Just a few words on the quality of 'representation' Swindon Housing Association Board Member (Tenant) Ruth Kiddle is giving to her fellow tenants:
These quotes from the Swindon Borough Council Facebook Page:
Has anyone read pages 28 & 30 of their Offer Document? page 28 talks about "Right to buy" as we do now with the council with the max discount being £30.000 but page 30 talks about "Right to Acqurie" with max discount being £11.000 - I thought the two things were the same with a different title. who understands it.
To clear the air, Yes I am a tenant at Toothill & yes I am on the Shadow Board till early January 2012, then the board may disband or become a Full Board.
So Ruth finally admits to being on the Swindon Housing Association board....
...before publishing this little gem:
Kiddle Ruth posted in Swindon Housing
Hey, Just had a thought - IF we go to ballot & IF we get a yes vote to transfer, Will the no votes be so against the HA that they move to another Council area??
So, the un-elected and unaccountable tenants 'representative' shows exactly how 'inclusive', 'fair', 'impartial' and unbiased she is. Single-handedly striving for community cohesion ? or, as seems more likely to me, she's picked what she hopes is the winning side and has started disparaging anyone who doesn't agree with hers, and the Conservatives 'preferred option'.....
...and it was no surprise to see a familiar troll lurch into view there yesterday so, yes Oliver, I read your 'barb' on the facebook page and I treated it with every ounce of respect it deserved and metaphorically polished a chocolate starfish with it
The tenants know Ollie D is a Conservative Cllr's boyfriend, so I look forward to watching him do his very best to unintentionally bugger Russell's VOTE YES TO TRANSFER campaign up completely
I was a tenant who voted YES to transferring housing stock to a housing association in the UK's first large scale voluntary transfer. After the council established Housing Association was inevitably swallowed by Sovereign Housing I exercised my right to buy just so I could get out from under them as a landlord.
Of course, if tenants do vote to transfer to the Swindon Housing Association, (my God, imagine having people with attitudes like Ruth Kiddle and Andy Harrison on the board making decisions which affected you), The Right to Buy vanishes, to be replaced by something called 'The Right To Acquire'.
I'll let members read up about the differences between the 'Right To Buy' and 'Right To Acquire', but does anyone intuitively think the change will benefit tenants?