Residents take the keys to new homes

Samantha Preston takes the keys to her new home in Colchester

Samantha Preston takes the keys to her new home in Colchester

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The keys have been handed over for the first affordable houses on a Colchester development.

A total of 110 new homes are being built on the new Brook Street project.

Colne housing association will own 72 of which the first 33 are completed.

The project is in partnership with Colchester Council and the rest of the site is due to be completed next year.

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4:31pm Fri 1 Aug 14

TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell says...

Consider yourself extremely lucky and put your hands together and give thanks.
Like myself 25 years ago.
1. You have been given a brand new home at the cost of hundreds of thousands of pounds in a nice area.
2. The rent will be paltry compared to those in the private sector.
3. No maintenance bills mmmmm aren't we lucky?
4. You will be nannied by the system all and sundry.
IN RETURN PLEASE
No gnomes in the front garden
No dodgy Christmas lighting!
Please do not invite any friends around who have just passed their driving test, driving cherry bomb exhaust hot hatchbacks all souped up. Get them to invest in a bottle of spot cream of the higher branding, instead of wasting their money pretending they are fast and furios.
The world does not owe us a living, but when we do get a hand out from the system let us all appreciate it with wonder.
Congratulations of course to your new homes.
My commiserations to the thousands that are stranded in no mans land, in private rented rackmanite accommodation and elsewhere.
Consider yourself extremely lucky and put your hands together and give thanks. Like myself 25 years ago. 1. You have been given a brand new home at the cost of hundreds of thousands of pounds in a nice area. 2. The rent will be paltry compared to those in the private sector. 3. No maintenance bills mmmmm aren't we lucky? 4. You will be nannied by the system all and sundry. IN RETURN PLEASE No gnomes in the front garden No dodgy Christmas lighting! Please do not invite any friends around who have just passed their driving test, driving cherry bomb exhaust hot hatchbacks all souped up. Get them to invest in a bottle of spot cream of the higher branding, instead of wasting their money pretending they are fast and furios. The world does not owe us a living, but when we do get a hand out from the system let us all appreciate it with wonder. Congratulations of course to your new homes. My commiserations to the thousands that are stranded in no mans land, in private rented rackmanite accommodation and elsewhere. TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell
  • Score: 160

4:49pm Fri 1 Aug 14

friday_woods says...

New houses for single mothers!
New houses for single mothers! friday_woods
  • Score: 77

9:04pm Fri 1 Aug 14

mirokou says...

I await the backlash , but i just wonder how many of these homes , as a percentage , go to single mothers with no idea of the father or fathers , have failed to take a personal responsibility into their lives and have no financial assistance from the male partner responsible for the consequences , have never worked a day in their life and do not see this as a gift from the state but as an entitlement…. I would like to think the social and affordable housing goes to those who show they take a responsibility in life are grateful for the over generosity of the welfare state but just need a step up. Step up the do gooders
I await the backlash , but i just wonder how many of these homes , as a percentage , go to single mothers with no idea of the father or fathers , have failed to take a personal responsibility into their lives and have no financial assistance from the male partner responsible for the consequences , have never worked a day in their life and do not see this as a gift from the state but as an entitlement…. I would like to think the social and affordable housing goes to those who show they take a responsibility in life are grateful for the over generosity of the welfare state but just need a step up. Step up the do gooders mirokou
  • Score: 97

9:30pm Fri 1 Aug 14

sam vines says...

I feel sorry for those who work hard go through the hell of purchasing house only to have their hard work ruined by the selfish behavior of those who attitude is not my problem the council will sort it out then cant sell. Just look at cavalry barracks development abbey fields has turned into a dumping ground of littler and day time drinkers. Please do tell me we are only funding one of the flats in brook street for the pair in the picture and not a full blown house. And well done to Colchester council and the gazette for rubbing this in all our noses.
I feel sorry for those who work hard go through the hell of purchasing house only to have their hard work ruined by the selfish behavior of those who attitude is not my problem the council will sort it out then cant sell. Just look at cavalry barracks development abbey fields has turned into a dumping ground of littler and day time drinkers. Please do tell me we are only funding one of the flats in brook street for the pair in the picture and not a full blown house. And well done to Colchester council and the gazette for rubbing this in all our noses. sam vines
  • Score: 131

10:14pm Fri 1 Aug 14

stevedawson says...

Troll time.why oh why can't the job just be done with no anouncements for trolls to snipe at.
Troll time.why oh why can't the job just be done with no anouncements for trolls to snipe at. stevedawson
  • Score: -86

11:38pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Con Spirito says...

They'll love it. They can throw open their windows in the morning and breathe the pollution from one of the most congested roads in the borough. We lived in Brook St. 28 years ago, and had to move because of the poor air quality as we had a very young child. Then, the council talked of providing another route for traffic, thereby easing the burden on Brook St. Nothing happened. This will only become worse with more housing and no traffic infrastructure. It's a shame for the residents, to have to endure this.
They'll love it. They can throw open their windows in the morning and breathe the pollution from one of the most congested roads in the borough. We lived in Brook St. 28 years ago, and had to move because of the poor air quality as we had a very young child. Then, the council talked of providing another route for traffic, thereby easing the burden on Brook St. Nothing happened. This will only become worse with more housing and no traffic infrastructure. It's a shame for the residents, to have to endure this. Con Spirito
  • Score: -59

12:33am Sat 2 Aug 14

sam vines says...

Con Spirito wrote:
They'll love it. They can throw open their windows in the morning and breathe the pollution from one of the most congested roads in the borough. We lived in Brook St. 28 years ago, and had to move because of the poor air quality as we had a very young child. Then, the council talked of providing another route for traffic, thereby easing the burden on Brook St. Nothing happened. This will only become worse with more housing and no traffic infrastructure. It's a shame for the residents, to have to endure this.
Yep 110 houses = another extra 150 cars approx just what brook street needs every morning and evening due to this towns love of roundabouts near traffic lights plenty of cars static running. CBC are doing their best to ensure south Colchester has no easy access to Ipswich other than going all the way to Stanway.
[quote][p][bold]Con Spirito[/bold] wrote: They'll love it. They can throw open their windows in the morning and breathe the pollution from one of the most congested roads in the borough. We lived in Brook St. 28 years ago, and had to move because of the poor air quality as we had a very young child. Then, the council talked of providing another route for traffic, thereby easing the burden on Brook St. Nothing happened. This will only become worse with more housing and no traffic infrastructure. It's a shame for the residents, to have to endure this.[/p][/quote]Yep 110 houses = another extra 150 cars approx just what brook street needs every morning and evening due to this towns love of roundabouts near traffic lights plenty of cars static running. CBC are doing their best to ensure south Colchester has no easy access to Ipswich other than going all the way to Stanway. sam vines
  • Score: 64

2:08pm Sat 2 Aug 14

donttellanyone says...

