Building council houses

York Press: Building council houses Building council houses

I WOULD like to thank you for the article on the new council homes and homes for sale on Beckfield Lane (The Press, March 5).

This area was identified for housing first by North Yorkshire County Council in the 1980s, and then by City of York Council in every Draft Plan since then – both by Labour and during the eight-year Liberal Democrat-controlled council. The Liberal Democrat’s opposition to the housing in 2012 was then strange as they had always supported it.

We are very proud as a Labour administration to be building council homes. Beckfield Lane is the first phase of much-needed new council housing that will come forward over the next year.

It is paid for out of the housing revenue account and grants from the Homes and Communities Agency.

I am sure this housing will be welcomed by the many families struggling to live in York who provide many vital services through their employment.

Coun Tracey Simpson-Laing , Cabinet Member for health, housing and adult social service.

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1:13pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Badgers Drift says...

The Lib Dems didn't progress this as housing because it was a much needed and much used tip. Labour closed the tip saying that the reason was to save £60,000 year. They said nothing about housing at the time.

This was very unpopular to residents in the ward that Coun Simpson-Laing and Coun Horton represent. Hopefully, this will be reflected in the 2015 local elections when these two deceitful politicians will be kicked out with the rest of their Labour colleagues who have caused chaos in York.
The Lib Dems didn't progress this as housing because it was a much needed and much used tip. Labour closed the tip saying that the reason was to save £60,000 year. They said nothing about housing at the time. This was very unpopular to residents in the ward that Coun Simpson-Laing and Coun Horton represent. Hopefully, this will be reflected in the 2015 local elections when these two deceitful politicians will be kicked out with the rest of their Labour colleagues who have caused chaos in York. Badgers Drift
  • Score: 1006

1:24pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Badgers Drift says...

Too little, too late !

York Council killed housebuilding in York with the affordable housing policies Coun Simpson-Laing has supported for the last nine years. During the time the 50% affordable housing policy was in force (Apr 2005 to Dec 2011) massive damage was done by this policy. It resulted in York's housing completions and planning consents hitting records lows by 2011/12. Not once did Coun Simpson-Laing listen to the advice of experienced housebuilders about this policy, and she was happy to allow the damage to be done. The token gesture of the current council housing programee will not put right the damage she allowed and was responsible for. Her policies were a disaster and a disgrace. She should resign for her irresponsible and catastrophic mismanagement, but, will no doubt wait till next year to be kicked out by residents in the local elections.
Too little, too late ! York Council killed housebuilding in York with the affordable housing policies Coun Simpson-Laing has supported for the last nine years. During the time the 50% affordable housing policy was in force (Apr 2005 to Dec 2011) massive damage was done by this policy. It resulted in York's housing completions and planning consents hitting records lows by 2011/12. Not once did Coun Simpson-Laing listen to the advice of experienced housebuilders about this policy, and she was happy to allow the damage to be done. The token gesture of the current council housing programee will not put right the damage she allowed and was responsible for. Her policies were a disaster and a disgrace. She should resign for her irresponsible and catastrophic mismanagement, but, will no doubt wait till next year to be kicked out by residents in the local elections. Badgers Drift
  • Score: 341

1:58pm Sat 8 Mar 14

TheTruthHurts says...

This letter reads like old school political propaganda.

We will try and find a tiny tiny bit of good that has been done (subjective) whilst conveniently ignoring all of the bad that we have done and the good things that we might have done but havent.

Personally, I miss the tip.

There are only two people more deserving of a custard pie than TSL and that is JA and DM.
This letter reads like old school political propaganda. We will try and find a tiny tiny bit of good that has been done (subjective) whilst conveniently ignoring all of the bad that we have done and the good things that we might have done but havent. Personally, I miss the tip. There are only two people more deserving of a custard pie than TSL and that is JA and DM. TheTruthHurts
  • Score: 1710

2:51pm Sat 8 Mar 14

YOUWILLDOASISAY says...

Coun Tracey Simpson-Laing:
I am sure this housing will be welcomed by the many families struggling to live in York who provide many vital services through their employment.

So it's not about need, the above clearly states you have to be employed and be providing vital services through that employment.

Seems to be a whole new criteria for housing allocation.
Coun Tracey Simpson-Laing: I am sure this housing will be welcomed by the many families struggling to live in York who provide many vital services through their employment. So it's not about need, the above clearly states you have to be employed and be providing vital services through that employment. Seems to be a whole new criteria for housing allocation. YOUWILLDOASISAY
  • Score: 952

3:58pm Sat 8 Mar 14

non pedalling pete says...

