hhrca wrote:I do doubt you Peter & Southwark Labour.
National Labour is something I have more respect for - although I do wonder why Ed and Ed et had to advertise Lend Lease the other day, and why the Labour Party could not have advertised itself on TV and in the media by getting some £10 hard hats printed and the jackets. Instead, you all advertise what many - justified or not - take to be a rather greedy, secretive and dodgy bunch.
25/30 Years? Is it 25 or 30?
I think you know that we need 1000+ homes right now just for the homeless households, and the remainder of the 5000+ households in greater need over the 9,000+ others.
What a future Labour Southwark administration can deliver is constrained, as you well know, by whoever holds the purse strings at MOL, Government or wherever. Which is why Southwark Labour should not have made a "commitment" to 11,000 homes over 25 or 30 years. Many of us may not even be alive then anyway to congratulate you.
It's just made up. Clutching at straws. Some of the other achievements being twittered are fair enough, others are not.
You are receiving justified complaints because of the appalling handling of regeneration, planning and housing. And the arrogant defensive responses of those responsible."Commitments" and "promises" are words that mean next to nothing now: you forget about the voluntary introduction of the Economic Duty for example! I don't.
And the commitment Southwark Labour makes must be relative to Southwark being one of the biggest landlords in the Country: we would not expect the Isles of Scilly to build more than Southwark.
Lots of suggestions have been made over many years about sites for housing and approaches to housing - ask the Officers to check their correspondence! I except they will have "lost" it.
Here's a snippet I am putting into a FTT/LVT defence today for one of our leaseholders:
"Merging London County Councils stock with the Councilís in 1980 increased the councilís stock by a third, to 62,000 units."
62,000 units! Now we have a terrible crisis that has been made worse locally by Southwark's approach to it's own assets and land.
It's not so much that Cabinet et al did nothing, it also about how Cabinet et al did what it did since 2010, and what Cabinet is already planning to do going forward. E.g. in Planning Policy.
I expect that political opponents to Southwark Labour will make it hard for you to keep your commitment. Boris has just double time from 10 to 20 years - how does that now affect delivery of the 11,000?
And I am fully aware that Council rents have more than doubled in a decade, while non decent rates have remained high, and that the pledge to keep rent rises in line with inflation for the next four years is another commitment that depends on who wins in 2015. And our rents will rise and rise towards market.
By outcome, we all know Cabinet better now. And we know after four years that change needs to happen sooner or later. Change either within Labour itself or by Southwark Labour being booted out in May 14 or May 18 or whatever.
Edit: and I would add in a grumpy mood as I spend my time helping bullied leaseholders of the Council...
that Southwark Labour's leadership have also distinguished themselves by the friends and supporters that have been lost, and the friends and supporters that they've made over the last 4 years.
boroughonian wrote:"make regeneration work for the people of the borough"
Well that's a fail straight away.
PeterJohn wrote:i would not say that that is ranting.Jerry - your ranting reply says it all. You do not believe anyone or anything - period. That is your problem to deal with.
rosepetal wrote:PeterJohn wrote:i would not say that that is ranting.Jerry - your ranting reply says it all. You do not believe anyone or anything - period. That is your problem to deal with.
i would say it is a series of paragraphs detailing Jerry's thoughts on the matter. it is anecdotal yes, but you should not disregard it on the basis it has a tone that displeases you. that is dismissive and rude.
id hasten to also say for the believing anything or anyone part, that it is pretty damn hard to believe in anyone in power when so many people have been shifted from their homes and been ignored by the people in power. rent and taxes and all that bullpoop have risen so much its getting hard to know how long for some of us how much longer well have a place to live
if youre gonna complain at us for ranting about that, then ...
yeah, then. i cant finish that sentence
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