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« Reply #60 on: September 08, 2009, 09:54:10 pm »

A meeting was arranged for this afternoon with WMDC and the residents.
How could that go wrong?
The meeting is rearly Wednesday, Whoops! Roll Eyes
Janet Howley has been delivering letters by hand on the estate today.
Nothing like a little notice before the most important meeting of some peoples lives Sad
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« Reply #61 on: September 11, 2009, 03:41:36 pm »

A meeting was arranged for this afternoon with WMDC and the residents.
How could that go wrong?
How did the meeting go  Huh
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« Reply #62 on: September 13, 2009, 09:18:50 pm »

The more I see this story evolve the more I cannot help grinning.
7 suits and 3 women dressed to use their feminity hosted the event.
What was on view was the final plan for the Girnhill estate with works hoping to start in February 2010.

Funny thing is that the residents invited still own their homes?
When questioned how much the houses were with an honest view to reaching a settlement no prices could be offered. How could a resident then agree to stay on the estate as documented as an offer from WMDC?

The entire meeting was advertised for input. There was none received. The new area still has the same play areas that create a rat run.
 Interestingly no 1 Verner street becomes a road. Between the passageway at the school and Verner T junction has a new road in to houses and the school appears to have a road running in to it. I think the road through a school is really a disguise for an extension to the school. Not a bad thing but why hide it. A comment was given that there are no plans for Verner. Why are the road alterations still on the plan then?

Personally the final assault is just about to begin….
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« Reply #63 on: September 22, 2009, 12:22:29 pm »

Does anyone have a copy of the plan for the new development or know where one can be otained? I was unable to attend the meeting & so have no clues as to what was proposed by Strata.

Thank you.
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« Reply #64 on: September 22, 2009, 09:04:13 pm »

There were no plans on the day to take away only a large print. Apparently there will be another showing in October.

WDH are buying back as much housing stock as they can from private landlords. It doesn’t take much to realise why.

Perhaps the remaining residents could do with Verners support in exchange for their knowledge of how to fight?

The first BBC Tonight programme in October will be showing the Girnhill report.
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« Reply #65 on: September 30, 2009, 07:22:18 pm »

The Tonight programme featuring Girnhill Lane is on this coming Friday (2nd October) On ITV.
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« Reply #66 on: October 02, 2009, 08:34:03 pm »

The programme was very, very interesting. It answered a few questions and left a huge one un-answered, the real valuations and offers given.

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« Reply #67 on: October 03, 2009, 10:09:55 am »

Notice in the pont and cas express that most of the roads on the estate are about to be closed off. Heres the program if anyone missed it http://www.itv.com/ITVPlayer/Video/default.html?ViewType=5&Filter=102870
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« Reply #68 on: October 05, 2009, 02:32:59 pm »

05 OCT09 ( updated )     09/01750/ DEMNOT

Address ;  80 and 82 Girnhill Lane, Featherstone, Pontefract, West Yorkshire,  WF7 5NF

Description : Proposed demolition of 80 and 82 Girnhill Lane

Status :  Prior Approval Not Required..

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« Reply #69 on: October 09, 2009, 04:39:53 pm »

REMEMBER THESE PICTURES I POSTED OF THE ESTATE FROM THE AIR IN ALL IT'S GLORY?



WELL TAKE A LOOK AT IT NOW FROM THE AIR...(THESE 3 PICTURES WERE TAKEN SUNDAY 4TH OCTOBER)





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« Reply #70 on: October 13, 2009, 08:41:43 pm »

Great up-date pics.
Looks like an un-used industrial area.

Figures could be wrong but there 7 people left.
I hope they become the magnificent 7 Grin
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« Reply #71 on: November 04, 2009, 08:58:41 pm »

At last an attempt by Stata to show house prices. Some interesting displays at the renaissance opening at Chesneys tonight. The scene looks to be set.
£110k, £150k and £190k homes. All 3 storeys.
A £110k home with a 70% mortgage at £550 for 30 years. Sounds like one hell of a noose to put around a neck.
A friend’s house is shown with 3 of these mixed priced properties. The cheapest is £110k 2 bedroom compared to his 3 and a sixth of the present garden. This is the only near option to him after borrowing a “stake” of £30k.