I hate this cruel world it does not reward the hard working people me and my partner are at work more then we are at home. Somebody we know has been given a new house as she is a single room we could only dream of living in something like that how is that fair.
I hate this cruel world it does not reward the hard working people me and my partner are at work more then we are at home. Somebody we know has been given a new house as she is a single room we could only dream of living in something like that how is that fair. donttellanyone
  • Score: 69

4:53pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Coraniaid_ says...

TheBrotherhoodOfTheB
ell
wrote:
Consider yourself extremely lucky and put your hands together and give thanks.
Like myself 25 years ago.
1. You have been given a brand new home at the cost of hundreds of thousands of pounds in a nice area.
2. The rent will be paltry compared to those in the private sector.
3. No maintenance bills mmmmm aren't we lucky?
4. You will be nannied by the system all and sundry.
IN RETURN PLEASE
No gnomes in the front garden
No dodgy Christmas lighting!
Please do not invite any friends around who have just passed their driving test, driving cherry bomb exhaust hot hatchbacks all souped up. Get them to invest in a bottle of spot cream of the higher branding, instead of wasting their money pretending they are fast and furios.
The world does not owe us a living, but when we do get a hand out from the system let us all appreciate it with wonder.
Congratulations of course to your new homes.
My commiserations to the thousands that are stranded in no mans land, in private rented rackmanite accommodation and elsewhere.
You are quite right; with rights come responsibilities. I don't however believe that it is either your right or responsibility to dictate how other people conduct themselves, based on your likes and dislikes!
[quote][p][bold]TheBrotherhoodOfTheB ell[/bold] wrote: Consider yourself extremely lucky and put your hands together and give thanks. Like myself 25 years ago. 1. You have been given a brand new home at the cost of hundreds of thousands of pounds in a nice area. 2. The rent will be paltry compared to those in the private sector. 3. No maintenance bills mmmmm aren't we lucky? 4. You will be nannied by the system all and sundry. IN RETURN PLEASE No gnomes in the front garden No dodgy Christmas lighting! Please do not invite any friends around who have just passed their driving test, driving cherry bomb exhaust hot hatchbacks all souped up. Get them to invest in a bottle of spot cream of the higher branding, instead of wasting their money pretending they are fast and furios. The world does not owe us a living, but when we do get a hand out from the system let us all appreciate it with wonder. Congratulations of course to your new homes. My commiserations to the thousands that are stranded in no mans land, in private rented rackmanite accommodation and elsewhere.[/p][/quote]You are quite right; with rights come responsibilities. I don't however believe that it is either your right or responsibility to dictate how other people conduct themselves, based on your likes and dislikes! Coraniaid_
  • Score: -60

4:59pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Coraniaid_ says...

friday_woods wrote:
New houses for single mothers!
New houses for anyone who doesn't subscribe to YOUR idea of what is socially acceptable? Why how shocking! On what grounds do YOU consider THESE people undeserving. Perhaps you should put your prejudice to one side for a while and try treating people.as individuals.
[quote][p][bold]friday_woods[/bold] wrote: New houses for single mothers![/p][/quote]New houses for anyone who doesn't subscribe to YOUR idea of what is socially acceptable? Why how shocking! On what grounds do YOU consider THESE people undeserving. Perhaps you should put your prejudice to one side for a while and try treating people.as individuals. Coraniaid_
  • Score: -56

1:46am Sun 3 Aug 14

Assimilation says...

Just stop and look how Timber Hill and the Port Lane estates have turned out. Full of 16 to 30 year old scrounging single mothers, hoards of screaming kids and black sacks spewing out disposable nappies, fag packet and beer cans. Nice houses and estates turned into slums.
Just stop and look how Timber Hill and the Port Lane estates have turned out. Full of 16 to 30 year old scrounging single mothers, hoards of screaming kids and black sacks spewing out disposable nappies, fag packet and beer cans. Nice houses and estates turned into slums. Assimilation
  • Score: 47

8:56am Sun 3 Aug 14

Con Spirito says...

Assimilation wrote:
Just stop and look how Timber Hill and the Port Lane estates have turned out. Full of 16 to 30 year old scrounging single mothers, hoards of screaming kids and black sacks spewing out disposable nappies, fag packet and beer cans. Nice houses and estates turned into slums.
All part and parcel of the British KFC (Kids For Cash) generation unfortunately.
[quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: Just stop and look how Timber Hill and the Port Lane estates have turned out. Full of 16 to 30 year old scrounging single mothers, hoards of screaming kids and black sacks spewing out disposable nappies, fag packet and beer cans. Nice houses and estates turned into slums.[/p][/quote]All part and parcel of the British KFC (Kids For Cash) generation unfortunately. Con Spirito
  • Score: 40

9:38am Sun 3 Aug 14

davee16 says...

