Category Archives: Housing

The pleasant part of council work

Last night I was asked to present the awards at School Lane Estate’s gardening tournament for 2008. The residents set out to show what could be done in an estate of maisonettes and sheltered flats to make the environment more … Continue reading

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Council housing – why the row?

I often wonder whether Cllr. Steve Mama lives in the same universe as the rest of us. Being our last remaining Labour councillor must create some feelings of loneliness, I suppose. But his latest splurge in this week’s Kingston Informer … Continue reading

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‘Stock Transfer’ rides again

Remember this? From the large scale stock transfer attempt of 2004. The Labour, Lib Dem and Conservative leaders all of the same mind. And they were right too, but the ballot failed to support them. Four years and about £20m … Continue reading

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