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Ramblings, thoughts, facts and opinions about political things - starting point council tenant participation with my land-lord Camden council and council tenant reps plus other housing issues, and whatever.


Thursday, 16 August 2018

Tampering with Post

Yesterday [15 Aug 2018] someone opened a card addressed to me and stole money from it. I didnt know about this until around 11.30pm last night when I went downstairs to check the post and bring the rubbish out.

Its a communal area and workman/men [im not sure if one or 2 men] where in doing fire safety works to flat door of one of the flats in building. They where supposed to also do mine but didnt let me know they/he had finished on the door they where doing - I was in and could hear the works going on. Instead I get a note pushed under my flat door about re-booking appointment which I 'm [not] going to do.

The usual postman has been on the job 28 yrs he says - I had to ask him today about the card, what time it was delivered etc. I'm not pointing the finger at anyone as I really don't know who tampered with the card and stole the money. Its the first time this has happened.

Tenant upstairs and tenant downstairs and her b/f where around yesterday when the works on door started around 1.15pm as well as the workman/men.

The card was on a small bookcase one of the other tenants put in communal area, under 2 other letters addressed to me.

The post was delivered before 12.00pm - around 11am or so.

update 17 Aug 2018
The only reason I knew that the b/f of tenant in flat A was here was because I remember seeing him from my kitchen window sitting on one of the chairs in the back garden. He was in full view but with back turned facing  towards me.

He was sitting at top end of garden. I remember wondering why he was sitting sort of turned round facing the wall looking like he was doing something, I couldnt see what.  He could have sat on other chairs below my kitchen window out of view but he didn't. 

I didnt see but could hear the others who where around.

The more I think about who stole the money - i have gone through all those around at the time and now believe I know who it was - but I don't have actual proof.

29 Aug 2018
Housing officer not got back to me about the tampering and theft, the councils Twitter account has got back to me about a matter so will have to try that route.

Someone phoned me today  about rebooking an appointment re the fire door upgrade but I refused to rebook, for reason I informed the lady.

The problem with the tenant above and allowing her b/fs to chain their cycles up next to mine on rail at side of pathway leading up to the front door, obstructing my cycle has started again with bloke who I think since Sat 25 Aug 2018 has moved in.

His cycle was chained up next to mine on Sat and I needed to go out to get some grocies on my bike, his bike fell on the floor and I went to pick it up and thought no why should I. I called up to him/her but I was ignored so I left the bike on the floor. It was still there when I came back so I chained my cycle on rail on steps leading up to front door - obstructing access to front garden [this was where her previous b/f who had moved in used to chain his bike].

The current b/f with black mountain bike with yellow markings only came down to pick the bike up from the pathway after tenant in flat A came in. He and bike disappeared Mon, but last night he and bike appeared again and he and bike are still here. I don't know if he is same bloke who is supposed to be tenants 'nephew' who joined in with tenant when she verballed abused me outside not so long ago because I asked him if he was going to chain his bike up next to mine. Temper temper - selective maybe.

Update
Lastest b/f isnt the one who is supposed to be her nephew. New lastest one is another 'rasta' [wannabe maybe], short dreadlocks, not as bulky as the other one. Coming round here 'disrespecting' me where I live all because .... well, work that one out. Not good.

2 Sept 2018
I wasn't going to mention this but its started again today Sunday.

I was having a lie down yesterday [i get very tired at times and have days where I can't really do much] and was also trying to meditate when above me, I can hear the tenant banging about. This was around 4.30pm. Oh great I thought. Anyway I then hear drilling and and this went on for a little while. Tenant above is doing the drilling. She then goes out and comes back with a bloke to do the drilling. The bloke turns out to be the current b/f . The drilling and banging continues on and off up to around 8pm.

Today the tenant and b/f go off around the corner and come back and the drilling and banging starts again around 3.45pm. I shout out to tenant to pack the noise in, its Sunday ffs - she could have done this stuff in the week. She ignores me of course. The b/f seems to do as he is told.