Right here we go with my say on this,firstly many years ago i was in reciept of benefits but got off my backside to build a small family business that pays the bills,i own my own home and am mortgage free.
I have grown up children who are holding back from starting familys because they are being sensible,one son has a very good job and in recent years i helped him with a deposit to buy his new home,last year he paid over 20k in taxes,my gripe is that my own sons/daughters cant afford to have a family and that is despite working hard.
Along the road from where i live we have a family where the mother has 2 children fathered by 2 brothers,one of her sons is now 20/21 years old knocking out kids of his own who surprise surprise are in care,the family walk along the street with cigarettes in hand,beer cans in hand and go to the food banks,the 21 year olds current girlfriend is now pregnant,and surprise surprise they have not done a days work in their life,this does not prevent them churning out more offspring that myself and my sons/daughters pay taxes to support,frankly im fed up with it,dont give these single mums new houses,home them in single family units away from decent hard working familys,if they have 2 children by different fathers cut off all benefits and just send them to feeding centres 3 times a day so the children can be cared for,give these new homes to familys who work or have genuine reason for not working(serious disability)these people are a drain on society,i kid you not but some 6 years ago an 8 year old girl said to my daughter(same age) "when im 16 im going to have a baby so the council give me a house,she had a good role model,her mum had 4 kids from 3 fathers.
I am sick of working 60-80 hours a week to pay for these irresponsible ponces who are a drain on our society,i suggest we cut all cash benefits and set up feed centres to feed those out of work,for which the adults will do community tasks-gardening for those who work-litter picking-benefits is for essentials not fags/booze/drugs-ran
t over but ive had enough.
Right here we go with my say on this,firstly many years ago i was in reciept of benefits but got off my backside to build a small family business that pays the bills,i own my own home and am mortgage free. I have grown up children who are holding back from starting familys because they are being sensible,one son has a very good job and in recent years i helped him with a deposit to buy his new home,last year he paid over 20k in taxes,my gripe is that my own sons/daughters cant afford to have a family and that is despite working hard. Along the road from where i live we have a family where the mother has 2 children fathered by 2 brothers,one of her sons is now 20/21 years old knocking out kids of his own who surprise surprise are in care,the family walk along the street with cigarettes in hand,beer cans in hand and go to the food banks,the 21 year olds current girlfriend is now pregnant,and surprise surprise they have not done a days work in their life,this does not prevent them churning out more offspring that myself and my sons/daughters pay taxes to support,frankly im fed up with it,dont give these single mums new houses,home them in single family units away from decent hard working familys,if they have 2 children by different fathers cut off all benefits and just send them to feeding centres 3 times a day so the children can be cared for,give these new homes to familys who work or have genuine reason for not working(serious disability)these people are a drain on society,i kid you not but some 6 years ago an 8 year old girl said to my daughter(same age) "when im 16 im going to have a baby so the council give me a house,she had a good role model,her mum had 4 kids from 3 fathers. I am sick of working 60-80 hours a week to pay for these irresponsible ponces who are a drain on our society,i suggest we cut all cash benefits and set up feed centres to feed those out of work,for which the adults will do community tasks-gardening for those who work-litter picking-benefits is for essentials not fags/booze/drugs-ran t over but ive had enough. davee16
  • Score: 64

9:45am Sun 3 Aug 14

mirokou says...

Seems to be a common theme on this thread..Colchester's hard working residents are sick to death of it's over populated social scrounging underclass that have been placing a detrimental affect on this town since its over development.. Appears the do goody goody posts , hand out money like its theirs to do want they with , are in clear minority..Enough is enough, Hagood Close, New Hithe, Berechurch Hall Road development, when we stop providing for so social scroungers perhaps they'll start realising life's not a free ride an start listening to sex education lessons at school. And no i'm not against people that need help that need support, just the useless lazy scroungers, the burden on society…As I look at this town I do wonder if Fenwicks regret buying W&G
Seems to be a common theme on this thread..Colchester's hard working residents are sick to death of it's over populated social scrounging underclass that have been placing a detrimental affect on this town since its over development.. Appears the do goody goody posts , hand out money like its theirs to do want they with , are in clear minority..Enough is enough, Hagood Close, New Hithe, Berechurch Hall Road development, when we stop providing for so social scroungers perhaps they'll start realising life's not a free ride an start listening to sex education lessons at school. And no i'm not against people that need help that need support, just the useless lazy scroungers, the burden on society…As I look at this town I do wonder if Fenwicks regret buying W&G mirokou
  • Score: 38

9:47am Sun 3 Aug 14

mirokou says...

davee16 wrote:
Right here we go with my say on this,firstly many years ago i was in reciept of benefits but got off my backside to build a small family business that pays the bills,i own my own home and am mortgage free.
I have grown up children who are holding back from starting familys because they are being sensible,one son has a very good job and in recent years i helped him with a deposit to buy his new home,last year he paid over 20k in taxes,my gripe is that my own sons/daughters cant afford to have a family and that is despite working hard.
Along the road from where i live we have a family where the mother has 2 children fathered by 2 brothers,one of her sons is now 20/21 years old knocking out kids of his own who surprise surprise are in care,the family walk along the street with cigarettes in hand,beer cans in hand and go to the food banks,the 21 year olds current girlfriend is now pregnant,and surprise surprise they have not done a days work in their life,this does not prevent them churning out more offspring that myself and my sons/daughters pay taxes to support,frankly im fed up with it,dont give these single mums new houses,home them in single family units away from decent hard working familys,if they have 2 children by different fathers cut off all benefits and just send them to feeding centres 3 times a day so the children can be cared for,give these new homes to familys who work or have genuine reason for not working(serious disability)these people are a drain on society,i kid you not but some 6 years ago an 8 year old girl said to my daughter(same age) "when im 16 im going to have a baby so the council give me a house,she had a good role model,her mum had 4 kids from 3 fathers.
I am sick of working 60-80 hours a week to pay for these irresponsible ponces who are a drain on our society,i suggest we cut all cash benefits and set up feed centres to feed those out of work,for which the adults will do community tasks-gardening for those who work-litter picking-benefits is for essentials not fags/booze/drugs-ran