I see that the score adjuster is doing an early shift today
I see that the score adjuster is doing an early shift today non pedalling pete
  • Score: 1035

4:05pm Sat 8 Mar 14

oi oi savaloy says...

quote:I am sure this housing will be welcomed by the many families struggling to live in York who provide many vital services through their employment.

i bet that not many york born families will even get a look in on these properties!

already york families are been overlooked while the council house polish and even turkish people
quote:I am sure this housing will be welcomed by the many families struggling to live in York who provide many vital services through their employment. i bet that not many york born families will even get a look in on these properties! already york families are been overlooked while the council house polish and even turkish people oi oi savaloy
  • Score: 535

4:13pm Sat 8 Mar 14

YOUWILLDOASISAY says...

non pedalling pete wrote:
I see that the score adjuster is doing an early shift today
Too true, but in little more than a year they will realise their efforts were all in vain.
[quote][p][bold]non pedalling pete[/bold] wrote: I see that the score adjuster is doing an early shift today[/p][/quote]Too true, but in little more than a year they will realise their efforts were all in vain. YOUWILLDOASISAY
  • Score: 506

5:30pm Sat 8 Mar 14

micky moodys hat says...

oi oi savaloy wrote:
quote:I am sure this housing will be welcomed by the many families struggling to live in York who provide many vital services through their employment.

i bet that not many york born families will even get a look in on these properties!

already york families are been overlooked while the council house polish and even turkish people
Can you substantiate this
[quote][p][bold]oi oi savaloy[/bold] wrote: quote:I am sure this housing will be welcomed by the many families struggling to live in York who provide many vital services through their employment. i bet that not many york born families will even get a look in on these properties! already york families are been overlooked while the council house polish and even turkish people[/p][/quote]Can you substantiate this micky moodys hat
  • Score: 325

10:23pm Sat 8 Mar 14

oi oi savaloy says...

micky moodys hat wrote:
oi oi savaloy wrote:
quote:I am sure this housing will be welcomed by the many families struggling to live in York who provide many vital services through their employment.

i bet that not many york born families will even get a look in on these properties!

already york families are been overlooked while the council house polish and even turkish people
Can you substantiate this
yes, my daughter was refused (told to private rent and claim housing benefit) and a turkish girl in exact same situation was given social housing on heworth green! also know a polish girl who was given flat in same block!
[quote][p][bold]micky moodys hat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oi oi savaloy[/bold] wrote: quote:I am sure this housing will be welcomed by the many families struggling to live in York who provide many vital services through their employment. i bet that not many york born families will even get a look in on these properties! already york families are been overlooked while the council house polish and even turkish people[/p][/quote]Can you substantiate this[/p][/quote]yes, my daughter was refused (told to private rent and claim housing benefit) and a turkish girl in exact same situation was given social housing on heworth green! also know a polish girl who was given flat in same block! oi oi savaloy
  • Score: 485

10:35pm Sat 8 Mar 14

CaroleBaines says...

Badgers Drift wrote:
The Lib Dems didn't progress this as housing because it was a much needed and much used tip. Labour closed the tip saying that the reason was to save £60,000 year. They said nothing about housing at the time.

This was very unpopular to residents in the ward that Coun Simpson-Laing and Coun Horton represent. Hopefully, this will be reflected in the 2015 local elections when these two deceitful politicians will be kicked out with the rest of their Labour colleagues who have caused chaos in York.
Badgers? Horses that rock? Can we have an otter next time, I really like otters.
[quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: The Lib Dems didn't progress this as housing because it was a much needed and much used tip. Labour closed the tip saying that the reason was to save £60,000 year. They said nothing about housing at the time. This was very unpopular to residents in the ward that Coun Simpson-Laing and Coun Horton represent. Hopefully, this will be reflected in the 2015 local elections when these two deceitful politicians will be kicked out with the rest of their Labour colleagues who have caused chaos in York.[/p][/quote]Badgers? Horses that rock? Can we have an otter next time, I really like otters. CaroleBaines
  • Score: 60

7:46am Sun 9 Mar 14

oldgoat says...

oi oi savaloy wrote:
micky moodys hat wrote:
oi oi savaloy wrote:
quote:I am sure this housing will be welcomed by the many families struggling to live in York who provide many vital services through their employment.

