A little plug for an event that may interest some people. The Crawley Independent Tenants Association is hosting a public meeting as part of the campaign for new council house building. This meeting is in Friary Hall, Crawley (by the bus station) on October 19th at 7:30pm. The invited speakers are Norman Baker MP, John […]
Entries Tagged as 'Housing'
October 14th, 2011 · Comments Off on Council house building in Sussex · Politics
There is a piece in today’s Guardian about the risk of homelessness not only increasing but spreading to the middle classes. This is blamed on the economic downturn and government cuts but I imagine that rising inflation, especially in the prices of gas, electricity, petrol and fares would just make it worse – unless that […]
November 8th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Life
I think we are just about settled in properly now.Â Over the weekend we got some lamps for the living room and we are happy with that now – even happier when the new dining table and chairs arrive on Friday to replace the temporary ones we have, but still happy enough.Â I haven’t actually […]
November 1st, 2010 · 2 Comments · Life
Sounds like a Fall song title doesn’t it? Maybe it is… so hard to keep track. Anyway, we moved in a week ago and everything is now nearly sorted out. Just a box or two to go through… I’m so glad I took a few days off work to get everything straight.
October 22nd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Life
Not long before we move out now.Â All the paperwork was signed this afternoon and I’m hoping we can get through a day without any crises or sudden spanners in the works.Â Â Still not all packed, but I am off work tomorrow and should get everything done in time.Â The broadband and TV goes off […]
October 20th, 2010 · 12 Comments · Life
For the time being my personal anthem will be Femi Kuti’s masterpiece What Will tomorrow Bring – the remixed version naturally. On Sunday night I wrote about how we were only six days from moving house.Â On Monday got a text from Jayne saying there was a hitch do do with the electrics at the […]
October 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on Preoccupation · Life
If I have been quiet here, and let’s face it I have, there are several good reasons.Â Mostly they are do do with an impending house move and several aborted house moves.
September 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on Travelling without moving · Life
Maybe this time we will move.Â Last weekend we decided we had enough of living out of boxes, and would stop trying to find a house exchange.Â Someone had already arranged to come and look at our place so we said we would go ahead with that, not be too bothered if nothing came of […]
August 9th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Politics
Since the elction in May, or rather since the formation of the coalition I have been increasingly disenchanted with the Liberal Democrats, though many of my colleagues in the Labour party will say I was foolish to be giving them the benefit of the doubt in the first place.
August 4th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Politics
Back in March we (in Crawley and Horsham Labour parties) were delivering a leaflet with the title “Be Afraid”.Â It was aimed at council and housing association tenants and described Tory plans to reduce the rights of social housing tenants. Local Tories were shaking in faux outrage, accusing us of scaremongering.Â Less than six months […]