Petition sparks sheltered housing debate

SHELTERED housing will be debated by councillors after a petition was handed to the council.

More than 2,300 signed a motion calling on Colchester Council to guarantee the future of council-owned sheltered housing.

Campaigners say they are opposed to the closure of Joyce Brooks House and Abbeygate House and concerned about a review into five other accommodation centres.

The topic will be discussed at a full council meeting on Thursday (December 6).

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12:10pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Boris says...

The outcome of this debate is already known, but it will at least be an opportunity to expose CBC's hypocrisy in closing down perfectly good houses and permanently reducing sheltered housing provision in the fastest-growing town in the country, where we are all steadily ageing just like anywhere else.
The outcome of this debate is already known, but it will at least be an opportunity to expose CBC's hypocrisy in closing down perfectly good houses and permanently reducing sheltered housing provision in the fastest-growing town in the country, where we are all steadily ageing just like anywhere else. Boris
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6:31pm Fri 30 Nov 12

GreensteadResident says...

Everyone is very quiet on the sheltered housing sell off.

It'll be the turn of council house and flat tenants soon.

Since the so called Decent Homes and solar panel programme council properties are becoming more and more rundown due to lack of repairs.

A huge number of council homes are riddled with damp and have very poor heat insulation etc.,

How long before Colchester's housing stock is sold off?
Everyone is very quiet on the sheltered housing sell off. It'll be the turn of council house and flat tenants soon. Since the so called Decent Homes and solar panel programme council properties are becoming more and more rundown due to lack of repairs. A huge number of council homes are riddled with damp and have very poor heat insulation etc., How long before Colchester's housing stock is sold off? GreensteadResident
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