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Community Policing – Operation Glamis

Eastendhomes – have they finally lost the plot?

Fear not trusted residents…..brought in at your expense are the Metropolitan Police to help them find it (See council tax bill for further details).

It seems that the old codgers on the Glamis Residents Association Board in Shadwell have been a little late in submitting some paperwork concerning the accounts. Though it also seems they are not obliged to do so under their constitution which was agreed by Eastendhomes. But hey! Get real!…. What’s an agreement – put it in the bin with the formal offer document and perhaps the predicted “Right to Buy” income……..

Eastendhomes interim financial director Peter Gibbs (who cost £101.000 to work from September 2007 to March 2008) sent a gentle reminder to the chaps at Glamis which was written on 6th November and arrived on Tuesday 10th November (internal post strike?) by registered mail stating that the documents (invoices – cheque books etc) should be delivered to EastendHomes by the close of business the following day. As an incentive to comply he went on to say that the use of the Glamis Tenants Hall “will only be allowed to such bodies and organisations as EastendHomes LTD may deem suitable”. Police action was theatened if the hall was used after 5pm on the 11th November.

Now, why would the Eastendhomes senior management team (total cost for 2007 £404,000 plus pension and expenses) want to do this over an undisclosed allegation that seems to take up valuable police time. After all even if the guys at Glamis made off with all the funds it would surely be less than the sums individual leaseholders will be forking out in the near future for “Major Works”.

Could it be that one of the committee members has been a little too vocal about service charges?

Or maybe the meetings in the Glamis Hall which saw the formation of EeHLFA – a borough-wide group, linking up leaseholders and freeholders across Eastend Homes Ltd estates to pursue their legal rights was a little “unsuitable” for the EEHEmpire.

News is still coming in on the Glamis story but you won’t have to wait for your Eastendhomes newsletter to find out what is going on – surely a full explanation is on its way from our landlords. We will keep you posted here. Let’s hope not too much police time or public money is wasted on this.

Update – Friday 13 November A meeting was arranged at 9.30am with Paul Bloss and Peter Gibbs and the Glamis Hall people. No progress was made due to Mr Bloss failing to turn up. Glamis Hall demanded written permission from EEH to open the hall for the pensioners which was given. No further news of the undisclosed allegations…….

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  • Everyone knows that the root problem with these people is the consummate and undisguised contempt with which Paul Bloss views all leaseholders and tenants. With some noteworthy exceptions I am pleased to say, too many EEH staff are fundamentally convinced that the properties are 'theirs' and that we are merely an inconvenient necessity. Paul Bloss really does not care what anyone says and that attitude goes all the way down to estate officers and others. There is far too much 'attitude', high and low, too little respect for us and an unhealthy opinion that Bloss and the rest hold that makes them nseriously believe they can do as they please, ignore what they choose to ignore, spend public money as they deem appropriate and if a little malfeasance or lying is necessary then that will be quite OK because nobody can touch us, anyway. Teflon has absolutely nothing on EEH. If Paul Bloss could be packaged and marketed he would have plenty of ready takers. Sad to say, none of those would be people we would wish openly to be seen with. RUSSELL BERRY, Glamis Estate

  • Everyone knows that the root problem with these people is the consummate and undisguised contempt with which Paul Bloss views all leaseholders and tenants. With some noteworthy exceptions I am pleased to say, too many EEH staff are fundamentally convinced that the properties are 'theirs' and that we are merely an inconvenient necessity. Paul Bloss really does not care what anyone says and that attitude goes all the way down to estate officers and others. There is far too much 'attitude', high and low, too little respect for us and an unhealthy opinion that Bloss and the rest hold that makes them seriously believe they can do as they please, ignore what they choose to ignore, spend public money as they deem appropriate and if a little malfeasance or lying is necessary then that will be quite OK because nobody can touch us, anyway. Teflon has absolutely nothing on EEH. If Paul Bloss could be packaged and marketed he would have plenty of ready takers. Sad to say, none of those would be people we would wish openly to be seen with.

  • Always having due care and respect for that which truly is confidential, EEH should be forced to provide and maintain consistently much higher levels of accountability. MPs are now subject to greater public scrutiny as regards their expenses claims. EEH must be no different. All should freely be able to see what expenses have been claimed by whom and for what purpose. EEH and LBTH correctly require this from TRAs. It is right, proper and equitable that we now know who has what and how it is justified. If there is genuine transparency then none can be suspected of any misuse of public funds. How long will it take EEH to put together a verifiable and independently audited expenses list for us all to see? I hope it would make very dull reading...but we may always hope for a mystery as opposed to a bodice ripper....or perhaps Hans Cristian Andersen will lend his expertise to the making of the tale.

  • It would perhaps be useful, before we enumerate East End Homes' virtues and achievements, for us to know who PAUL BLOSS is. This is the man who is ensconced at the top of the pile. This is the man who is responsible for the decisions that affect our lives. This is the man who gives the lead and sets the tone for our employees - yes, they really are OUR employees, paid to serve us, however much it may be unpalatable as statements go.

    I do not know who our glorious leader is. He is a complete mystery to me. To me he may well be a demi-god who from time to time deigns to attend to business brought to his notice. My understanding of the identity and character of Paul Bloss is vague, hazy, unclear, confused and inadequate. To me Paul Bloss is quite a mystery, almost an enigma.

    Many seem to sympathise or empathise with my genuine state of ignorance as far as Paul Bloss is concerned. I am sure from my own casual conversations that many intelligent and vital people on the Glamis Estate do not have a clear idea of who Paul Bloss is. The same goes for the others - we must examine them all, one by one, and scrutinise them so we may better appreciate and know their worth - but we should start with Paul Bloss, our own Big Brother.

    Please contribute positively and using due self-control as to language. We need to know Paul Bloss in order to understand Paul Bloss and since so very few appear to understand him at all we should pool our knowledge here.

  • It would perhaps be useful, before we enumerate East End Homes' virtues and achievements, for us to know who PAUL BLOSS is. This is the man who is ensconced at the top of the pile. This is the man who is responsible for the decisions that affect our lives. This is the man who gives the lead and sets the tone for our employees - yes, they really are OUR employees, paid to serve us, however much it may be unpalatable as statements go.

    I do not know who our glorious leader is. He is a complete mystery to me. To me he may well be a demi-god who from time to time deigns to attend to business brought to his notice. My understanding of the identity and character of Paul Bloss is vague, hazy, unclear, confused and inadequate. To me Paul Bloss is quite a mystery, almost an enigma.

    Many seem to sympathise or empathise with my genuine state of ignorance as far as Paul Bloss is concerned. I am sure from my own casual conversations that many intelligent and vital people on the Glamis Estate do not have a clear idea of who Paul Bloss is. The same goes for the others - we must examine them all, one by one, and scrutinise them so we may better appreciate and know their worth - but we should start with Paul Bloss, our own Big Brother.

    Please contribute positively and using due self-control as to language. We need to know Paul Bloss in order to understand Paul Bloss and since so very few appear to understand him at all we should pool our knowledge here.

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