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Arms Length or Stock Transfer? The future for Council Ho


Cllr Paul Kenny
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Aren't these the same options that were put to Resident Associations et al when the debate about housing stock first took place?

If I remember correctly, the option of the council assuming control again was on the cards then.

The present situation and the return to the council were thought to be the better options as it kept it in house.

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Agree with the majority of Obs comments. However, Right to Buy will not go - it has been very popular with tenants who aspire to home ownership (at a healthy reduced market rate).

 

Council's should be given the legal power to build new council homes. The 'so called 4th option'. It is clear that the options pursued to date have simply not worked.

 

With thousands on the housing waiting list with little or no chance of securing a tenancy government must act now.

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There was, in the past, huge pressure by this Government to sell off all the housing stock, and the LibCons and tories were gagging to do it, thus getting a quick buck, quick fix. :roll: But as we've seen, this was myopic, as the wheel has turned full circle and we now have a housing crisis. :o The problem then, as now; was that an in house option isn't viable, unless central Government commits to sustaining it financially, or empowers Council to borrow on the open market to fund social housing provision. :confused:

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Originally posted by Cllr Paul Kenny:

BazJ - I now understand (from council officers)that the Cromwell Ave/Calder Rd junction is provisionally timetabled for switch-on on 7th February.

 

The delay has been caused by Christmas traffic flows (officers thought it unwise to commission during this period), and arranging the go-live date with external engineers & suppliers.

Its now the 12th and still no lights..... just shows you that even councillors can get things wrong :D:D:D:D

 

Good job those responsible don't do the Christmas lights in town or it would be bloody May before Our Kerry could switch them on!

 

[ 12.02.2008, 22:52: Message edited by: BazJ ]

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Clearly there is only one (tried and tested) option; providing central Government subsidises low rent accomodation (which they do for MPs!); and allows Council's to borrow on the strength of their existing assets in order to embark on new build programmes; and that is to return to "in house" Council control. :o It's not just about housing, it allows other social services to be delivered holistically by having a joined up service provider. :confused:

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