Friday, 25 May 2012

Yes, They Always Are Denied, Aren’t They?

Claims that a city council manager jumped the queue to secure a three-bedroom house in a high-demand area have been denied by the authority.
But they seem to happen with regularity, all the same…
At a time when more than 13,000 people were on the council's housing waiting list, customer services manager Lee Turnbull was given the semi-detached home within a few weeks of registering himself as homeless following a divorce.
Funny. That’s just what happened in Barking and Dagenham, too…
In a statement, the council said the allocation was made "entirely in accordance with policies and procedures".
Funny. That’s just what they said in Barking and Dagenham too…
A total of 51 bids were originally submitted for the property in Sleights Close, west Hull, under the council's bidding system for available housing. Mr Turnbull was eventually ranked fourth but he was the only bidder to be offered the keys.
Council documents show three bidders ranked above him had a higher number of priority points for rehousing. Two were also in a higher priority band used by the council to assess cases of urgent housing need.
Is anyone surprised? Anyone? Bueller?

Still, we must think of the kiddiewinks, mustn’t we? Why should they suffer because…

What? Oh…
The documents, which have been seen by the Mail, show Mr Turnbull was awarded extra points by stating on his application form he would be living with his two young daughters.
However, they are understood to live with their mother for most of the week at another address.
Isn’t this fraud?

6 comments:

Captain Haddock said...

"Isn’t this fraud ?" ..

Nah .. its just Hull .. again ! .. ;)

Bobo said...

Not just Hull, Housing Regs allow for de baby-fada to have any chavlings he may 'have access to' considered as part of his housing need. More by-blows:more bedrooms. Wether or not the budding patriarch ever actually avails himself of the opportunity to spend quality time with his genetic contributions to society is moot: the letter from his brief confirming that he COULD is sufficient for old Johnny Taxpayer to throw open the doors to a free two- or three-bedroomed property.

Anonymous said...

There is one simple way around this. Claim that you are a drug dependant, homosexual, ADHD, autistic, lesbian fixated, physically and sexually abused, Muslim and you will find yourself not only top of the housing list but the (socialist) mayor will want to share her/his bed with you. Don't fight the system. Use it!

Yanto said...

Actually, Housing Regs don't allow 'access to' as a way of getting extra bedrooms, so this makes this very fishy indeed.

JuliaM said...

"Not just Hull,"

No, clearly. But I wonder what Hull & Barking and Dagenham have in common?

"Actually, Housing Regs don't allow 'access to' as a way of getting extra bedrooms, so this makes this very fishy indeed."

It stinks to high heaven!

Rightwinggit said...

"But I wonder what Hull & Barking and Dagenham have in common?"

They're both shit holes.