The work going on seems to be a continuation of work someone from housing repairs was doing, which he probably wasn't supposed to be doing [and left the wood/board outside in front garden] and making all that noise, where tenants sister came down and told me to mind my own business.

I guess someone from the council phoned tenant up Thurs/Friday as around 9.10am she woke me up by coming down her stairs and shouting stuff [for my benefit] i only caught the end of what she said, which actually made me laugh - oh the irony. 'i spoke to the council about this, grow up' she says.

Grow up she says. Seriously she can be quite funny at times.

I think she does some things to provoke me and i think i'm not supposed to say anything about it.

 I think she has a problem with anger management judging from the exploding outbursts of insults and abuse directed at me over the years and even more recently.

I don't think she shows me much consideration in regards to how she behaves at times and the impact it has on me or even other people.  This is supposed to be my home, my safeplace,  what a bad joke that is. I am quite prepared to give and take, to even have some type of converstation with her to reach a suitable to both of us agreement, that doesnt involve shouting and insults but she isnt prepared to do that. Mediation via the landlord was offered to both of us a few years back, which I agreed to but she didn't. I don't think the service exists anymore.

4.4Opm - drilling and banging still going on. No notice, nothing, just like the new home owner next door [3 months now with the banging etc and it isnt finished yet who the tenant has at times shouted at about the noise and made threats to] and housing repairs. No consideration for others who may be affected by the noise nuisance.

update
6.40pm intermittant drilling, banging with hammer and heavy footsteps still going on.I can hear them above my radio.


Update
Its stopped now.

Ive just checked my emails - havent done so since last week and found an email the housing officer sent to me on Thursday 30 Aug 2018 at 6pm.

"Hope you are keeping good



"I have received a complaint from another resident in the block  that someone in the block is blocking  accessing into the building by chaining their bike/bikes to the railing which is preventing wheel chair users/other residents and their guests into the building. Please can you kindly ensure the said obstruction is removed to prevent accidents.



Thanking you for your cooperation."


Well Im confused, surely she means the tenant in flat C and her b/f - like the below photo shows. Its not my cycle. It was like that for hours despite me calling up to the tenant.

 

The housing officer doesn't even mention the tampering with my post and the stealing of money from it on council property

See what I have to deal with here. 

This is getting stupid/silly even for Camden council.

Hello have I fallen even deeper into the twilight/twiglet  zone as I sometimes call it.  

I can't reply to agent of the landlord Camden council yet I'm too stunned.  

Update 
I wonder if I'm being 'got at'  from below and above and which even the housing officer seems to be going along with their BS  - because  I didn't go along with the water leak 'scam' the tenant below was trying to pull off and dragged me into it - a 'scam' that 2 plumbers from the councils in-house housing repairs team based at Holmes Road, Kentish Town went along with? 

Excuse my French but 'fcuk off' all of ya. 

10 Sept 2018
Tenants b/f at it again last night, this time he chains his cycle literally on top of mine


so I go down and unchain my cycle from the railing to move my cycle to hand rail on other side and the front wheel of his bike ends up like below. Was like that for some time. I think he lives around the corner so why he keeps bringing his bike here and chaining it up obstructing mine is a mystery other than just to annoy me and anyone else who happens across his cycle obstructing the pathway, wheelchair users etc. How many cycles does he have I wonder? 




Why the tenants visitors can't chain their cycles up somewhere else [not causing an obstruction or touching my cycle] or bring them up to the tenants flat where she has a large patio they can be stored, whereas I have no such area attached to my flat - downstairs has sole access to back garden, is also a mystery. She'd soon moan about it loudly if someone around here kept obstructing her car. 'don't touch my bike' says the 'nephew' to me outside - that time when she exploded in rage at me for daring to ask the 'nephew' if he was going to chain his bike up next to mine. 'Ok I won't touch your bike' I says as I move away from his bike - 'Don't touch my bike ether I says' - only to be ignored by him and the tenant, and the currant b/f. Deep breaths.