i bet that not many york born families will even get a look in on these properties!

already york families are been overlooked while the council house polish and even turkish people
Can you substantiate this
yes, my daughter was refused (told to private rent and claim housing benefit) and a turkish girl in exact same situation was given social housing on heworth green! also know a polish girl who was given flat in same block!
Hum, so your original quote depends on the evidence of two cases. Wonder what the criteria and scoring was for them?
[quote][p][bold]oi oi savaloy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]micky moodys hat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oi oi savaloy[/bold] wrote: quote:I am sure this housing will be welcomed by the many families struggling to live in York who provide many vital services through their employment. i bet that not many york born families will even get a look in on these properties! already york families are been overlooked while the council house polish and even turkish people[/p][/quote]Can you substantiate this[/p][/quote]yes, my daughter was refused (told to private rent and claim housing benefit) and a turkish girl in exact same situation was given social housing on heworth green! also know a polish girl who was given flat in same block![/p][/quote]Hum, so your original quote depends on the evidence of two cases. Wonder what the criteria and scoring was for them? oldgoat
  • Score: 273

8:34am Sun 9 Mar 14

ak7274 says...

At least she had some evidence to support her post. Better than retorting with a hum. One block of flats and passed over by 2 non British citizens with the same criteria, sounds as though she has a case to me.
At least she had some evidence to support her post. Better than retorting with a hum. One block of flats and passed over by 2 non British citizens with the same criteria, sounds as though she has a case to me. ak7274
  • Score: -276

9:23am Sun 9 Mar 14

oldgoat says...

ak7274 wrote:
At least she had some evidence to support her post. Better than retorting with a hum. One block of flats and passed over by 2 non British citizens with the same criteria, sounds as though she has a case to me.
You miss my point. Evidence would be why one person is told to rent privately, and why another is given a flat. 'Exact same situation' isn't evidence. How the council scores and allocates is evidence.
[quote][p][bold]ak7274[/bold] wrote: At least she had some evidence to support her post. Better than retorting with a hum. One block of flats and passed over by 2 non British citizens with the same criteria, sounds as though she has a case to me.[/p][/quote]You miss my point. Evidence would be why one person is told to rent privately, and why another is given a flat. 'Exact same situation' isn't evidence. How the council scores and allocates is evidence. oldgoat
  • Score: 284

9:54am Sun 9 Mar 14

oi oi savaloy says...

oldgoat wrote:
ak7274 wrote:
At least she had some evidence to support her post. Better than retorting with a hum. One block of flats and passed over by 2 non British citizens with the same criteria, sounds as though she has a case to me.
You miss my point. Evidence would be why one person is told to rent privately, and why another is given a flat. 'Exact same situation' isn't evidence. How the council scores and allocates is evidence.
like i said "exact same situation" my daughter was in the same banding (born in York lived here 25 years) BUT in saying that turkey isn't even in the E.U. so why give social housing to a turk? i take it you don't believe immigrants were/are queue jumping?
[quote][p][bold]oldgoat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ak7274[/bold] wrote: At least she had some evidence to support her post. Better than retorting with a hum. One block of flats and passed over by 2 non British citizens with the same criteria, sounds as though she has a case to me.[/p][/quote]You miss my point. Evidence would be why one person is told to rent privately, and why another is given a flat. 'Exact same situation' isn't evidence. How the council scores and allocates is evidence.[/p][/quote]like i said "exact same situation" my daughter was in the same banding (born in York lived here 25 years) BUT in saying that turkey isn't even in the E.U. so why give social housing to a turk? i take it you don't believe immigrants were/are queue jumping? oi oi savaloy
  • Score: -240

10:01am Sun 9 Mar 14

Thislittleold market town says...

oldgoat wrote:
ak7274 wrote:
At least she had some evidence to support her post. Better than retorting with a hum. One block of flats and passed over by 2 non British citizens with the same criteria, sounds as though she has a case to me.
You miss my point. Evidence would be why one person is told to rent privately, and why another is given a flat. 'Exact same situation' isn't evidence. How the council scores and allocates is evidence.
Here is a point for you,walk around the council estate behind Bishopthorpe rd shops and see how many minorities(sic) are now living in this estate,so all these are supposed to have local ties my arse,this council are still pushing ahead with labours multicultural agenda with a big middle finger to indigenous york people,#shariastyle
[quote][p][bold]oldgoat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ak7274[/bold] wrote: At least she had some evidence to support her post. Better than retorting with a hum. One block of flats and passed over by 2 non British citizens with the same criteria, sounds as though she has a case to me.[/p][/quote]You miss my point. Evidence would be why one person is told to rent privately, and why another is given a flat. 'Exact same situation' isn't evidence. How the council scores and allocates is evidence.[/p][/quote]Here is a point for you,walk around the council estate behind Bishopthorpe rd shops and see how many minorities(sic) are now living in this estate,so all these are supposed to have local ties my arse,this council are still pushing ahead with labours multicultural agenda with a big middle finger to indigenous york people,#shariastyle Thislittleold market town
  • Score: 9

