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Tenants Vote For Housing Transfer

Monday, December 18, 2006 admin 0

Rochford District’s tenants have voted in favour of transferring the council housing stock over to a housing association. The result of the postal ballot of tenants was announced today by the Electoral Reform Ballot Services who conducted the vote. The details of the ballot result are as follows: Tenants voting […]

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UPVC Windows Refused on Appeal

Tuesday, November 7, 2006 admin 0

Councils and Housing Associations often work closely together . But we’ve just had an interesting case in Rochford where they’ve been opposing each other. Springboard Housing Association wanted to fit new UPVC window frames and doors to homes in Lever Lane. But Rochford District Council refused. The council said that […]

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Housing Transfer: The Offer Document Goes Out

Sunday, October 15, 2006 admin 0

The Official “Offer Document” from the District Council has just gone out to tenants. It’s a 68 page book dealing with the pros and cons of transferring the council’s housing stock to a housing association. It’s a complicated subject – too complicated to cover in a few paragraphs. But basically, […]

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What About the Dutch Cottage?

Tuesday, July 25, 2006 admin 0

At tonight’s District Council meeting, Chris Lumley asked a very good question about the proposed transfer of the council’s housing stock- What will happen to the Dutch Cottage on Crown Hill, Rayleigh?. The answer from the council officers wasn’t totally clear. The cottage is part of the council’s housing stock, […]

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Housing Transfer Booklet is Out

Tuesday, July 25, 2006 admin 0

The District Council is proceeding with its efforts to transfer its entire housing stock over to a housing association. It’s now produced a 16 page booklet called “The Pocket Guide to Housing Transfer- the 50 Most-Asked Questions”. The first question is “Why Change at All? Why not keep the things […]

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Important Meeting on Thursday!

Saturday, May 20, 2006 admin 1

The Development Control Committee will deal with 6 planning applications next Thursday 25th. That’s not a big number – but as some of them are quite controversial, it could be an interesting night. There are more than 100 pages of reports for councillors to read. Item 1 is an application […]

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Housing Transfer

Sunday, January 29, 2006 admin 0

The government is effectively forcing Rochford District Council – and other councils like us – to transfer our council housing stock over to a housing association. Some councillors are enthusiastic about it, others are more unwilling, but that’s the way things are going. However, it still has to be agreed […]