t over but ive had enough.
Well said. :-)
[quote][p][bold]davee16[/bold] wrote: Right here we go with my say on this,firstly many years ago i was in reciept of benefits but got off my backside to build a small family business that pays the bills,i own my own home and am mortgage free. I have grown up children who are holding back from starting familys because they are being sensible,one son has a very good job and in recent years i helped him with a deposit to buy his new home,last year he paid over 20k in taxes,my gripe is that my own sons/daughters cant afford to have a family and that is despite working hard. Along the road from where i live we have a family where the mother has 2 children fathered by 2 brothers,one of her sons is now 20/21 years old knocking out kids of his own who surprise surprise are in care,the family walk along the street with cigarettes in hand,beer cans in hand and go to the food banks,the 21 year olds current girlfriend is now pregnant,and surprise surprise they have not done a days work in their life,this does not prevent them churning out more offspring that myself and my sons/daughters pay taxes to support,frankly im fed up with it,dont give these single mums new houses,home them in single family units away from decent hard working familys,if they have 2 children by different fathers cut off all benefits and just send them to feeding centres 3 times a day so the children can be cared for,give these new homes to familys who work or have genuine reason for not working(serious disability)these people are a drain on society,i kid you not but some 6 years ago an 8 year old girl said to my daughter(same age) "when im 16 im going to have a baby so the council give me a house,she had a good role model,her mum had 4 kids from 3 fathers. I am sick of working 60-80 hours a week to pay for these irresponsible ponces who are a drain on our society,i suggest we cut all cash benefits and set up feed centres to feed those out of work,for which the adults will do community tasks-gardening for those who work-litter picking-benefits is for essentials not fags/booze/drugs-ran t over but ive had enough.[/p][/quote]Well said. :-) mirokou
  • Score: 43

11:41am Sun 3 Aug 14

hughie-s says...

mirokou wrote:
Seems to be a common theme on this thread..Colchester's hard working residents are sick to death of it's over populated social scrounging underclass that have been placing a detrimental affect on this town since its over development.. Appears the do goody goody posts , hand out money like its theirs to do want they with , are in clear minority..Enough is enough, Hagood Close, New Hithe, Berechurch Hall Road development, when we stop providing for so social scroungers perhaps they'll start realising life's not a free ride an start listening to sex education lessons at school. And no i'm not against people that need help that need support, just the useless lazy scroungers, the burden on society…As I look at this town I do wonder if Fenwicks regret buying W&G
The worst part of it is most of them are not our own home bred scroungers but one's dumped on us from elsewhere.
[quote][p][bold]mirokou[/bold] wrote: Seems to be a common theme on this thread..Colchester's hard working residents are sick to death of it's over populated social scrounging underclass that have been placing a detrimental affect on this town since its over development.. Appears the do goody goody posts , hand out money like its theirs to do want they with , are in clear minority..Enough is enough, Hagood Close, New Hithe, Berechurch Hall Road development, when we stop providing for so social scroungers perhaps they'll start realising life's not a free ride an start listening to sex education lessons at school. And no i'm not against people that need help that need support, just the useless lazy scroungers, the burden on society…As I look at this town I do wonder if Fenwicks regret buying W&G[/p][/quote]The worst part of it is most of them are not our own home bred scroungers but one's dumped on us from elsewhere. hughie-s
  • Score: 39

2:44pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Dirk Diggler Knows says...

stevedawson wrote:
Troll time.why oh why can't the job just be done with no anouncements for trolls to snipe at.
I am very thankful for these announcements. Can safely say i wont be looking at that development for a new home.
[quote][p][bold]stevedawson[/bold] wrote: Troll time.why oh why can't the job just be done with no anouncements for trolls to snipe at.[/p][/quote]I am very thankful for these announcements. Can safely say i wont be looking at that development for a new home. Dirk Diggler Knows
  • Score: 32

8:23pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Con Spirito says...

hughie-s wrote:
mirokou wrote:
Seems to be a common theme on this thread..Colchester's hard working residents are sick to death of it's over populated social scrounging underclass that have been placing a detrimental affect on this town since its over development.. Appears the do goody goody posts , hand out money like its theirs to do want they with , are in clear minority..Enough is enough, Hagood Close, New Hithe, Berechurch Hall Road development, when we stop providing for so social scroungers perhaps they'll start realising life's not a free ride an start listening to sex education lessons at school. And no i'm not against people that need help that need support, just the useless lazy scroungers, the burden on society…As I look at this town I do wonder if Fenwicks regret buying W&G
The worst part of it is most of them are not our own home bred scroungers but one's dumped on us from elsewhere.
Hackney Homes
[quote][p][bold]hughie-s[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mirokou[/bold] wrote: Seems to be a common theme on this thread..Colchester's hard working residents are sick to death of it's over populated social scrounging underclass that have been placing a detrimental affect on this town since its over development.. Appears the do goody goody posts , hand out money like its theirs to do want they with , are in clear minority..Enough is enough, Hagood Close, New Hithe, Berechurch Hall Road development, when we stop providing for so social scroungers perhaps they'll start realising life's not a free ride an start listening to sex education lessons at school. And no i'm not against people that need help that need support, just the useless lazy scroungers, the burden on society…As I look at this town I do wonder if Fenwicks regret buying W&G[/p][/quote]The worst part of it is most of them are not our own home bred scroungers but one's dumped on us from elsewhere.[/p][/quote]Hackney Homes Con Spirito
  • Score: 23

10:37pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Assimilation says...

Whilst on the subject, when Colne housing association started up over 35 years ago you had to have an interview to make sure you could afford to pay the rent as it was more than a council rent.
Then along came Thatcher and f***** the country up. Colne pays to have these homes built, they own them, they pay for the upkeep, but they have no say on who goes in them, CBC are the ones that do. That's why so many multi kid single women get them rent and council tax free.
Start off with a one bed flat, drop another and get a two bed, drop another and so on. Normal working families and the genuine needy don't get a look in.
Whilst on the subject, when Colne housing association started up over 35 years ago you had to have an interview to make sure you could afford to pay the rent as it was more than a council rent. Then along came Thatcher and f***** the country up. Colne pays to have these homes built, they own them, they pay for the upkeep, but they have no say on who goes in them, CBC are the ones that do. That's why so many multi kid single women get them rent and council tax free. Start off with a one bed flat, drop another and get a two bed, drop another and so on. Normal working families and the genuine needy don't get a look in. Assimilation
  • Score: 21

1:55am Mon 4 Aug 14

Thegirlwithavoice says...

Did your parents not ever teach you not to judge a book by its cover. You dont even know this girl but yet still pass judgement.
Did your parents not ever teach you not to judge a book by its cover. You dont even know this girl but yet still pass judgement. Thegirlwithavoice
  • Score: -14

6:19am Mon 4 Aug 14

Con Spirito says...