10:14am Sun 9 Mar 14

oi oi savaloy says...

oi oi savaloy wrote:
oldgoat wrote:
ak7274 wrote:
At least she had some evidence to support her post. Better than retorting with a hum. One block of flats and passed over by 2 non British citizens with the same criteria, sounds as though she has a case to me.
You miss my point. Evidence would be why one person is told to rent privately, and why another is given a flat. 'Exact same situation' isn't evidence. How the council scores and allocates is evidence.
like i said "exact same situation" my daughter was in the same banding (born in York lived here 25 years) BUT in saying that turkey isn't even in the E.U. so why give social housing to a turk? i take it you don't believe immigrants were/are queue jumping?
WOW! -50 in less than 10 minutes
[quote][p][bold]oi oi savaloy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldgoat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ak7274[/bold] wrote: At least she had some evidence to support her post. Better than retorting with a hum. One block of flats and passed over by 2 non British citizens with the same criteria, sounds as though she has a case to me.[/p][/quote]You miss my point. Evidence would be why one person is told to rent privately, and why another is given a flat. 'Exact same situation' isn't evidence. How the council scores and allocates is evidence.[/p][/quote]like i said "exact same situation" my daughter was in the same banding (born in York lived here 25 years) BUT in saying that turkey isn't even in the E.U. so why give social housing to a turk? i take it you don't believe immigrants were/are queue jumping?[/p][/quote]WOW! -50 in less than 10 minutes oi oi savaloy
  • Score: 4

12:27pm Sun 9 Mar 14

LibDem says...

1. The LibDems would only have released the Beckfield Lane recycling centre site for housing after a replacement facility had been opened. A salvage and reuse centre was planned for Harewood Whin. Labour scrapped the project when they took office.

2. The number of foreign nationals on the York Housing waiting list is very small. Details were released as few weeks ago following an FOI request see http://tinyurl.com/W
ait-York

3. The majority of waiting list applicants are single people seeking 1 bedroomed accommodation. The Council could have housed more people and more quickly by purchasing existing empty properties on the open market.
1. The LibDems would only have released the Beckfield Lane recycling centre site for housing after a replacement facility had been opened. A salvage and reuse centre was planned for Harewood Whin. Labour scrapped the project when they took office. 2. The number of foreign nationals on the York Housing waiting list is very small. Details were released as few weeks ago following an FOI request see http://tinyurl.com/W ait-York 3. The majority of waiting list applicants are single people seeking 1 bedroomed accommodation. The Council could have housed more people and more quickly by purchasing existing empty properties on the open market. LibDem
  • Score: 2

2:27pm Sun 9 Mar 14

geoff tibletts says...

Don't know how Tracey Simpson Laing dare show her face in beckfield lane after closing our skip she is only interested finding single mothers plush new homes whilst the honest hard working people have to drive to the other side of York to recycle rubbish.get these clowns out of office ASAP
Don't know how Tracey Simpson Laing dare show her face in beckfield lane after closing our skip she is only interested finding single mothers plush new homes whilst the honest hard working people have to drive to the other side of York to recycle rubbish.get these clowns out of office ASAP geoff tibletts
  • Score: 19

3:19pm Sun 9 Mar 14

YOUWILLDOASISAY says...

oi oi savaloy wrote:
oi oi savaloy wrote:
oldgoat wrote:
ak7274 wrote:
At least she had some evidence to support her post. Better than retorting with a hum. One block of flats and passed over by 2 non British citizens with the same criteria, sounds as though she has a case to me.
You miss my point. Evidence would be why one person is told to rent privately, and why another is given a flat. 'Exact same situation' isn't evidence. How the council scores and allocates is evidence.
like i said "exact same situation" my daughter was in the same banding (born in York lived here 25 years) BUT in saying that turkey isn't even in the E.U. so why give social housing to a turk? i take it you don't believe immigrants were/are queue jumping?
WOW! -50 in less than 10 minutes
C'mon -50 is nothing, I have to commend Badgers Drift -338 (fantastic).