11 August 2018

Came home from the recovery college today around 5.30pm and suprise suprise the tenant aboves visitors cycle is back again, chained up where I was going to chain my cycle - where I usually chain it up but where tenant above visitors kept either chaining their bike to mine, or obstructing mine. So chained my cycle on handrail where it obstructs access to the front garden and bins etc. 


update
tenant above and b/f have gone out - and left his cycle chained up as above. 

update
I am so sick and tired of this, just knowing the b/f and tenant are so near physically to me [in flat above] puts me on edge. Hearing them moving about above me puts me on edge, I try not to let it but it does and I hate it that it does. I don't want to go out downstairs for anything in case I run into either of them because I know I will have to say something and the shouting and abuse is going to be hurled at me again I know it is and it could turn really nasty. Hes staying the night it seems.

I phoned the police on 101 as Im at a loss at what to do. They are coming here tomorrow. I will also mention the tampering with a card that was posted to me and the theft of money from the card. I hope they can help because the landlord Camden council isnt helping with this at all as far as I can see. 

I don't have me 'boys' to threaten anyone with like one of her b/fs did to me some years back and spat in my face. Nice eh.  

update
Connected to this is this HERE 
Back in 2016 when the cycles first appeared in the communal hallway downstairs. Tenant reckoned they where only being left there 10 minutes sort of thing but they weren't they where there for hours at a time sometimes overnight despite my objections. 

I remember one day when i came out of my flat door to go downstairs a regular visitor to flat upstairs was coming out and we had a few words - he started saying the bs about the cycles only being their 10 minutes blah blah  - repeating the bs that tenant above was telling everyone i reckon even the landlord. It wasn't true. Funny enough I haven't seen him since then, he used to come here 2/3 times a week to see tenant above. He had a motorbike. 

I remember one day coming home and I was chaining my cycle up on the railing when I looked over and saw tenant arrive and get out of her car. Bloke arrives at the same time and gets off his m/bike takes his helmet off. I think it was for my benefit [why I really don't know] that tenant kissed the bloke full on the lips. He looked very surprised and I noticed he had a wedding ring on. I thought to myself I wonder if your Mrs knows you come around here so often.  

Did I mention the time 2/3 years back around xmas time when tenant above had some bloke in her flat redocorating with white paint. He was there maybe 3/4 afternoons until around 4.30pm or so. He dripped white paint of landing outside mine and tenants flat doors and left it like that. He left a blackbag full of newspaper he had used on the landing outside my flat door when he and tenant went off somewhere. 

I remember hearing him when in her flat once saying to tenant that 'you havent paid for this yet' words to that effect.  I didnt hear tenants reply but shortly afterwards heard her 'love making' noises. I thought ah thats how you're paying for the work. The redecorating works may have been done by a camden council housing repairs man I really don't know as they works had not be logged by the council as I checked. 

This was around the time when the tenant had caused water damage to parts of my hallway and bedroom walls and outside wall because she hadnt reported the leak from her toilet overflow pipe which was situated outside over the patio area which is above my kitchen and bathroom/toilet. The water was leaking for months probably and soaked into the walls. The landlord ended up paying for the redecorating of the affected internal area's. 

There had also been a leak from tenants bathroom coming through my living room ceiling. All evidented by photo's I sent to landlord and each time I knocked on tenants door and showed her the leaking water. I could have pulled a fast one and claimed all sorts of damage had occured that hadn't , but I didn't. More fool me eh, considering. 

Whilst all this was going on there was a report in the Camden New Journal starting back in June 2015 HERE about a fraud investigation to do with the councils housing repairs - last report Nov 2016. 

13 Sept 2018
The police didnt  turn up for the 1pm appointment the lady I spoke with on 101 made, they where probably busy. If they had come they could have spoken with tenant upstairs as she was also in. No sign though of b/f or his cycle. Tenant was in all afternoon. I had to contact police last year about the same thing and I thought it had stopped but not so. 

