- Peace & Goodwill to all on the
to know that the spirit of Christmas is
alive and well on the estate:
Isabella P..... was in the process of
giving a xmas card to another neighbour
as she was walking to the community
centre accompnied by Joyce N..., when
she was asked to john them as everyone
was welcome. Joyce N...
strenuously told Isabella P.....that she
wasn't invited, and that 'the 3 of you' had
'ruined' everyone's Christmas.
Joyce N... did not elaborate on who
exactly the '3' were - it could have
been a number of Santa's reindeers or
even the Musketeers, however Isabella
P..... had no idea what Joyce N...meant by
the '3' are, I together with Isabella
P..... and the anonymous 3, would like
to wish Joyce N... a very happy Xmas and
suggest that she continues to take her
recent burglary on the estate.
During the AGM held on Oct 1, 2019, the
company secretary referred to her recent
stating she was holding the owner of the
website responsible for it.
She alleged that on the Potter's Shed
page, it had been mentioned by the
contributor that she was on holiday and
claiming benefit, and consequently
as the website had published the
comments, she was holding the website
owner responsible for her burglary.
This is the most ridiculous and
illogical statement and cannot go
unchallenged. Had she actually
checked the contents of the Potter's
Shed page, she would have found
absolutely no reference whatsoever of
her being on holiday or of her being on
Out of all the items posted on Potters
Shed, below are the occasions when
'benefits' had been mentioned, and never
was 'holiday' mentioned:
1) Under the item 'Warmer Climes'
published 2018 - "I
hope all who live there and visit enjoy
the "benefits" they are awarded i.e.
vitamin D etc etc."
2) Under the item 'Ponderings on
'Nasty' People' published 2018: "the
unfair use of power in order to get
jobs or other benefits for your family
You have to wonder how the above could
possibly be interpretated as referring
to her either being on holiday or
collecting benefits from the government
for that matter.
Maybe she has become confused and seen
what she wanted to, or more likely she
was simply attention seeking and
possibly hoped to get a rise from the
website owner during the AGM thus
causing a scene.
An Update to the Knicker Thief item
Mystery Solved - just had a visit
from a neighbour who told me it was that
in fact she had removed the underware
from the Spinney yesterday because it
was raining. She believed she was
doing the owner of the items a favour by
taking them in, she certainly did not
want to cause any upset.
So to the owner of the items in
please contact me asap
as there is no contact information
for you on your note, I can tell you where
your garments are currently as this very
helpful neighbour has agreed to hang
onto them until such times as they are
collected by you.
And a big thank you to the resident for
her kindness which I am sure will
eventually be appreciated.
Update Monday 8/4/19: It had been
hoped that the owner of the garments in
question would get in touch to retreive
her property, unfortunately no contact
has been received.
appeal from a resident to have her
The following note was posted through my
letterbox this morning and I am
publishing it due to the request
contained in the note.
Unfortunately the author of the note did
not give her name or any instructions as
to where the stolen items should be
returned to, so I suggest that the thief
do the right thing and return them to
one of the committee who can hold them in safe
keeping until the person who wrote the
note contacts them, I imagine this will
be sooner rather than later as she appears keen to have her
items returned to her.
To the person who wrote the note - please get in touch with the
committee in the hope that your
knickers has been found and can be returned to you.
Rude Gesture by a Committee Member
What would you
say about one of our committee members giving the finger to a
resident for no apparent reason and is it acceptable behaviour
by any stretch of imagination?
people put up for a committee one of their responsibilities
would normally be to act in a proper and courteous manner
towards the people they represent, this particular committee
member dosn't appear to know the meaning of it, or more likely
chooses to ignore it because it makes her feel good. This
is a good time to reinstate this person's clipart in the hope
that it might dissuade her from future demonstrations of a
Is this the
kind of person we want making decisions on the residents behalf
- I really don't believe so -
Shame on you Mrs. T......!
memorable day in that this is the day that the
director and committee have shown just how low they
have sunk by removing a resident's washing post.
The have shown no compassion or understanding
whatsoever regarding her circumstances, in fact they
made no attempt to look into her physical abilities
as to why she needed a washing line near her home in
the first place. By their action they have also
breached the Disability Act 2000. When she
phoned the managing agents office this morning, she
was told that it was legal for them to do so and
that they had taken legal advice on the matter.