Assimilation wrote:
Whilst on the subject, when Colne housing association started up over 35 years ago you had to have an interview to make sure you could afford to pay the rent as it was more than a council rent.
Then along came Thatcher and f***** the country up. Colne pays to have these homes built, they own them, they pay for the upkeep, but they have no say on who goes in them, CBC are the ones that do. That's why so many multi kid single women get them rent and council tax free.
Start off with a one bed flat, drop another and get a two bed, drop another and so on. Normal working families and the genuine needy don't get a look in.
KFC - Kids For Cash.
[quote][p][bold]Assimilation[/bold] wrote: Whilst on the subject, when Colne housing association started up over 35 years ago you had to have an interview to make sure you could afford to pay the rent as it was more than a council rent. Then along came Thatcher and f***** the country up. Colne pays to have these homes built, they own them, they pay for the upkeep, but they have no say on who goes in them, CBC are the ones that do. That's why so many multi kid single women get them rent and council tax free. Start off with a one bed flat, drop another and get a two bed, drop another and so on. Normal working families and the genuine needy don't get a look in.[/p][/quote]KFC - Kids For Cash. Con Spirito
  • Score: 20

8:14am Mon 4 Aug 14

super waluigi says...

Why is there so many narrow modes idiots on the Gazette forum?
Yes there will be single mums, and some of them will be stereotypical. But there will also be mums that are escaping violent relationships and unforeseen circumstances.
On top of this, there will be handicapped tenants and mentally ill people who need this help.
Just for the record, I was raised by a wonderful single mum in a council house and had to watch my mum walk around in rags, because her low wage could not spread far enough. I am in my 30's and own a detached house innColchester while she still lives in her council house on Monkwick. I still have an open mind and I do not judge anyone by how much money they have.
I hope that all of you narrow minded fools end up in social housing, or have children that do so that you can see the reality of life first hand without judging others first.
Why is there so many narrow modes idiots on the Gazette forum? Yes there will be single mums, and some of them will be stereotypical. But there will also be mums that are escaping violent relationships and unforeseen circumstances. On top of this, there will be handicapped tenants and mentally ill people who need this help. Just for the record, I was raised by a wonderful single mum in a council house and had to watch my mum walk around in rags, because her low wage could not spread far enough. I am in my 30's and own a detached house innColchester while she still lives in her council house on Monkwick. I still have an open mind and I do not judge anyone by how much money they have. I hope that all of you narrow minded fools end up in social housing, or have children that do so that you can see the reality of life first hand without judging others first. super waluigi
  • Score: -28

10:53am Mon 4 Aug 14

co2 says...

super waluigi wrote:
Why is there so many narrow modes idiots on the Gazette forum?
Yes there will be single mums, and some of them will be stereotypical. But there will also be mums that are escaping violent relationships and unforeseen circumstances.
On top of this, there will be handicapped tenants and mentally ill people who need this help.
Just for the record, I was raised by a wonderful single mum in a council house and had to watch my mum walk around in rags, because her low wage could not spread far enough. I am in my 30's and own a detached house innColchester while she still lives in her council house on Monkwick. I still have an open mind and I do not judge anyone by how much money they have.
I hope that all of you narrow minded fools end up in social housing, or have children that do so that you can see the reality of life first hand without judging others first.
Many of these "single mums"will be single mums as a result of having made bad choices. They chose to have the cavalier easy come easy go lifestyle.
Had they not heard of contraception ? Why should they que jump ahead of working familys ?
The street I live in is 50/50 owner purchased/local authority ,of the local authority a large majority are single parent.
I leave for work around 6.00 am come home from a days work at around 7.00pm working 6 days to pay my way in life to hear loud music going on until the early hours ,to hear various cars turning up in the early hours ,stereos blaring ,to be woken in the early hours by disturbances from these freeloaders.
Scrap the benefits for single mothers ,force them to work as I have to,you say your mother walked around in rags,with respect those on benefits should not be wearing designer clothes or having holidays or driving cars.
The culture among these freeloaders has to change if people want children do not expect others to pick up the tab.
[quote][p][bold]super waluigi[/bold] wrote: Why is there so many narrow modes idiots on the Gazette forum? Yes there will be single mums, and some of them will be stereotypical. But there will also be mums that are escaping violent relationships and unforeseen circumstances. On top of this, there will be handicapped tenants and mentally ill people who need this help. Just for the record, I was raised by a wonderful single mum in a council house and had to watch my mum walk around in rags, because her low wage could not spread far enough. I am in my 30's and own a detached house innColchester while she still lives in her council house on Monkwick. I still have an open mind and I do not judge anyone by how much money they have. I hope that all of you narrow minded fools end up in social housing, or have children that do so that you can see the reality of life first hand without judging others first.[/p][/quote]Many of these "single mums"will be single mums as a result of having made bad choices. They chose to have the cavalier easy come easy go lifestyle. Had they not heard of contraception ? Why should they que jump ahead of working familys ? The street I live in is 50/50 owner purchased/local authority ,of the local authority a large majority are single parent. I leave for work around 6.00 am come home from a days work at around 7.00pm working 6 days to pay my way in life to hear loud music going on until the early hours ,to hear various cars turning up in the early hours ,stereos blaring ,to be woken in the early hours by disturbances from these freeloaders. Scrap the benefits for single mothers ,force them to work as I have to,you say your mother walked around in rags,with respect those on benefits should not be wearing designer clothes or having holidays or driving cars. The culture among these freeloaders has to change if people want children do not expect others to pick up the tab. co2
  • Score: 37

11:33am Mon 4 Aug 14

sam vines says...