I just found out its a different bloke with the blue cycle -  his cycle was chained up again outside on railing earlier - my cycle had fallen to the ground on the other side its still there. 

update 
I need to move from here but I don't know where to and the only way I can get a move is via swapping with another council tenant. That isnt going to happen though because I would have to tell about the problems with the landlord and flat/building and the other tenants and who in their rght mind would move here knowing that? Yes I know I could lie/omit things but I can't do that, I really can't. 

20 Sept 2018 
The offending cycles havent been seen for a week. Not sure if its the strong wind or the late night action above thats keeps rattling my living room windows at 3.30am.

Two bouncer looking fellas turned up earlier in a car looking for a neighbour - see you again they says after the transaction was completed - very polite they where. Funny thing happened as well to do with me recording something, it was a blinder. 

28 Sept 2018
3.30am tenant having a late night session again, heavy footsteps above me, banging about 'groans' . creaking door or lid keeps being opened of late, I can clearly hear it. Ohh a loud thump on the ceiling. How wonderful. Turns me radio on to drown out noise, wonders how long it will be going on for. Last few days tenant has been noisey, only happens that maybe 2 days in the week she attempts to be reasonably quiet. Its a pattern I know well. 

16 Oct 2018
I couldnt help earlier but hear a neighbour on the phone [neighbour was speaking at [out] her open window plus my window was open - noise travels]. 


At first  I was shaking my head at the nerve of the neighbour telling her employers I think it was, she was ill and couldn't come in that sort of thing -  what a tale neighbour told. Shes lucky shes well enough to be able to go out all night until around 5am and then up chatting until round 7am then a few hrs sleep before neighbour gets up before noon to go to her 'other' job. Been ill for months apparently. How I laughed, seriously I did.

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Camden Council Housing Repairs

I don't like having to do another post about Camden council housing repairs and having to take the latest bad practice by the repairs team, and equally bad mannered council tenants who work for local government further - Ive had enough now of landlord and tenants taking the P. 

Maybe they think im a permanent soft touch. I get a horrible feeling inside of me, repulsion I think it is, having to deal with them.

The latest thing: someone from housing repairs turns up this morning to carry out work to upstairs flat - banging, banging, banging, lots of it. Oh great I think, noise from next door now noise from up stairs. I asked council bloke when I heard him coming out from flat how long he would be making the noise - all day he says and so I says blah blah blah, he gives an excuse and tenants sister comes down the stairs - doesnt live here - and tells me to go in and mind my own business. Hello am I missing something here - I live here, not her and she tells me to mind my own business. 

5 pm now and the banging is still going on. This is the second time they have done this work and neither time did they or the tenant show me the courtesy of letting me know about the upcoming noise. This noise nuisance is a stressor for me -  constant noise intrusion is a stressor for me and I imagine it is for many other people.Last time the banging was going on until at least 8pm.

Not letting other tenants know about upcoming noisy works is bad practice I think. I will have to get on to the Housing Scrutiny Committee about it - for what good it will do. 

Maybe the new cabinet member for Better Homes Meric Apak might think about introducing a clear policy about such matters. 

I think there is a review of housing services going on - management just say 93% [I don't believe it is as high as the figure they have given in a recent report HERE ] of tenants are happy with our service blah blah blah - so basically they don't have to do anything. As for their finances Id love to see how much repairs workers ie plumbers etc charge for their work and time, Ive not known any council committee look too closely at that one. Dragging me back into the BS that goes on.

update 6.20pm
Work was still going on at 6pm - it should have stopped at 5pm. I don't know what the work actually is other than lots of banging on the floor - in a small flat - work that should have been finished the last time. Law unto themselves. 

update 18 August 2018
Related to this is the carry on with tenant in flat A and the 2 Camden council plumbers who where dispatched to get into my flat because  tenant claimed there was a water leak in her kitchen coming from my bathroom. This started before xmas 2017 and I believe tenant is still or was recently still calling the council about this elusive water leak. 

