Wednesday, 12 February 2014

A VOICE AT LAST FOR THOSE WITH NO VOICE?



STOP PRESS:`COUNCIL 

EMERGENCY PLEA FOR 

DISTRESSED TENANTS``

The dire plight of  Riverside`s Longtown tenants is to be raised in an emergency move at the Cumbria County Council meeting in Kendal tomorrow according to an unconfirmed report .

Carlisle Tenants` and Residents` Federation which has led the way in exposing the distressed state of about 80 tenants has learned that two councillors  plan a  surprise last-minute move.

And they also plan to raise other matters relating to Riverside.

The tenants cannot afford to heat their homes and are having to eat and sleep in one room because of rocketing fuel bills that are up to 400 per cent more than normal. The tenants said they had no voice- no one at Riverside was  listening.

The disastrous situation has lasted nearly two years and came after Riverside`s started to install solar panels and things went wrong. Boiler readings started rocketing.

Since the Federation exposure, other newspapers including the Daily Mail and the Cumberland News Carlisle have been working on the story.

And for several days the  lines have been buzzing like the soaring Longtown fuel bills as councillors and the local M.P. Rory Stewart,  lined up ways to help the distressed tenants of Longtown