By Ross Findon
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
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by Michael Henry
22nd February 2013, at 19:19:52
I have no problem with people with disabilities, I certainly do not want ex offenders or rough sleepers having social housing on the Island when there are far more deserving cases that need roofs over their heads. Fill them with over spill from the mainland, ex convicts, recovering drug users we are them importing more trouble and problems , you only have to look at the estates in Southampton to see the problems with gangs and criminals who actually end up running the estates for their own criminal activities. Your right just because your poor does not make you a criminal, but there is still astigmatism involved with living in bad areas especially when it comes to applying for jobs, I know where I have worked over here certain address's mean your job application goes no further then the dustbin. If the Island wants to move forward rather then building more social housing they should invest money bringing jobs here at rates above the minimum wage so we don't need social housing.
by Mark Hitchman
21st February 2013, at 19:10:07
Michael. some homes with carers are owned and managed by housing associations!! Southern Housing is the largest provider of care on the Island, check their website and you'll see. There are around 50 homes on the Island, maybe more owned by housing associations that run homes for mental health, learning disabilities, etc. Get your facts right before you post. Vulnerable people includes the list I mentioned, which includes the people I have already mentioned. How many organised criminals live in private housing, lots. Just because you might be poor doesn't make you a criminal, take MP's as an example.
21st February 2013, at 17:02:00
Mark Hitchman,Actually I am old and not in work, not because I don't want to work like most of the layabouts on the Island but because of my age I am overlooked for younger people. Get your facts right first before you bad mouth me I never mentioned soldiers or downs people, how could it affect downs people they would not be living in social housing anyhow, they would be in a home with carers. What is the point of building more social housing when Freshwater is swamped with it already, it just means more people on benefit and more crime, open your eyes and wake up to the truth if you can, the truth is the majority of crimes are committed by people who are in social housing which gives the law abiding residents who live on them a bad name, higher car and house insurance and hopefully the drive to move out of them.
by Lee Majors
21st February 2013, at 11:11:11
Theodore Racine Searle Born 1916 Died 1987.Very few tramps make their way to the island but one came in 1957 and stayed for 28 years. Theodore, known to most of his friends as Theo, was a tall, well built man, bearded, long haired and wearing several layers of clothing topped by a duffel coat. He always wore rolled down wellingtons. Well educated,nicely spoken and with good manners, he soon became a popular figure although rather a mystery to many. All sorts of rumours abounded about him. He was thought to have been born of wealthy parents and paid to stay away from home.Some said a failed love affair blighted his life. What we do know is that he was once a county and international trial hockey player.He was also a lover of music, played the piano and wrote poetry. He lived close to nature and often slept in woodlands and barns. Theo spent hours watching birds and animals.He never begged and always behaved like the true gentle giant that he was.A threat to no one. A real gentleman
by Mike Crowe
21st February 2013, at 11:01:25
"" Theo from Ryde back in the 1970s & he was a real character, ""Educated and well spoken too
21st February 2013, at 09:01:56
Mark, Social Housing is also for the low life drop outs that Michael mentions, but these people will be hard core from the North Island. When I drove through Freshwater at the weekend (I did not stop, nothing to see or do) I saw several men, scruffily dressed, drinking beer & smoking, they looked like they had had a hard life, you can tell as their faces were etched in anger & grief, but this was just the Social Club. When I got down to the car park there was a tramp going through the bin, he pulled out a half eaten sandwich & finished it off. Now, I remember the old tramp Theo from Ryde back in the 1970s & he was a real character, but this is 2013!! No need to go through the bin to get soggy foul tasting food, there is a Sainsbury just up the road, speaking of which, last time I went in there I saw two men outside, one asked if I had a large foot, so I ignored him, I mean what business is it of his if I have a biggish shoe? No, my first comment on here is correct.
21st February 2013, at 08:03:27
Michael, that's what social housing is for! So you don't like people with Downs Syndrome, or soldiers in rehab that have lost limbs, the retired, the person that's just been made redundant and had his home repossessed. You horrible man! Lets hope you stay in full time employment all your life, never become ill or old!
20th February 2013, at 19:15:14
This is from Spectrums own web site:- Signpost Care Partnerships provides accommodation for a range of vulnerable people, including: adults with mental health needs, learning difficulties or physical disabilities; homeless people; rough sleepers; vulnerable young adults; ex-offenders. Seems like Freshwater are going to get some nice people moving in as neighbours.
by geoffrey clynch
20th February 2013, at 13:16:40
has anyone noticed how all these unwanted and un-needed housing schemes are being fast-tracked just before the elections, vote these criminals out in May, sign the petition to get rid of PUGH and his government lackies
by Jim Buchanan
20th February 2013, at 11:08:28
No surprise there then. As for keeping the field, I am sure the 'special purchaser' is more than happy to offload this, as all the rabbit hutches they will build won't have gardens any bigger than a table cloth, as this would cost them more money to build. Turf and paving slabs are expensive these days. Give them less and make more cash.
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