The leak didnt exist, tenant even showed me area on her kitchen wall where the alleged leak was supposed to be coming from - i didnt see any leak - it looked like someone had scrapped into the wall with a nail or something. 

The plumber who first attended didnt see a leak but told me he saw a towel on the work top that was damp. I laughed at that one. The b/f was there not tenant. Plumber came into my flat claimed to hear a leak coming from under bath and so I agreed for him to take bath panel off. He had a look but couldnt find a leak that would explain any leak going into her flat. I did need repair though to a bit of the side panel near taps as water from shower had soaked the panel, [due to shower curtain] plus some other work - unconnected to a water leak going into flat below.

Anyway in the meantime the tenant was asked by me and plumber to note when the alledged leak occurs - and to let me know. Tenant didnt do this and continued to call out plumber. 

The same plumber came here again and claimed water was 'gushing' down under the bath and that they had a video of it. This wasn't what he said the first time he came and I said that to the plumber - I didnt understand what was going on as it didnt make sense to me.I contacted housing officer and asked to see this video.I'm still waiting. 


In the meantime the second plumber was called out as an emergency, at short notice to me when it wasnt an emergency. I complained about this as I knew there wasnt a leak but for some reason tenant was still calling out the plumbers who seemed to be going along with the tenant. I didn't understand why.

Second time plumber, housing officer and repairs manager/supervisor came here, had a look, went then later on housing emailed me to tell me along the lines: no leak witnessed/found-  thorough investigation - the case is now closed. 

No leak found/witnessed, oh what a surprise. 

Some people have suggested a reason why tenant is trying it on with the council and dragged me into it, but I really don't know the reason. 

Tenant previously had another b/f living there who had council flat a few streets away - he wasn't working so used to hang around the place and come out to me at times when I was letting cats in and out. Tried it on with me he did but I let him know I wasn't interested and he backed off. I didnt tell tenant about this.
 

Friday, 27 April 2018

Everybody Loves Good Neighbours


The other evening I had a very upsetting and unpleasant experience with a neighbour - a Camden council tenant who also works for local government.

I got into a 'incident' with neighbour, who started shouting at me outside the front door of where I live.  She swore and generally hurled lies and verbal abuse at me - why you may wonder? Because i asked the bloke she was with, whether he was going to chain his cycle up to the railing of the house. 

Well, 'all hell' broke loose and the shouting and cussing came directed at me from female neighbour. Blimey I though she wants an audience, shall I give her one? so i start shouting to draw more attention to the situation. 

Well the bloke with her joins in and starts with me, and he plays the race card with me [he is black] im white, neighbour is white. He butts in, we are arguing then he says 'you saying that because i'm black' or words to that effect. This shocked me, he was also threatening to take photo's of me and send them somewhere [youtube maybe] anyways he didn't maybe because i started posing for me imminant fame of our argument going viral on twitter or wherever. Infamy Infamy they all got it in for me - only joking I know its only some.

I was called all sorts by both of them, i'm a nutter, i'm crazy, i'm this, basically taking the P of the fact I'm not working, that I have some problems with my mental/emotional health - it doesn't mean my mind doesn't work, it doesn't mean that I am liar, or an idiot.  

I can handle having an argument, a few choice words here and there but punching low because you don't have an argument only  insults, anger and lies that are designed i think to try and belittle me, humiliate me - I don't like. 


And the bloke she was with [one of her 'shag mates'?] well, what a 'little boy' he showed himself to be. Thats not to say that every bloke who visits is a bleep bleep because some of them have been polite, even funny etc to me if i came across them in the communal area's or opened the front door sort of thing.
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10 May 2018 update 
I don't know if the attempt at trying to humilate and belittle me has anything to do with another neighour trying some sort of 'scam' with their landlord and dragging  me into it to which i 'objected' to.  How anyone could believe they could pull it off is beyond me  and as for the council employee's  who went along with it, what to say?