Well if they must, I have just had a wonderful time out in the sun enjoying the spring weather.

All the mark-down mongrel can do is desperately change the scores to ridiculous levels and for nothing more than our amusements. Still if they haven't realised yet that their marking down is a measure of their failure then they have little hope, actually no hope whatsoever.

Crack on mongrel, not long now until reality dawns and you realise what a waste of time it has all been. However don't stop now I enjoy seeing how desperate you really are.

Woof, Woof.
[quote][p][bold]oi oi savaloy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oi oi savaloy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldgoat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ak7274[/bold] wrote: At least she had some evidence to support her post. Better than retorting with a hum. One block of flats and passed over by 2 non British citizens with the same criteria, sounds as though she has a case to me.[/p][/quote]You miss my point. Evidence would be why one person is told to rent privately, and why another is given a flat. 'Exact same situation' isn't evidence. How the council scores and allocates is evidence.[/p][/quote]like i said "exact same situation" my daughter was in the same banding (born in York lived here 25 years) BUT in saying that turkey isn't even in the E.U. so why give social housing to a turk? i take it you don't believe immigrants were/are queue jumping?[/p][/quote]WOW! -50 in less than 10 minutes[/p][/quote]C'mon -50 is nothing, I have to commend Badgers Drift -338 (fantastic). Well if they must, I have just had a wonderful time out in the sun enjoying the spring weather. All the mark-down mongrel can do is desperately change the scores to ridiculous levels and for nothing more than our amusements. Still if they haven't realised yet that their marking down is a measure of their failure then they have little hope, actually no hope whatsoever. Crack on mongrel, not long now until reality dawns and you realise what a waste of time it has all been. However don't stop now I enjoy seeing how desperate you really are. Woof, Woof. YOUWILLDOASISAY
  • Score: 2860

10:41pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Black Fox says...

When will this strange woman leave us alone?

She has done nothing of any use for the residents of York.

Make the most of it dear, you'll be out next year.
When will this strange woman leave us alone? She has done nothing of any use for the residents of York. Make the most of it dear, you'll be out next year. Black Fox
  • Score: 17

7:13am Mon 10 Mar 14

roy_batty says...

I am sure this housing will be welcomed by the many families struggling to live in York who provide many vital services through their employment.

Coun Tracey Simpson-Laing , Cabinet Member for health, housing and adult social service.

Please can you answer this question Tracey..

How many working English families in the last few years as the York city council housed in social housing, (and in "families" i mean a married couple with children ) ???
I am sure this housing will be welcomed by the many families struggling to live in York who provide many vital services through their employment. Coun Tracey Simpson-Laing , Cabinet Member for health, housing and adult social service. Please can you answer this question Tracey.. How many working English families in the last few years as the York city council housed in social housing, (and in "families" i mean a married couple with children ) ??? roy_batty
  • Score: 6

10:58am Mon 10 Mar 14

TheTruthHurts says...

CaroleBaines wrote:
Badgers Drift wrote:
The Lib Dems didn't progress this as housing because it was a much needed and much used tip. Labour closed the tip saying that the reason was to save £60,000 year. They said nothing about housing at the time.

This was very unpopular to residents in the ward that Coun Simpson-Laing and Coun Horton represent. Hopefully, this will be reflected in the 2015 local elections when these two deceitful politicians will be kicked out with the rest of their Labour colleagues who have caused chaos in York.
Badgers? Horses that rock? Can we have an otter next time, I really like otters.
I like turtles
[quote][p][bold]CaroleBaines[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: The Lib Dems didn't progress this as housing because it was a much needed and much used tip. Labour closed the tip saying that the reason was to save £60,000 year. They said nothing about housing at the time. This was very unpopular to residents in the ward that Coun Simpson-Laing and Coun Horton represent. Hopefully, this will be reflected in the 2015 local elections when these two deceitful politicians will be kicked out with the rest of their Labour colleagues who have caused chaos in York.[/p][/quote]Badgers? Horses that rock? Can we have an otter next time, I really like otters.[/p][/quote]I like turtles TheTruthHurts
  • Score: 2

11:31am Mon 10 Mar 14

meme says...