super waluigi wrote:
Why is there so many narrow modes idiots on the Gazette forum?
Yes there will be single mums, and some of them will be stereotypical. But there will also be mums that are escaping violent relationships and unforeseen circumstances.
On top of this, there will be handicapped tenants and mentally ill people who need this help.
Just for the record, I was raised by a wonderful single mum in a council house and had to watch my mum walk around in rags, because her low wage could not spread far enough. I am in my 30's and own a detached house innColchester while she still lives in her council house on Monkwick. I still have an open mind and I do not judge anyone by how much money they have.
I hope that all of you narrow minded fools end up in social housing, or have children that do so that you can see the reality of life first hand without judging others first.
Well super do you think its fair or wrong your mother still lives in a 2 bed house when you moved out instead of moving to a one bed house . The tax payer has had to fund the building of a 200+k house for a single parent family and will continue to pay for its upkeep and the deficit in the subsidised rent for decades even after its main purpose it was allocated for to house a child because its mother will see no incentive to move out when the child leaves home because they think they own it. So anger is to be expected .
[quote][p][bold]super waluigi[/bold] wrote: Why is there so many narrow modes idiots on the Gazette forum? Yes there will be single mums, and some of them will be stereotypical. But there will also be mums that are escaping violent relationships and unforeseen circumstances. On top of this, there will be handicapped tenants and mentally ill people who need this help. Just for the record, I was raised by a wonderful single mum in a council house and had to watch my mum walk around in rags, because her low wage could not spread far enough. I am in my 30's and own a detached house innColchester while she still lives in her council house on Monkwick. I still have an open mind and I do not judge anyone by how much money they have. I hope that all of you narrow minded fools end up in social housing, or have children that do so that you can see the reality of life first hand without judging others first.[/p][/quote]Well super do you think its fair or wrong your mother still lives in a 2 bed house when you moved out instead of moving to a one bed house . The tax payer has had to fund the building of a 200+k house for a single parent family and will continue to pay for its upkeep and the deficit in the subsidised rent for decades even after its main purpose it was allocated for to house a child because its mother will see no incentive to move out when the child leaves home because they think they own it. So anger is to be expected . sam vines
  • Score: 34

11:03pm Mon 4 Aug 14

super waluigi says...

sam vines wrote:
super waluigi wrote:
Why is there so many narrow modes idiots on the Gazette forum?
Yes there will be single mums, and some of them will be stereotypical. But there will also be mums that are escaping violent relationships and unforeseen circumstances.
On top of this, there will be handicapped tenants and mentally ill people who need this help.
Just for the record, I was raised by a wonderful single mum in a council house and had to watch my mum walk around in rags, because her low wage could not spread far enough. I am in my 30's and own a detached house innColchester while she still lives in her council house on Monkwick. I still have an open mind and I do not judge anyone by how much money they have.
I hope that all of you narrow minded fools end up in social housing, or have children that do so that you can see the reality of life first hand without judging others first.
Well super do you think its fair or wrong your mother still lives in a 2 bed house when you moved out instead of moving to a one bed house . The tax payer has had to fund the building of a 200+k house for a single parent family and will continue to pay for its upkeep and the deficit in the subsidised rent for decades even after its main purpose it was allocated for to house a child because its mother will see no incentive to move out when the child leaves home because they think they own it. So anger is to be expected .
I agree that single mums could give up their bigger homes in favour of a smaller one if the rooms are not needed, yes. But is that sustainable? For the record, my Nan gave up her council 3 bed house for a one bed flat 3 years ago because I nagged her to. But none of this is my point. Why is everyone assuming that may single mums get pregnant and milk the system? Yes, some do. But most still need help. The fact that this housing is a drain on your taxes is no worse than my baby being a drain on your taxes, or the fat mcdonalds eater waiting his byPass on the nhs. It's all nonsense. All cases should be weighed up individually.
As for CO2, I am sorry, but I can't even have a conversation with you if all you are going to do is narrow mindedly repeat yourself. Shame, but true.
[quote][p][bold]sam vines[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]super waluigi[/bold] wrote: Why is there so many narrow modes idiots on the Gazette forum? Yes there will be single mums, and some of them will be stereotypical. But there will also be mums that are escaping violent relationships and unforeseen circumstances. On top of this, there will be handicapped tenants and mentally ill people who need this help. Just for the record, I was raised by a wonderful single mum in a council house and had to watch my mum walk around in rags, because her low wage could not spread far enough. I am in my 30's and own a detached house innColchester while she still lives in her council house on Monkwick. I still have an open mind and I do not judge anyone by how much money they have. I hope that all of you narrow minded fools end up in social housing, or have children that do so that you can see the reality of life first hand without judging others first.[/p][/quote]Well super do you think its fair or wrong your mother still lives in a 2 bed house when you moved out instead of moving to a one bed house . The tax payer has had to fund the building of a 200+k house for a single parent family and will continue to pay for its upkeep and the deficit in the subsidised rent for decades even after its main purpose it was allocated for to house a child because its mother will see no incentive to move out when the child leaves home because they think they own it. So anger is to be expected .[/p][/quote]I agree that single mums could give up their bigger homes in favour of a smaller one if the rooms are not needed, yes. But is that sustainable? For the record, my Nan gave up her council 3 bed house for a one bed flat 3 years ago because I nagged her to. But none of this is my point. Why is everyone assuming that may single mums get pregnant and milk the system? Yes, some do. But most still need help. The fact that this housing is a drain on your taxes is no worse than my baby being a drain on your taxes, or the fat mcdonalds eater waiting his byPass on the nhs. It's all nonsense. All cases should be weighed up individually. As for CO2, I am sorry, but I can't even have a conversation with you if all you are going to do is narrow mindedly repeat yourself. Shame, but true. super waluigi
  • Score: -4

12:46am Tue 5 Aug 14

co2 says...

http://www.dailymail
.co.uk/news/article-
2605677/Mother-two-n
ever-worked-encourag
ed-daughter-pregnant
-council-house-easy-
life-benefits.html
http://www.dailymail .co.uk/news/article- 2605677/Mother-two-n ever-worked-encourag ed-daughter-pregnant -council-house-easy- life-benefits.html co2
  • Score: -4

8:38am Tue 5 Aug 14

super waluigi says...

co2 wrote:
http://www.dailymail

.co.uk/news/article-

2605677/Mother-two-n

ever-worked-encourag

ed-daughter-pregnant

-council-house-easy-

life-benefits.html
Quoting the Daily Mail. Oh yea, must be true!!!!
That is the most illiterate article I have read in ages. It is factually wrong, stating 12 year olds getting pregnant is something we expect from 'uneducated tribes'...
Seems like Daily mail readers are the uneducated ones. For the last time, yes, some parents are split, and the mother will be troublesome, but most are not. Same as every other walk of life.
[quote][p][bold]co2[/bold] wrote: http://www.dailymail .co.uk/news/article- 2605677/Mother-two-n ever-worked-encourag ed-daughter-pregnant -council-house-easy- life-benefits.html[/p][/quote]Quoting the Daily Mail. Oh yea, must be true!!!! That is the most illiterate article I have read in ages. It is factually wrong, stating 12 year olds getting pregnant is something we expect from 'uneducated tribes'... Seems like Daily mail readers are the uneducated ones. For the last time, yes, some parents are split, and the mother will be troublesome, but most are not. Same as every other walk of life. super waluigi
  • Score: -1

3:55pm Tue 5 Aug 14

SaveMersea.com says...