30 May 2018
Last night was a bad one for me, I was in a lot of pain and was trying to manage it and so I have to have a lie down and do some meditation. Then I can hear tenant above having an orgasm [ fake or real who knows] then I hear the bloke making a sound and then I'm thinking that has really put me off now so I get up and have a bit of a cuss about tenant and bloke as I'm thinking why is it that everytime the tenant has to make sure people or at least me, hears her when she is 'entertaining' a bloke, personally I don't want to hear that sort of stuff, maybe i'm a prude in that way. I don't hear any other neighbours making the same noise and yes its a noise to me and though the noise did die out for a little while she is back doing it again. I've had to listen to all night sessions with windows rattling, the ceiling ratlling, and the oh oh aw aw's above me head while I'm trying to get some peace and quiet.
Put a sock in it[her mouth]  - literally. In and outside of the 'love den' would help a lot i think. 


Update 1 August 2018
The tenant who lives in flat above me is called Petra Hind, [another Petra I have had bad experiences with] she is around 50 years old. In my experience she has a bad habit of talking down to some people, belittling them, shout and scream at them - selective I think. 

If I was a violent person, which I'm not, I would have knocked her teeth out years ago [many times feeling highly provoked by her and now more recently her and 2 of her family members] and I suspect she she would have gone crying to the police and council playing the innocent, holier than thou victim. 

I can't stand people like that, 'acting up' always trying to get one over on other people who 'displease' her, challenge her behaviour. I have had my fair share of experiencing people like that living here. I'm so tired of them. They are not my sort of people and never will be. 

This post HERE  
is about only the last couple of years of what I have had to endure living here. In my experience Camden council housing officers [the landords agents] are pretty much useless in dealing effectively with nuisance tenants and council members are much the same. Dealing effectively with mental health and Wellbeing and how it relates to your housing/living environment is a bad joke in Camden, they do fcuk all, thats my experience. 

I felt as if I was going to explode, the tension, the stressor. Do I keep it inside or do I release it outwards.  Do I hurt myself or do I hurt the other person/s. I don't want to do either but sometimes I feel so provoked I could burst into flames. 

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Judical Corruption?


When I was prosecuted in 2009 on the charge of non violent harassment of 3 tenant reps [camden council volunteers] to which  I plead not guilty - a summary, minor offence may I add, for writing things on this blog [as it happens] - things I noticed in the judicary system:

The only defence one of the barristers I was appointed by solicitor was that of 'free speech' - that was the extent of my legal defence by trained barristers. The judge who heard the case at the magistrates was changed at the last minute. I wasn't given any help whatever by my solicitor in defending myself, how to conduct myself at blah blab blah blah. I wasn't used to court proceedings etc and admit I made a mess of things due to no guidance or help whatsoever. I know a lot more now.

The 3 tenants in my view had obviously rehearsed between themselfs what they where going to say and possibly had help from police. They also had help from 'legal eagle' Terence Ewing who trailed alongside them at court. The DC from holborn police station - who charged me and who was at the court on the side of the tenant reps had tricked me and had unbeknown to me at the time stolen my flat door keys from the police evidence bag and went to my flat entered home and stole property.

When at crown court the 3 tenants tried to intimdate my barrister at the court, barrister told me - barrister didnt however inform the judge. One tenant tried to nobble the judge. 2 tenants lied on oath to the court as well as in police statements.

Oh yes when my barrister did try at crown court to mention camden council - was  told by the judge that the case had nothing to do with camden council. The judge at the crown court only turned out to have been a school governor in Camden.

I was lucky in some ways as it could have been a lot worse and it is a lot lot worse for some - it did make me see how easy it is to set someone up when they are pulled into the system. One of the tenants has since died, the other is still around [labour party member last i heard] and the 'useful idiot' moved away from the tenant participation scene quiet soon after the case and it was said he had moved away but was spotted in the area after that.

