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LBWF Housing are breaking the rules, and the law, AGAIN!

8 July 2021 | By Billy Gibbons | No Comments | Filed in: Blog.

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I discovered yesterday that Waltham Forest Housing are not following their own policies, by placing me under a single point of contact, FOR ASKING QUESTIONS! What are housing afraid of? Why are they hiding the facts? Why are they not following the rules and getting away with it? Why do my questions and emails not • Read More »

Waltham Forest Council Caught Out Again

23 June 2021 | By Billy Gibbons | No Comments | Filed in: Blog.

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Yes, and it was so easy. Ask Waltham Forest Council a question, then a couple of days later, email the information Officer a “Freedom Of Information” request, asking for documents to substantiate the original question, then compare both responses. In theory, they should match. I did this, and the answers were different. I then forwarded • Read More »

LB Waltham Forest… again!

17 June 2021 | By Billy Gibbons | No Comments | Filed in: Blog.

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Is it me, or does anyone else have to raise at least one complaint (normally several) everytime they contact Waltham Forest council? So far this week, I have had a missed call back, which I have sought compensation for, and an FOI request fulfilled by Housing with incorrect data (as it should show my data • Read More »

New week, same old mistakes

14 June 2021 | By Billy Gibbons | No Comments | Filed in: Blog.

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When will Waltham Forest Council ever get things right? So many mistakes in one day alone, yet more complaints raised. No call back when requested, phone system put me through to private voicemail system, then cut me off after 15 mins. Needless to say, a complaint was raised, to improve the service. I even volunteered • Read More »

Redirects, Reviews And Other Animals

11 June 2021 | By Billy Gibbons | No Comments | Filed in: Blog.

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The stream, scheduled for tonight, has been postponed. It has been so long since I last streamed, I am still attempting to get the keys working. In other news… The planned call back from the ombudsman did not take place, as expected. I am having issues with the Information Commissioner retrieving my own data from • Read More »

So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish

7 June 2021 | By Billy Gibbons | No Comments | Filed in: Blog.

Things only get more bizarre! I now have a letter from the head of Tenancy at Waltham Forest Council, withdrawing the recent letter issuing a SPOC and advising she will be reveiwing this in 28 days. My response: This is not sufficient, especially after the 15 months you and your staff have put me through! • Read More »

Callback From Ombudsman

4 June 2021 | By Billy Gibbons | No Comments | Filed in: Blog.

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Well, after a slightly longer delay than expected, the nice man at the Housing Ombudsman called me this afternoon. I pointed out all the errors Waltham Forest Council have done since the ruling on 4 May 2021, and explained a few of the untruths that have been noted, and he is going to contact them • Read More »

Live Stream

4 June 2021 | By Billy Gibbons | No Comments | Filed in: Blog.

I have finally taken the step of scheduling a live stream on my new YouTube Channel. I have set it for 7 June 2021 at 10pm BST. I have chosen this time for various reasons, mostly because I have better internet at that time and it is cooler in the evening. I hope to see • Read More »

My podcast has moved!

3 June 2021 | By Billy Gibbons | No Comments | Filed in: Blog.

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I know, I’ve only been with Soundcloud for a couple of weeks, but as they have a limit of 3 hours, I decided to start looking elsewhere. Then I discovered Anchor.fm. It has a nice, clean and simple interface. I didn’t import my Soundcloud stuff, as I wanted to experience the site as a novice, • Read More »

Positive Waves…

2 June 2021 | By Billy Gibbons | No Comments | Filed in: Blog.

Thanks to Tam and Gina (yes, another Gina, lol) I feel as though finally the tide has turned. Not only have I had support from NELFT Talking Therapies (sorry Sasha) but now The Hate Crime “crew” are giving me good assistance. They have a plan going forward and I feel that together we can make • Read More »