The trouble is it starts with London - firstly the Labour and more recently conservative governments that have given in to the social housing and benefit problem that they chose to ignore, also the immigration influx that now stands at 5 million people ! Then the councils move out tenants from London Boroughs because of the overflow and then distribute them all over the country and Colchester has now become over run. When will these councils learn to only build housing for working people who contribute to society, if you pay your way you should be helped, if you don't work you should be housed in a tower block altogether. Stop ruining our town and our country!
The trouble is it starts with London - firstly the Labour and more recently conservative governments that have given in to the social housing and benefit problem that they chose to ignore, also the immigration influx that now stands at 5 million people ! Then the councils move out tenants from London Boroughs because of the overflow and then distribute them all over the country and Colchester has now become over run. When will these councils learn to only build housing for working people who contribute to society, if you pay your way you should be helped, if you don't work you should be housed in a tower block altogether. Stop ruining our town and our country! SaveMersea.com
  • Score: 1

4:04pm Tue 5 Aug 14

super waluigi says...

SaveMersea.com wrote:
The trouble is it starts with London - firstly the Labour and more recently conservative governments that have given in to the social housing and benefit problem that they chose to ignore, also the immigration influx that now stands at 5 million people ! Then the councils move out tenants from London Boroughs because of the overflow and then distribute them all over the country and Colchester has now become over run. When will these councils learn to only build housing for working people who contribute to society, if you pay your way you should be helped, if you don't work you should be housed in a tower block altogether. Stop ruining our town and our country!
Tell you what, when you lose your job, lose a leg, or lose a someone and get depression and they shove you in a tower block with "all the others" let's see if you think that is acceptable.
What is wrong with people like you who feel to judge social housing tennents and tar them all with the same brush. Face facts and stop judging people based on money and race values.
[quote][p][bold]SaveMersea.com[/bold] wrote: The trouble is it starts with London - firstly the Labour and more recently conservative governments that have given in to the social housing and benefit problem that they chose to ignore, also the immigration influx that now stands at 5 million people ! Then the councils move out tenants from London Boroughs because of the overflow and then distribute them all over the country and Colchester has now become over run. When will these councils learn to only build housing for working people who contribute to society, if you pay your way you should be helped, if you don't work you should be housed in a tower block altogether. Stop ruining our town and our country![/p][/quote]Tell you what, when you lose your job, lose a leg, or lose a someone and get depression and they shove you in a tower block with "all the others" let's see if you think that is acceptable. What is wrong with people like you who feel to judge social housing tennents and tar them all with the same brush. Face facts and stop judging people based on money and race values. super waluigi
  • Score: -8

1:06pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Jenson71 says...

davee16 wrote:
Right here we go with my say on this,firstly many years ago i was in reciept of benefits but got off my backside to build a small family business that pays the bills,i own my own home and am mortgage free.
I have grown up children who are holding back from starting familys because they are being sensible,one son has a very good job and in recent years i helped him with a deposit to buy his new home,last year he paid over 20k in taxes,my gripe is that my own sons/daughters cant afford to have a family and that is despite working hard.
Along the road from where i live we have a family where the mother has 2 children fathered by 2 brothers,one of her sons is now 20/21 years old knocking out kids of his own who surprise surprise are in care,the family walk along the street with cigarettes in hand,beer cans in hand and go to the food banks,the 21 year olds current girlfriend is now pregnant,and surprise surprise they have not done a days work in their life,this does not prevent them churning out more offspring that myself and my sons/daughters pay taxes to support,frankly im fed up with it,dont give these single mums new houses,home them in single family units away from decent hard working familys,if they have 2 children by different fathers cut off all benefits and just send them to feeding centres 3 times a day so the children can be cared for,give these new homes to familys who work or have genuine reason for not working(serious disability)these people are a drain on society,i kid you not but some 6 years ago an 8 year old girl said to my daughter(same age) "when im 16 im going to have a baby so the council give me a house,she had a good role model,her mum had 4 kids from 3 fathers.
I am sick of working 60-80 hours a week to pay for these irresponsible ponces who are a drain on our society,i suggest we cut all cash benefits and set up feed centres to feed those out of work,for which the adults will do community tasks-gardening for those who work-litter picking-benefits is for essentials not fags/booze/drugs-ran

t over but ive had enough.
I have said for years that there should be a "token" system in place that can be used to buy essentials...not cigs/booze/drugs as the lattre of those three things are not going to aid getting someone out to work! I have been told though that this would be an infringement of that person's human rights.... HO HUM. Its an infringement of my human rights to spend my hard earned money on these people boozing and drugging it up and lazing around day after day but noone seems bothered about that.
[quote][p][bold]davee16[/bold] wrote: Right here we go with my say on this,firstly many years ago i was in reciept of benefits but got off my backside to build a small family business that pays the bills,i own my own home and am mortgage free. I have grown up children who are holding back from starting familys because they are being sensible,one son has a very good job and in recent years i helped him with a deposit to buy his new home,last year he paid over 20k in taxes,my gripe is that my own sons/daughters cant afford to have a family and that is despite working hard. Along the road from where i live we have a family where the mother has 2 children fathered by 2 brothers,one of her sons is now 20/21 years old knocking out kids of his own who surprise surprise are in care,the family walk along the street with cigarettes in hand,beer cans in hand and go to the food banks,the 21 year olds current girlfriend is now pregnant,and surprise surprise they have not done a days work in their life,this does not prevent them churning out more offspring that myself and my sons/daughters pay taxes to support,frankly im fed up with it,dont give these single mums new houses,home them in single family units away from decent hard working familys,if they have 2 children by different fathers cut off all benefits and just send them to feeding centres 3 times a day so the children can be cared for,give these new homes to familys who work or have genuine reason for not working(serious disability)these people are a drain on society,i kid you not but some 6 years ago an 8 year old girl said to my daughter(same age) "when im 16 im going to have a baby so the council give me a house,she had a good role model,her mum had 4 kids from 3 fathers. I am sick of working 60-80 hours a week to pay for these irresponsible ponces who are a drain on our society,i suggest we cut all cash benefits and set up feed centres to feed those out of work,for which the adults will do community tasks-gardening for those who work-litter picking-benefits is for essentials not fags/booze/drugs-ran t over but ive had enough.[/p][/quote]I have said for years that there should be a "token" system in place that can be used to buy essentials...not cigs/booze/drugs as the lattre of those three things are not going to aid getting someone out to work! I have been told though that this would be an infringement of that person's human rights.... HO HUM. Its an infringement of my human rights to spend my hard earned money on these people boozing and drugging it up and lazing around day after day but noone seems bothered about that. Jenson71
  • Score: 4