I havent forgotten how I was 'dealt with' how I felt when copper snuck into my flat behind my back and stole property, how my mother was dying and then died and how solicitor used this to get me to change my plea to do with  alledged breach of restraining order charge - to 'save' them from having to go before a jury.

As for the 2 firms of solicitors I used - useless really to me and I never saw the evidence against me until afterwards when I asked for it from the solicitor. Loads of points in it that could have gone against the 3 tenants, but never mentioned in court.  Lots of paper work that the tenants had sent to police that only served to make the court bundles big and time wasteful but with very little actual evidence against me in them - a tactic that at least some in the judicary have seen through.. Ah yes I also remember my barrister didnt receive court bundle til a few days before hearing - another tactic to hinder the defence.

I bring this up again due to some other cases I know of where innocent people have had their lives ruined, have had it a lot lot worse than me - they and their families live in a real hell as opposed to the bs one these dodgy tenant reps spouted - all for show to make themselves look the wounded party, holier than thou snowflakes who can't cope with much it seems and use the police, council, party members, to try and 'take down' anyone they don't like - lies and stitch up by all concerned - witnesses, police, lawyers, judges - and often there is local council involvement there as well.




Friday, 1 December 2017

Townhall employee found guilty

taken from http://camdennewjournal.com/article/camden-council-worker-made-list-of-277-vulnerable-pensioners-for-fraudsters

 

Camden council worker made list of 277 vulnerable pensioners for fraudsters

Social services records used to make list of targets whose bank accounts were drained 01 December, 2017 — By William McLennan

 

A TOWN Hall employee trawled through sensitive council records to make a list of 277 elderly residents which was passed to fraudsters who then tricked the pensioners out of thousands of pounds.


Charlie Heath admitted using his position to access the names and addresses of pensioners, but told Blackfriars Crown Court on Tuesday that he was acting on the orders of a criminal gang who had threatened him and his family.


The 23-year-old denied all fraud charges and said that, moments after printing off the list on May 23 last year, he had a crisis of conscience and threw it in a confidential waste bin at the council’s King’s Cross HQ. A jury rejected his claims and yesterday (Thursday) found him guilty.


The court heard that the list was discovered by police on June 1 in what was described as a “fraudster’s kit”, alongside the passport, bank cards and bank statements of a 79-year-old woman who had been conned earlier that day.


Mr Heath, who no longer works for Camden Council, told the jury that, after months of intimidating phone calls, he began to compile the list in March when the threats escalated.

He said: “They started to approach me outside of my work. They said they knew where my sister had worked. “I couldn’t leave my house. Every time I did people would follow me. I was scared to leave my house.”


He said he did not report it to authorities because he had “lost all faith” in police after they failed to prosecute a man who stabbed him in November 2015.


Mr Heath told the jury that he decided to give in to the gang’s demands after they attempted to break into his King’s Cross home on May 20 last year.


He said: “I couldn’t see my family hurt like that. On the Monday I went to work as normal and printed off these names. I then just left them and put them in the confidential waste bin.”

Asked about his last-minute change of heart, he said: “As soon as it left the printer I thought about the repercussions and I put it in the confidential waste bin.


“I was scared of the repercussions of what these people could do to these elderly people. I would rather get a kicking than someone else get hurt because of myself. I felt disgusted about it. At the last hurdle I decided it was wrong and threw it away.”

He added: “I have no idea how a list of names got from the confidential waste bin into someone else’s hands.”



The court heard that nine days later police officers travelling with sirens on through Forest Gate noticed a group of men running from a parked car. They pursued the men, arresting 20- year-old Shaheedul Abedin at the scene.


After carrying out a search, they found a brown envelope, discarded under a car, which contained the list of names and the passport, bank cards and statements of a pensioner who had been conned earlier that day by a man posing as a policemen investigating fraud.

