To: Places for People Homes

Places for People Service Charges (Bellamy Road, Mansfield)

Places for People Service Charges (Bellamy Road, Mansfield)

Provide the community cleaning services that are paid for weekly by 116 PFP Households on Bellamy Road, Mansfield we pay a combined total of nearly £1,000 per week (Average £6-8 pw per household) on top of over £500,000 per year in rents and need a Dedicated "Full-Time" Caretaker.

You can also sign this petition in person just ask your local Avon representative FAY when she calls in the next couple of weeks.

PLACES FOR PEOPLE RESPONSE: 24th October 2017

Bellamy Road, Mansfield – Landscaping and Cleaning

I am writing to you as you have created an online petition on the 38 degrees website regarding cleaning and landscaping at Bellamy Road.

Places for People Landscapes now supply both the cleaning and landscaping service at Bellamy Road and have done since April 2016. Prior to this the service was supplied by Places for People Landscapes (landscaping) and Places for People Site Services (cleaning and caretaking). The current service delivery is based on a mobile model for both elements of the work.

Our landscapes team visit fortnightly throughout the year for a full day with 2 additional ½ day visits carried out during the month on a variable basis as needed. This is the same frequency as prior to April 2016.

A separate cleaning team visits site three times a week throughout the year to carry out the internal cleaning. The attendance days are Monday and Wednesday for a full day and half a day on Thursday to coincide with the bin collection. Additional visits are made as required to collect fly tipping that cannot be collected as part of the routine visits and for specialist works such as gritting when required.

A number of tasks previously carried out by the caretaker are now delivered by other teams i.e. minor estate repairs are now carried out by our Property Maintenance Team. We believe the current model allows us to deliver services in the most efficient way.

The neighbourhood is subject to regular management audits for both grounds maintenance and cleaning. The grounds maintenance inspections scored 87% in July, 81% in August and 80% in September. The internal cleaning service scored 81% in August 2017.

In late September 2017 the site was inspected by our Regional Operations Manager who rated the site at 80% for the grounds maintenance element and 78% for the internal cleaning.


In relation to the general grounds maintenance the site is now in the in between stage between summer and winter and autumn leaf fall has started. We anticipate two further grass cuts before the full winter works start. Moss growth is once again becoming evident on footpaths and will require attention, the physical condition of the path surfacing will limit treatment options to chemical methods.

Our Contract Manager will continue to make regular monthly audits to ensure that the correct standards are being meet and improved upon wherever possible.

Yours sincerely


Pat Egan
Group Executive Director Affordable Housing
www.placesforpeople.co.uk

Why is this important?

All tenants want, need and deserve a clean community in which to live and your constant cost saving initiatives are depriving the community of the services that they pay for each week.
Since the removal of our previous estate cleaner Stuart, the area has become litter strewn and untidy, previous letters on this subject have been unsuccessful in securing a resolution and we feel that tenants should withdraw paying service fee's until we actually receive a service.

How it will be delivered

The signatures will be both emailed and posted to Places for People when we have the majority of all 116 households.

Bellamy Road, Mansfield

Reasons for signing

  • This has been going on for a while now and the so called Management at places for people have totally ignored our plight for a decent estate. When rang about this some months ago they made out that they did not know anything and just passed the book. power to us all .Make them be responsible for what we pay for.
  • They are taking our money and not providing the services they claim it's for. The "landscaping" service is poor, the promised planting improvement, tree reduction and car-park resurfacing haven't happened. I would go further, and suggest that as well as withdrawing our payment of fees tor these poor/non existent services, we should demand a refund.
  • Whilst Places for People are not providing the full caretaking services that we both pay for and deserve we also have to take some responsibility for the condition of this estate. We are responsible for putting litter where it belongs (in the bin) and ensuring our friends, neighbours and visitors do the same so that we can be proud of where we live.

Updates

2017-10-25 09:14:03 +0100

Places For People have responded to this online / offline petition, their full letter can be seen on the campaign page at:

goo.gl/MjxwUW

2017-09-19 10:52:06 +0100

Don't forget, you can also sign this petition by asking your Avon rep Fay, she will be bringing around the paper petition when she collects your beauty product orders, so whilst you are looking in her catalogue for beauty products, think of making this estate beautiful too.

2017-09-19 10:33:55 +0100

I know some people may think "Oh I don't need to sign that petition, the council pay's my rent and service charges", but if you want to live in a clean environment, you should support this campaign and sign the petition, it only takes a minute, don't sit on your butt and leave it to someone else.

2017-09-19 10:30:16 +0100

Whilst Places for People are not providing the full caretaking services that we both pay for and deserve we also have to take some responsibility for the condition of this estate. We are responsible for putting litter where it belongs (in the bin) and ensuring our friends, neighbours and visitors do the same so that we can be proud of where we live.

2017-09-18 13:15:23 +0100

Lates update: All of the directors/chairman/management at Places for People Homes have been invited to sign our petition and act upon it, we will get there soon.

2017-09-18 13:00:30 +0100

Nearly a third of all residents have already signed the petition in only a few short days, via the forms circulating with your Avon lady Fay and this website. Nice going !!! Spread the word.

2017-09-18 11:40:27 +0100

10 signatures reached

2017-09-18 10:29:59 +0100

You DO NOT need to make a donation to 38 Degrees to sign this petition, this petition DOES NOT need donations.

2017-09-18 10:20:44 +0100

This petition os both online and currently circulating with estate resident and local Avon representative Fay, ask her for further details of you cannot sign online.