10:59am Thu 7 Aug 14

friday_woods says...

Jenson71 wrote:
davee16 wrote: Right here we go with my say on this,firstly many years ago i was in reciept of benefits but got off my backside to build a small family business that pays the bills,i own my own home and am mortgage free. I have grown up children who are holding back from starting familys because they are being sensible,one son has a very good job and in recent years i helped him with a deposit to buy his new home,last year he paid over 20k in taxes,my gripe is that my own sons/daughters cant afford to have a family and that is despite working hard. Along the road from where i live we have a family where the mother has 2 children fathered by 2 brothers,one of her sons is now 20/21 years old knocking out kids of his own who surprise surprise are in care,the family walk along the street with cigarettes in hand,beer cans in hand and go to the food banks,the 21 year olds current girlfriend is now pregnant,and surprise surprise they have not done a days work in their life,this does not prevent them churning out more offspring that myself and my sons/daughters pay taxes to support,frankly im fed up with it,dont give these single mums new houses,home them in single family units away from decent hard working familys,if they have 2 children by different fathers cut off all benefits and just send them to feeding centres 3 times a day so the children can be cared for,give these new homes to familys who work or have genuine reason for not working(serious disability)these people are a drain on society,i kid you not but some 6 years ago an 8 year old girl said to my daughter(same age) "when im 16 im going to have a baby so the council give me a house,she had a good role model,her mum had 4 kids from 3 fathers. I am sick of working 60-80 hours a week to pay for these irresponsible ponces who are a drain on our society,i suggest we cut all cash benefits and set up feed centres to feed those out of work,for which the adults will do community tasks-gardening for those who work-litter picking-benefits is for essentials not fags/booze/drugs-ran t over but ive had enough.
I have said for years that there should be a "token" system in place that can be used to buy essentials...not cigs/booze/drugs as the lattre of those three things are not going to aid getting someone out to work! I have been told though that this would be an infringement of that person's human rights.... HO HUM. Its an infringement of my human rights to spend my hard earned money on these people boozing and drugging it up and lazing around day after day but noone seems bothered about that.
Totally agree with the idea for tokens. I've heard the counter arguement that those who receive them will sell them on for cash etc - then put them in their name!! What about the idea of compulsary drug testing for those on long term benefits? And no, I'm not talking about those on genuine disability benefits but the long term work shy and lazy so and so's you see frequenting the town centre during 'working hours' instead of actually working?! I'm sure I'll get a minus score for my views but I'm sick of the sense of entitlement that some of the people of this town have.
[quote][p][bold]Jenson71[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]davee16[/bold] wrote: Right here we go with my say on this,firstly many years ago i was in reciept of benefits but got off my backside to build a small family business that pays the bills,i own my own home and am mortgage free. I have grown up children who are holding back from starting familys because they are being sensible,one son has a very good job and in recent years i helped him with a deposit to buy his new home,last year he paid over 20k in taxes,my gripe is that my own sons/daughters cant afford to have a family and that is despite working hard. Along the road from where i live we have a family where the mother has 2 children fathered by 2 brothers,one of her sons is now 20/21 years old knocking out kids of his own who surprise surprise are in care,the family walk along the street with cigarettes in hand,beer cans in hand and go to the food banks,the 21 year olds current girlfriend is now pregnant,and surprise surprise they have not done a days work in their life,this does not prevent them churning out more offspring that myself and my sons/daughters pay taxes to support,frankly im fed up with it,dont give these single mums new houses,home them in single family units away from decent hard working familys,if they have 2 children by different fathers cut off all benefits and just send them to feeding centres 3 times a day so the children can be cared for,give these new homes to familys who work or have genuine reason for not working(serious disability)these people are a drain on society,i kid you not but some 6 years ago an 8 year old girl said to my daughter(same age) "when im 16 im going to have a baby so the council give me a house,she had a good role model,her mum had 4 kids from 3 fathers. I am sick of working 60-80 hours a week to pay for these irresponsible ponces who are a drain on our society,i suggest we cut all cash benefits and set up feed centres to feed those out of work,for which the adults will do community tasks-gardening for those who work-litter picking-benefits is for essentials not fags/booze/drugs-ran t over but ive had enough.[/p][/quote]I have said for years that there should be a "token" system in place that can be used to buy essentials...not cigs/booze/drugs as the lattre of those three things are not going to aid getting someone out to work! I have been told though that this would be an infringement of that person's human rights.... HO HUM. Its an infringement of my human rights to spend my hard earned money on these people boozing and drugging it up and lazing around day after day but noone seems bothered about that.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with the idea for tokens. I've heard the counter arguement that those who receive them will sell them on for cash etc - then put them in their name!! What about the idea of compulsary drug testing for those on long term benefits? And no, I'm not talking about those on genuine disability benefits but the long term work shy and lazy so and so's you see frequenting the town centre during 'working hours' instead of actually working?! I'm sure I'll get a minus score for my views but I'm sick of the sense of entitlement that some of the people of this town have. friday_woods
  • Score: 6

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