It can only be hoped that they did not go to the
company solicitor for this advice because he has
been shown to lie when it suits him because he is in
the employ of the director and committee and any
advice he might give could not be trusted and would
be highly suspect.
Referring to the 'Statement of Intent'
posted here, this is now in
progress, it is not only a human interest story, but
by the time the media investigate it could possibly
lead to an even bigger item in the future.
Beware of 'Guvvyy Jobs'
Four years ago one of our residents needed to
have a small boiler installed in her kitchen, it had
been recommended that she contact the
secretary’s son-in-law who at the time carried out a
high proportion of the official electrical and plumbing
jobs on the estate. At the time he told the
resident that he would prefer the
payment by cash, this she agreed to. He duly
fitted the boiler and everything worked fine
when asked for the paperwork and guarantee for the boiler
itself including a receipt for
the job, this was not forthcoming and as the
boiler was already fitted and cash had exchanged
hands, there was little she could do about it.
Recently the boiler developed a
leak and the resident phoned the secretary’s
son-in-law and told him about the problem,
during the conversation he told her as it had
fitted a long time ago he wasn't sure if it was
repairable but he would call out and take a
look. A couple of days later he called to
inspect the leak and said it required a rubber
seal and he would try to obtain a replacement. Two weeks went by
without hearing a word from him, so on
30th January she phoned him to find
out what was happening and was told that he was
unable to obtain a replacement rubber seal.
She asked about the guarantee on the boiler
itself – he stated that he didn’t give
guarantees as it was ‘a guvvy job (his terminology)’ – in other
words it was a cash in hand job which didn’t get
put through his accounts or tax return to HMRC.
He showed little interest in solving the problem
or even to suggest what her best course of
action would be to get the leak fixed.
Looking back she realises that she should have
been more aware, however she put her trust in
the secretary's son-in-law simply because he was
known on the estate and already carried out
official work for the director and committee.
It should be pointed out that this
particular resident never
goes for 'guvvy jobs' for major jobs
simply because as her background was in
insurance she knew the problems which could arise
if something goes wrong with either any work
done or an appliance, therefore always gets proper receipts and guarantee’s for the item
itself and work concerned. Had the
secretary’s son-in-law pointed out that this was
in fact a 'guvvy job' prior to fitting the
would not have been given the job. The
resident concerned hopes this will serve as a
warning to others when getting private work done
and to be wary of people who offer to do the job
on a 'guvvy' basis.
Parking Incident on the
estate - The AGM 14/1/18
husband brought up this subject and am sure
residents at the meeting were not aware of the occasion he
spoke of, so just to clarify here are the details, but
before that there is a little history which needs to be
aired so that everyone is fully informed.
When I first
moved onto the estate in 2016 this particular resident
informed me that if at any time there was no space available
near my property, that I was more than welcome to use his in
front of his garage. I thought that was very
considerate of him and thanked him, and only availed myself
of his offer when there was no other option available. Everything was
fine until an
who had been
bullied by him and which I had reported it to the
director and committee.
Some time after this incident
I received an email from the
secretary's husband, who informed me that
he and his wife have withdrawn their permission for me to
park in front of their garage and to never park there again.
So that's the
background - now onto the most recent incident which the
husband brought up at the AGM, this incident
in itself was
so unimportant in the scheme of things it didn't warrant
being mentioned on the website - that is until now.
ago I returned home to find that there were no unallocated
spaces available across from where I live, one of them had
as usual been occupied by the secretary's husband which is something
he does 99% of the time for all he has a garage and a space
of his own in front of it, the only time he makes use of his
space is when he is on holiday. So because there had been
no spaces available to me, I parked my car in front of his garage as
it was available.
evening the secretary's
son in law knocked on my door and asked me to move my
car as he wanted to access his father-in-law's garage.
I refused and stated that as soon as his father-in-law
moved his car and left an unallocated space free, then I
would move my vehicle, he then stated in that case
should my car get damaged it would be my own fault.
been at pains to point out whenever this parking issue is
mentioned, is that his wife is disabled and wants to
be able to park as near to his home as possible. Where does he get off coverting 2
parking spaces, especially when one reason he wants to keep
his space in front of his garage free, is so his son in law
can access the garage for whatever items he stores
there. For the record I am really not bothered where I
have to park as long as there is a spot available, that also
includes a spot in front of a garage which is available
the owner chooses to take up an unallocated space other than
his own space.
