31 October 2010

More Halloween housing horrors

A short and simple piece explaining Tory housing policy: http://www.labourlist.org/social-cleansing-gerrymandering---or-both

As housing benefit is cut, look who's benefiting from housing

The Mail on Sunday today exposes the pay and pension scandal of the man in charge of housing and regeneration in Tory H&F who has been advising the government on their housing policies: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1325261/Council-chief-quits-203k-job-health-grounds-50k-annual-pension--lands-260k-job--keeps-pension.html

22 October 2010

RIP Hammersmith & Fulham

So who voted to create a Tory fiefdom in central west London? It's goodbye to local democracy in H&F as the Tories merge council services in central west London.

Plans to create a 'super council' surely only require one 'super leader' as Mr Blobby takes another step towards world domination. So this is the new localism.

RIP H&F, hello to WKCH&F: Who xxxKxxx Cares about Hammersmith & Fulham!

PS and this is why: http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/the-staggers/2010/10/osborne-poor-labour-london

19 October 2010

Why doesn't the big society include social housing?

As big cuts are threatened in social housing, the question is why can't social housing residents collectively own their homes: http://ukregeneration.org.uk/2010/10/14/why-doesn%E2%80%99t-the-big-society-include-social-housing/

11 October 2010

Is this really what you want?

Tory H&F council is planning to replace Hammersmith Town Hall with a monstrosity development overshadowing the river.

Save Our Skyline is a new residents' group which has arranged a public meeting about the council’s plans on Wednesday 13th October. The meeting will start at 7.00pm and will take place at Rivercourt Methodist Church, King Street, Hammersmith, W6 9JT.

For more visit: http://www.saveourskyline.co.uk/

10 October 2010

In an emergency, call Rochdale...

H&F Tory council plans to relocate its out of hours service for emergency calls to Rochdale, where the council's call centre was moved three years ago.

The cabinet report describes the out of hours service as well respected by residents, but says it has to be relocated to Rochdale to save money. So next time you have a housing problem, need a social worker, have an environmental health issue or noisy neighbours, you know where to call.

Up go parking permits - only 20%!

Tory H&F council is planning to increase the cost of residents' parking permits by 20%. The decision to increase the annual charge from £99 to £119 will be taken at the next Tory cabinet meeting on 14 October.

hfconwatch must have missed this plan to put residents first in the Tories' manifesto at the recent council elections.

The cabinet report also forgets to mention that the council already makes £15 million profit a year from parking and penalty tickets. This profit will be topped up by increases in the cost of parking tickets and visitor permits in the borough. Tell your friends and family to go elsewhere.