This is the first post on some of the issues raised at the Stevenage Borough Council (SBC) Leaseholders’ forum held on 2 April 2014.
Mr Charles and Mr Aitkins have had their ban lifted. The agenda was changed in order to allow them to comment on the ban.
They felt that the ban had been unfair and the minutes of the meeting as posted were not an accurate representation of the the November forum. There are no detailed minutes available and the ones posted stated that the meeting had been abandoned.
Whereas the forum was far from normal, I do not recall being told the meeting was being abandoned. The other leaseholder at Wednesday’s forum remember Novembers’ finishing normally.
Mr Charles and Mr Aitkins also stated that where they had been warned about their comments on SBC employees, they had received no formal warning as to them being banned. They also complained that they had not been informed under what section of the old terms of reference they had been banned. Basically they felt that the procedures in the old terms of reference had not been followed.
The Chair asked Mr Charles to provide a set on minutes which reflected his recollection of the meeting
One of the leaseholders present said that he felt that trust had been lost and he thought we should all work to rebuild it. We do need to find a way to move on from this.
The Chair is looking to stand down and the position is open for applicants. From above it can be seen to be a thankless task.