Incident on the estate 5/9/18
The following email has been sent to the managing
agent reporting an incident which occurred on the
estate early this morning.
I've been asked to report an incident which took
place early this morning as I know you would
wish to be informed so that you can take any
Early this morning well before 7am, a resident
was in her kitchen and saw a man on a bike ride
over to the garages situated in the car park, he
parked his bike and tried to open 2 garages
which obviously were locked and as he turned
round he saw that he was being watched, he
blatently stood there unconcerned and eventually
got back on his bike and rode off. His
description was thickset and about 25 years
old. There does not appear to be any point in
contacting the police as I'm sure, given
previous experience, they probably wouldn't even
People here on the estate are sure to be
disturbed about this incident especially so
after a number of thefts which occurred around
the same time last year. There is another
problem which needs to be mentioned - residents
who have carers going into their properties are
not always safety aware i.e. sometimes they
leave the key-holder unlocked and external doors
open while they are in the property and when
they leave. Is it possible for you to put
together a notice to be delivered to all
residents drawing their attention to not only
the incident this morning, but give them advise
on how to be more safety aware and to ensure
that their carers are also aware?
This incident will also be reported on the
website, however as I'm sure you know not
everyone has computer access hence the need to
have them notified by letter asap.
A Personal Vendetta perhaps!
One of our Residents appears to have been singled
out and targeted by a person or persons unknown, it
is felt - due to the nature of the incidents
alone, that it could be someone on the estate who
for some warped reason known only to themselves, is
All of these incidents started since the
washing line saga arose,
unfortunately now it appears to have developed into
an ongoing personal attack designed to cause maximum
Below is a list of incidents - it is up to the
reader to decide if this could be a personal
vendetta, although why anyone would go to these
lengths is beyond belief.
Confrontation in Swalebrook Avenue when the
resident was walking along when the Director
of the SRA stopped her car and started
shouting at this resident like a fishwife,
not only verbally abused her but threatened
her with physical violence, this was not
reported at the time as the SRA director was
involved so there was no-one to report the
Washing line vandalised
and had to be replaced.
Clothes line prop stolen.
comment from the resident to the person
“If you need it more than me then you are more than
welcome, in future just don’t steal it – instead ask
serious incident occurred early this afternoon (20/2/18) regarding a
residents washing line. This particular
line is an retractable
washing line houses in a grey plastic case, the case is fixed to the
wall – see image below:
Relevant information to bear in mind regarding this wash line is –
it holds up to 15 kg load in weight and the average wash load is 2+
kg, also please note that the wind speed between the hours of 9am
and 3pm this afternoon was 18 mph.
Lightweight throw/blanket was hung on the line.
a neighbour noticed that the throw/blanket was laid on the ground,
she returned it to the owner – it was dry, and had assumed that with
it being a little windy it must have become detached from the line
so she went to investigate and found that the washing line case was
lying in the grass – broken.
Wall Fitting which is
misaligned. Top of the
Given the wind speed, and the wash load – ask yourselves the
question – does this look like it was a force of nature or physical
vandalism? From the evidence of the wall fitting it looks like someone has literally given it a whack
with something heavy - possibly a hammer, which smashed the wall
fitting and brought the whole thing down. It is open to speculation to say the
least and highly suspicious given the objections against this
particular resident’s washing line, however it is a whole other
matter where criminal damage is concerned. The resident concerned
feels strongly that this could be a continuation of the vendetta
regards her washing line.
resident can shed any light on this incident, if you heard or saw
anything suspicious between the hours of 12 noon and 3pm today
please get iin touch with either the Committee or the website.
Another serious theft on the estate
A further serious theft on the estate - this
time a resident's car registration number
plates were stolen - it is understood that
the police had been notified at the time.
Notice delivered to the Residents 27/3/18
Electric Light not working.
One of the electric lights above an
undercroft has still not be repaired
properly, this issue had be reported to
the committee by one resident who had
been told that it had been fixed, it
would appear it has not and is
flickering on and off - this can be
highly disturbing for the nearby
residents and could cause sleep
Update 28/3/18 - This issue has now been
Recent Theft of Lead Flashings
There has been a number of incidents on
the estate involving the theft of lead
flashings from some of the apartments,
the latest happened overnight on
27/3/18 - A development on the above, a
further theft occurred early this
morning when the thief was disturbed by