencing Cornwall Homechoice properties for the Council’s “certain types” and deceiving Homechoice bidders. It is perhaps hardly surprising no Cornish MP or Councillor has ever accepted my invitation to visit the Timber Close communal fraud area. The most recent decline being from Gover Ward Councillor Sandra Heyward, who only lives up the road. I asked her again the other week but she still only has time to be a self serving representative of the Council rather than stop fraud against tenants and tax payers in our area.

11 December 2017, I today also report the 1 Bed Flat at Timber Close, Homechoice Ref: 27363, advertised between 31 August to 04 September 2017, and which I allege was unlawfully ring-fenced and deceived Homechoice applicants/bidders has still not yet been declared in “Recent Lets” on Cornwall Council’s website. Of all the properties advertised between 31 August  to 04 September only 12 have been declared as being let which is of course a false and misleading account of the number of properties which were actually let. I am reminded that your housing partner “Cornwall Council is committed to open and transparent government.” But not in reality.” unquote.

Sanctuary Housing & Cornwall Council’s Dirty Little Secrets. (9)

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Blog posted 04 December 2017, Week (9)

For a number of years now I have sent Sanctuary Housing Group Board Members an updated weekly email of my concerns, and in the public interest, and have over that time been threatened numerous times with legal action and on one occasion I was even arrested by Devon & Cornwall Police to protect criminality by Sanctuary Housing and it’s Cornish housing partner Cornwall Council.

Four bent police officers were subsequently reprimanded only by the IPCC.

The following is a new venture for me and which will be updated every week with the email entry sent to Group Board Members CEO David Bennett CBE, Group Director Simon Clark, and secretaries.

I quote:

“04 December 2017, I today report the usual grounds maintenance member visited Timber Close late morning on Friday 1st December. Site litter was removed and some grass was cut. The bin store was tidied but again not cleaned adequately enough to deter vermin as long term bits of food remained after the grounds maintenance member had left the scheme. Hardly rocket science is it. The large dumped bed mattress referred to previously remains in the bin store for the landlord to profiteer from. The broken up cheaply made wardrobe reported last week remains in the store. Another wooden unit has been dumped in the store since last Friday.The blog about the damaged rotary drier will remain on the internet because it took Sanctuary some 15 months to repair it. I still wish to know the cost of removing the dumped items between 01 to 03 March 2017. The removed gate post reported months ago on the Grove Road side still remains to be replaced or repaired. With no gate children and dogs have been seen within the flats communal area.

04 December 2017, I today also repeat again that a woman from Sanctuary visited the Timber Close flats communal area on Friday 06 October and whilst the gardener was going about his business. Like the blonde woman from Sanctuary who visited on 13 March 2017, both made notes and both inspected the black hole of Cornwall bin store during their somewhat pointless visits. Photographs were taken by me for future reference. So just how many times has the bin store black hole been properly cleaned and swept since 13 March to date ?, only 3 times in over 30 visits. The weekly charge for each visit to the scheme is approximately £100 so collectively the total to paying tenants and Cornish tax payers is over £3,000+.  According to Sanctuary boss Richard Keeley and his corrupt management at Exeter, the bin store is cleaned “every week” as is also required by the Grounds Maintenance Specification (GMS).The only reason Cornwall Council cannot prosecute Sanctuary Housing for continually defrauding paying tenants and tax payers is because of a history of collusion. Specifically, Sanctuary unlawfully ring- fencing Cornwall Homechoice properties for the Council’s “certain types” and deceiving Homechoice bidders. It is perhaps hardly surprising no Cornish MP or Councillor has ever accepted my invitation to visit the Timber Close communal fraud area. The most recent decline being from Gover Ward Councillor Sandra Heyward, who only lives up the road. I asked her again the other week but she still only has time to be a self serving representative of the Council rather than stop fraud against tenants and tax payers in our area.”, unquote.