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Find out what has happened at our last few meetings
Thursday 5th March 2020
Present: - Sarah Evans, Michael Williams John Allwright Sue White David and Beverly Emery-Barker
Apologies: - Grace Allwright Maureen Bharat Sarah Love
Paddy Lyne (HFTRA)
The minutes of the 16th January 2020 meeting were read through and approved as being a true record of the meeting.
John A said that in the minutes was a report on the flyer that was sent out to all of the flats asking if they were still experiencing problems with their windows etc. He reported that only four responses had been received, and that according to the contractor all except the faults reported using the flyer had been resolved.
This was met by derision by the tenants who said that none of them were happy with the windows, expressing that if they had known just how bad the new ones were going to be they would have preferred to have had the old ones left in place, as they were better.
From then on there were several tenants talking at the same time, raising points between themselves and to the chairman, below is a list of some of the problems individual tenants raised.
Sarah did give a reported as the majority of the points that she wanted to make had already ben covered.
Similarly John did not give a report as there had been no changes to the account over the past three months.
Any Other Business:-
During the discussion on the windows several other problems were mentioned which are listed below in no specific order:-
Thursday 12th January 2020
Sarah Evans, Michael Williams John Allwright
Grace Allwright Maureen Bharat Susan White
The minutes of the 5th December 2019 meeting were read through and approved as being a true record of the meeting.
Michael Williams commented that he had heard nothing about the possibility of his storage heaters being replaced, either with a more modern equivalent ones or having gas central heating installed. John A commented that he has heard that the council was still looking into the feasibility of getting a gas supply to the blocks of flats with storage heaters.
Sarah reported that the same old problems were still there, Fly tipping, drug dealing, cars being left for long periods on the estate by non-residents, some of these cars seemed to be used as places to sleep.
Sarah then expressed concerns about the caretaker who seemed to be doing very little on this estate, stating that she had heard that other estates that were under his remit were experiencing similar problems.
John said that there was appx £290.00 in the account to hold an event; he went on to say that HFTRA was prepared to donate an additional £100.00 towards an approved event, this had been confirmed by Paddy at the meeting on the 3rd of September.
Any Other Business:-
John Williams said that there were still a number of people he had spoken to who were complaining about the refurbishment of the windows and doors. We agreed to produce a flyer asking for anyone who still had a problem to contact the TRA, either by email or telephone using HFTRA’s contact details so that a list could be made of those still experiencing problems (please see next paragraph).
The flyer was produced and delivered to all of the flats, only four responses were received, all of which have been passed to those in the Council with responsibilities for the refurbishment and ongoing problems. We were told that as it is now over 18 months since the work was completed the contractors were out of their liability period.
Pressing further we have been told that the council is approaching another window company to ask them to inspect the windows in the flats that have reported that they are still having problems, and to report back to the council what remedial work is needed to get the windows correctly installed.
This action by the Council has been taken because they were not impressed by the performance of the company who originally installed the windows.
There being no other business the meeting closed at 8:15.