She was also tricked into handing over £200 in cash. Everyone on the list was aged 78 or 79, the court heard.


Officers forensically analysed the list and found the fingerprints of Mr Heath’s neighbour, 22-year-old Sayim Ahmed, who was cleared of any involvement in fraud by the jury.


They also found prints belonging to Mr Abedin, of Tower Hamlets, and 20-year-old Kawsar Ahmed, of Lewisham. They were both found guilty of being in possession of an article for use in fraud. They denied the charges, but declined to give evidence to the court.


The court heard that Mr Heath worked as a data “archiver” assigned to the children’s social services department and had “no reason to access adult records”.


But when the list was discovered, a review of computer systems showed he had been able to access thousands of vulnerable adults’ details over a period of two months.

He will be sentenced later this month.


update
27 Dec 2017

Camden Council worker jailed HERE


Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Rotherham Child Abuse

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/outrage-at-miserable-silence-of-rotherham-abuse-scandal-bosses-1-8740875

Outrage at 'miserable silence' of Rotherham abuse scandal bosses HERE


Former senior managers of Rotherham Council wouldn't participate in inquiry into how the council failed 1,400 underage girls.


Chris Burn, Multimedia Reporter

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Outrage at 'miserable silence' of Rotherham abuse scandal bosses

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Outrage at 'miserable silence' of Rotherham abuse scandal bosses

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Sunday, 25 June 2017

Housing Repairs Fraud Probe

 Wonder whats happened with the below reported case?

Back in June 2015 the local rag reported that:
A FRAUD probe is under way in the Town Hall housing repairs department and a manager has been suspended. The Town Hall has confirmed the investigation but said they will not comment as the allegations are still being looked into. A council spokeswoman added: “We are currently carrying out an investigation, so we can’t comment at this point.” HERE

Then in Jan 2016 a further report by the CNJ HERE
POLICE have been called in at the Town Hall over fraud allegations in its housing repairs department.

The New Journal has learned that a member of staff has been suspended for up to eight months while an internal investigation has gone on.

The council is taking a lockdown approach on information relating to the case. Its press office confirmed that Camden is “assisting police with enquiries”, although a spokeswoman said she could “not comment” further on the nature of the investigation or its scale.

Insiders are now questioning why the allegations have taken so long to be investigated and why the staff member remains suspended without pay – even though no formal disciplinary proceedings have taken place. 
Some with knowledge of the case are concerned that the official has not had a fair chance to answer the claims. 

There are also questions about whether the investigation will reach up to the top of the council hierarchy.

“What lies behind the feet-dragging is anyone’s guess,” said a source. 

The council has been surveilling how repair work is booked and paid for, it has been claimed by insiders.

The Met said it could not comment on the investigation at this stage.

The council spokeswoman added: “Our repairs service is highly rated by residents and we expect the highest level of customer service and professional conduct from all of our staff.”

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An update of the above from Nov 2016 HERE  about the prosecution of a supervisor.

Showers and shower pumps.

First it was reported that a Manager had been suspended.

Then 'insiders' questioning why its taken so long for the case to be investigated - questions about how high up the investigation will reach. 

Then in the report of 16 Nov 2016 above, a named Supervisor was charged.

I guess a supervisor is technically a manager of sorts but it may be that a higher graded person [possibly others].  the supervisor hinted at spilling the beans -  about others involved who got away with being prosecuted?

Update April 2018
My recent experience with Housing Repairs, 2 plumbers actually. It started with a tenant phoning repairs and claiming there was a water leak in her kitchen [the wall] , coming from my bathroom [above her kitchen]  then the local estate officer.

It was BS, I knew it was from the start but can't fathom out what tenant thought she was playing at, and why drag me into the scam and why did plumbers go along with it. I haven't forgotten the matter.

Tampering with Post

Yesterday [15 Aug 2018] someone opened a card addressed to me and stole money from it. I didnt know about this until around 11.30pm last ni...