WHERE IS THE PUBLISHED LIKE FOR LIKE DEAL? Tongue

An easy question you would think now given the further details. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #72 on: December 09, 2009, 08:56:37 pm »

Another 2 residents have sold up and left the estate  Sad
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« Reply #73 on: December 12, 2009, 09:38:05 pm »

2 more houses on fire as we speak, must be the one's that moved out Sad
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« Reply #74 on: December 13, 2009, 06:45:06 pm »

I have just had a drive around to see if I could see anything regarding the fires that occured last night that Kim mentioned, and it looks like it was the final block of 4 houses left on Ashcroft Road! One of them is missing it's roof, the other 3 (suprisingly) are untouched! The fire brigade must have got there quick and got it under control as it usually spreads and takes the lot! How's this for a coincidence, as I was reading the post this afternoon that Kim put, I noticed smoke coming from the same area, and 2 fire engines turned up again to them! It looks like they are going to be easy targets until they come down, and I think it needs to be quick as there is someone still living next door to this block! The latest person to move off the estate, did so on Tuesday, and that now leaves another pair of empty semi's at the top of Ashcroft Avene and once again, the 2 pair's of semi's next to these empty ones also have people still living in them!
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« Reply #75 on: December 14, 2009, 05:33:21 pm »

The fire brigade are (as I type) attending to the same block of 4 houses mentioned in my last post only 24 hours ago! A lot more smoke this time!
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« Reply #76 on: December 14, 2009, 07:55:56 pm »

What’s the odds on the pair of houses on Ashcroft Ave been burnt down before Christmas  Huh Angry
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« Reply #77 on: December 14, 2009, 10:19:21 pm »


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14.012.09

Dear Mr Wallhead

You were aware of my last report concerning the Girnhill estate Featherstone 2 weeks ago at the Featherstone renaissance committee meeting. You and the others present were informed by me of the continuing neglect regards the duty of care that WMDC have failed to provide when properties became empty. This same information had been provided at every meeting concerning the estate over the last 2 years and almost daily to your department and WMDC contact centre.
Yet again to prove the degradation inflicted upon the surrounding residents I wish to point out one repeated fact. The houses at the end of Ashcroft Avenue were almost empty except for 2. The block is the last block of 6. The only shutter system that would secure this property as provided to Janet Howley in February by way of scale drawings and prices was not fitted all around. I pointed out to you 2 weeks ago that to put the correct shutters on only the front door was a waste of money and of no good to stop the problem.
I am sure you will be interested to know that over the weekend 8 homes were set on fire. I will give you one guess how they got in? Yes the unsecure back door!
Thanks to the speedy response of Featherstone fire brigade the fire was quickly put out. The result was that only 3 homes looked devastated from outside.
Out of interest today I was driving near by and drove past. I was lucky to find a well known scrap man and team at work. There white twin wheel pick up reg no Y542 BYC is well known for various offences. The house they were in was the last one at the end of Ashcroft Avenue. There was not one shutter on any door or window after being removed 48 hours earlier.
This information was reported to the police. As ever the police person taking the call could not grasp that this was fire no 99 in 2 years and 4 months.
I attempted to report the information to the 0845 WMDC number. I ended up with a repeat message to hang up as lines were to busy. As thieves were on site robbing your property I thought it wise to call WMDC switch board and tell them. My comments must have done the trick as I was put straight through to the contact centre. The situation was explained including properties that required immediate securing.
I can inform you that the shuttering was not completed nor any site visit. The consequences were that earlier this evening the properties were set on fire again. I am fairly certain that the arsonist is the scrap man on this occasion who will have the bare face cheek to turn up tomorrow and continue stripping his scrap. There is not a lot WMDC can do as again they have failed. What could be done is a little communication with the police and a trap set.
With the knowledge I have and the fact that WMDC are to shortly shut down for Christmas I can only assume that the Featherstone fire brigade can be sure to be dragged away from their Christmas whilst I pay for the risk.

Regards

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« Reply #78 on: December 15, 2009, 12:20:24 pm »

The road to verner was blocked off for almost an hour yesterday teatime, because of the emergency services, so no cars could get through.
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« Reply #79 on: December 15, 2009, 08:21:00 pm »

Now that is a very good point. Verner can now be blocked of Sad Angry Wink



The next house is also another good point. You can see all the windows and doors un-covered. They never have been!
The poor owner was still moving out! At last is this a clean cut case of "ARSON"?

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