The disgrace about this is why its not ALL social housing if the demand is so great. CoYC should use all their land that's surplus for social housing as its grant aided and stop forcing private developers to build them for them. Let the Council deliver affordable and private developers private homes.
That's the right way as its wrong for the council to build for profit if there are so many wanting homes as they say
The disgrace about this is why its not ALL social housing if the demand is so great. CoYC should use all their land that's surplus for social housing as its grant aided [private developers don't get money given to them] and stop forcing private developers to build them for them. Let the Council deliver affordable and private developers private homes. That's the right way as its wrong for the council to build for profit if there are so many wanting homes as they say meme
  • Score: 5

6:28pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Badgers Drift says...

meme wrote:
The disgrace about this is why its not ALL social housing if the demand is so great. CoYC should use all their land that's surplus for social housing as its grant aided and stop forcing private developers to build them for them. Let the Council deliver affordable and private developers private homes. That's the right way as its wrong for the council to build for profit if there are so many wanting homes as they say
They use the excuse that the profit from the private homes is needed to subsidise the social housing, but, its more to do with left wing, anti-capitalist dogma. It's about depriving the private sector of profit by competing with it.

It is utter madness that the private housebuilding sector, which has limited capacity for growth, has to provide social housing under S106 planning rules. This limits the amount of private housing, they could provide, if all social housing was delivered by RSL's and Councils, as meme rightly says it should be.

Many housing associations are now providing private housing using the same excuses as York Council, but, by doing this they are using resources that could be delivering more social housing. They are therefore reducing the potential immediate supply and creating bigger problems through shortages.
[quote][p][bold]meme[/bold] wrote: The disgrace about this is why its not ALL social housing if the demand is so great. CoYC should use all their land that's surplus for social housing as its grant aided [private developers don't get money given to them] and stop forcing private developers to build them for them. Let the Council deliver affordable and private developers private homes. That's the right way as its wrong for the council to build for profit if there are so many wanting homes as they say[/p][/quote]They use the excuse that the profit from the private homes is needed to subsidise the social housing, but, its more to do with left wing, anti-capitalist dogma. It's about depriving the private sector of profit by competing with it. It is utter madness that the private housebuilding sector, which has limited capacity for growth, has to provide social housing under S106 planning rules. This limits the amount of private housing, they could provide, if all social housing was delivered by RSL's and Councils, as meme rightly says it should be. Many housing associations are now providing private housing using the same excuses as York Council, but, by doing this they are using resources that could be delivering more social housing. They are therefore reducing the potential immediate supply and creating bigger problems through shortages. Badgers Drift
  • Score: -27

10:44pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Dr Robert says...

There appears to be a lot of people in denial in the above comments who walk around with their eyes shut, It is not just Poles and Turks who this Labour Council are bringing into York, this council very quietly have, according to Alexander, made York a City of Sanctuary, evidently we take the dregs of the world in and house them. This is why they are pushing for so many houses to be built, not natural regeneration.
There appears to be a lot of people in denial in the above comments who walk around with their eyes shut, It is not just Poles and Turks who this Labour Council are bringing into York, this council very quietly have, according to Alexander, made York a City of Sanctuary, evidently we take the dregs of the world in and house them. This is why they are pushing for so many houses to be built, not natural regeneration. Dr Robert
  • Score: -107

12:57pm Wed 12 Mar 14

rat scabies says...

Dr Robert wrote:
There appears to be a lot of people in denial in the above comments who walk around with their eyes shut, It is not just Poles and Turks who this Labour Council are bringing into York, this council very quietly have, according to Alexander, made York a City of Sanctuary, evidently we take the dregs of the world in and house them. This is why they are pushing for so many houses to be built, not natural regeneration.
Why is York City council taking in undesirables on benefits from Manchester and giving them social housing??

These are the undesirables that Manchester council don't want by the way!!

Come on James and Tracey tell the residents about these families!!
[quote][p][bold]Dr Robert[/bold] wrote: There appears to be a lot of people in denial in the above comments who walk around with their eyes shut, It is not just Poles and Turks who this Labour Council are bringing into York, this council very quietly have, according to Alexander, made York a City of Sanctuary, evidently we take the dregs of the world in and house them. This is why they are pushing for so many houses to be built, not natural regeneration.[/p][/quote]Why is York City council taking in undesirables on benefits from Manchester and giving them social housing?? These are the undesirables that Manchester council don't want by the way!! Come on James and Tracey tell the residents about these families!! rat scabies
  • Score: 2

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