Cressdales: Home Group Tenants Demand Better!

Are you a tenant of Home Group living on the Cressdales development, Castlemilk?  Your neighbours have joined Living Rent and are organising to improve life in your neighbourhood by demanding flytipping is addressed, rotten fencing is replaced and the service charge is renegotiated, by building support for the collective demands in this letter.  

Have a read, put your name down and join the union so that you and your neighbours can build community power and improve the quality of life in your area!

Please sign with your full name, your address and contact details.

Cressdale Living Rent Members 


Dear  Cllr Kelly, Ms Armour and Mr. McLetchie,

We are writing to you as tenants of Home Group living on the Cressdales development in Castlemilk, Glasgow, in your respective capacities as Convenor of the GCC Neighbourhood, Housing and Public Realm Committee, Home Group Lead Engagement Advisor, and Novus Contract Manager for the Central Belt, with the following reasonable demands regarding the quality and cost of living on our scheme:

1. We reasonably demand that the fly-tipping hotspots in our neighbourhood are cleared. In addition, we reasonably demand that GCC ensures that all residents are clearly informed of the GCC decision to scrap the bulk-uplift charge, when this decision comes into effect, and where and when collections will take place going forward.

2. We reasonably demand a negotiation on a rebate of the service charge made to all tenants for the period which service was not provided during the pandemic. Furthermore we wish to negotiate an appropriate level service charge made to all tenants going forward.

3. We reasonably demand that all the rotten wooden fencing on the scheme is removed and replaced with appropriate, weatherproof fencing.

We propose that negotiation on these demands takes place in a face-to-face meeting between yourselves and a delegation of our neighbours at a local venue. We look forward to hearing back from you by and making arrangements for such a meeting, and moving forwards constructively.

Will you sign?

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  • James Roberts
    published this page in Castlemilk 2022-03-14 12:21:57 +0000