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Coffee Talk & New Member Introductions movement / Re: Lose The Bl**dy Tapatalk
« Last post by Georgie on January 09, 2018, 08:14:52 AM »
I think this problem has been reduced to much more than before.
Regenerating Swindon / Re: First Coate Now The Lawns
« Last post by Georgie on January 09, 2018, 08:11:48 AM »
Engaging and agreeing on what to fit. It will be good for everyone.
Rm 101. Misc. Odds and Ends / new day...
« Last post by Terry Reynolds on December 25, 2017, 10:42:57 AM »
Happy chrimbo to all the readers and to Geoff, take care and keep smiling....

Terry.. :clap:
The Mechanics Institute / Re: Mechanics Institute - Just what is going on??
« Last post by Karsten on December 17, 2017, 03:59:23 AM »
read the attached letter from the Crown's solicitors.

It clearly states that SBC have the Power of sale as they are now the sole charge holder and insist on keeping the charge.

I have been told SBC could easily take ownership but do not want the responsibility and prefer to let the building disintegrate further without an owner.
In my opinion it means SBC are an accomplice in the dereliction of the building.

The building is for sale and has been since 2014  .. SBC could take ownership or simply sell it to recover its charge.

The building could be bought from Salmon Burgess for £5000 + 900 + 2500++.  so about ~ £8-10k.. 
or from SBC for its last official valuation in 2000 (£1) if they wanted to.

No one is going to pay £400k which is the charge SBC have on it.

The bank with drew two £500,000 charges for the 2 mortgages Forefront had on the 2 plots and said it was to give the building a chance at a future.  (perhaps also to avoid questions about why the mortgages were given in first place)
SBC should follow suit.
Weren't the urgent repairs done by ScS described as "vandalism?   
Partial roof collapse and a fire, with EH refusing to pay the £250k grant as SBC hadn't consulted them about the unauthorised repairs.
PS Emailed Renard about his SA article and sent him the letter from Salmon Burgess.  So Renard is aware, so is the Heritage Minister.
I doubt they will any of them will acknowledge SBCs Power of Sale tho.
The Mechanics Institute / Re: Mechanics Institute - Just what is going on??
« Last post by Terry Reynolds on December 16, 2017, 12:44:30 PM »
Kirsten, I don't know if you read the council leaders weekly column in the adver this week, but he more or less washed his hands of the building, saying they don't own it and therefore are not responsible for any repairs required. Forward Swindon are full of ideas about regenerating the town and so is the lady from the new adver column about Swindon to, or whatever it is called, ask them....
The Mechanics Institute / Re: Mechanics Institute - Just what is going on??
« Last post by Karsten on December 12, 2017, 09:37:33 AM »
one update is that I have bid £1000 for the South side of the building  to SBC as they have Power of Sale due to their 240k charge on the property.
I attached the letter I got from the Crown's solictiors stating that they have Power of sale.

FYI South Part of MI is the 1890 extention ; that is the Reading Hall and old Council meeting halls, and is registered as one plot.  Its the bits with a roof in front of the Flying Tower.

I believe ForeFront ltd deroofed the North part to 'repair' the damage on the south roof done during the previous owners reign.
Probably sold the suplus tiles.

I need 10 stakeholders to help me petetion the Government  asking that SBC come up with a use for the building within 6 months or be forced to sell it at its valuation. 
Last official one was in 2000 and was £1. 
I think even an updated one would be same value.

Doubt it will come to anything.. SBC will probably ignore it. 
Mind you no harm in trying.

Who knows they might be glad to get rid of the liability.
In 6 months, I will start pestering EH to issue a Urgent Repairs notice.. to SBC as they have Power of Sale  and now have had a bid on the Southern part.

Rm 101. Misc. Odds and Ends / Re: Parish council...
« Last post by Terry Reynolds on August 17, 2017, 09:29:58 PM »
our street, like some others, during the day is mainly free of cars, there are some but not many that would cause the sweeper not to do a job, no this was just not done, that councillor was just covering his back, for not doing the job he's paid for and we the tax payers get fobbed off, utter disgrace.
I would ask about the precept payment that all Swindon residents are now paying for the non parish area, but I think I'm right in saying there isn't one, so someone is guilty of fraud, but if you ask, its matter closed, so wont ask.. :WTF:
The number of registered houses in Swindon, is now 94,374.  So that yearly payment of £25.45 by everybody is getting the council the sum of £2,401,818.30. Not bad for nothing , eh.... next election is in May....
Rm 101. Misc. Odds and Ends / Re: Parish council...
« Last post by Spunkymonkey on August 16, 2017, 08:47:42 PM »
I'm not defending the council (they are mostly a bunch of incompetent layabouts), but I wonder if on street parking could be part of the problem. If the council have one road sweeper and claim to sweep the road once per month, it is going to be a flying visit. If there are parked cars when they visit it won't get done. Just a thought.
Rm 101. Misc. Odds and Ends / Re: Parish council...
« Last post by Richard Symonds on August 14, 2017, 07:39:11 AM »
This is incredible, but have you written to the advertiser giving details of this story, I do not recall seeing one?

Which Borough Councillors are you referring to, and who is the Chairman of this Parish Council?
Hi Tig, the best way to start running is to join Swindon Shin Splints. They run every Saturday morning at 9am from the Richard Jefferies Museum. They are a friendly group and help people to run that have never run before
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