Decisions and consultations about unneeded "improvements" at Salisbury Tower

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Dear Birmingham City Council,

Subsequent to my various previous requests for information which failed to be properly answered.....
Could you please tell me the following information, which I was unable to obtain from the supposedly consultation meeting at Salisbury Tower today.

1. In respect of Salisbury Tower, (i) who, (ii) where, (iii) how, (iv) when, and (v) for what full rationale (with documentation etc) is was or will there be one or more decisions for:

(a) replacement of windows;
(b) replacement of louvres;
(c) replacement of front doors;
(d) replacement of extractor fans;
(e) refinishing of communal areas walls.

2. What tenant consultation (i.e. genuine consultation rather than mere Wates Plc propaganda events) has taken or will take place on these various matters (a)-(e) above.

3. What effective measures have you taken to ensure restoration of a functioning tenants' Housing Liaison Board in Ladywood area after it was closed down for no good reason more than two years ago.

4. What genuine alternative means you have set up for ensuring proper tenant participation in the meantime (especially in view of the extensive "improvements" all getting scheduled right now).
(I appreciate the efforts in terms of Community Walkabouts, Estate Assessments, Community meetings, Block inspections, Block champions, and attempting to set up residents groups, but none of these can constitute any remotely adequate substitute for a Housing Liaison Board where the tenants can have proper competent informed discussions about proposals as they are taken through stages of consideration. I am aware of plenty enough people who have been willing and would be again to be members and officers of a Ladywood HLB.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Clarke

Birmingham City Council

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Our reference: 398633

Dear Birmingham City Council,
I note the failure to respond to this information request within the required 28 days.
This information should have been supplied long before the 28 days anyway.
Yours sincerely,
Mr Clarke

Birmingham City Council

Dear Mr Clarke,
 
Please accept our apologies for the length of time it is taking for us to
get a response to you.
 
Best wishes
Ben Harpwood
[email address]

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Dear Birmingham City Council,
I note the failure to respond to this information request within the
required 28 days.
This information should have been supplied long before the 28 days anyway.
Yours sincerely,
Mr Clarke

Birmingham City Council

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Dear Birmingham City Council,
Re Your ref 398633.
Thank you for this reply much delayed but with much of the information.
However there remain some significant unfilled holes which I will here number 11-13.
11. In respect of reply 1(a): What specific replacement parts for the windows can they no longer source? (And maybe also what problems result, why a problem.)
12. In respect of reply 2: "The capital investment programme is approved by Cabinet" - Exactly what was/will be approved (decided) and when?
13. In respect of reply 3: "...as they had refused to sign the relevant constitutions...." - On what statutory basis did/does BCC consider itself justified in ceasing to (a) recognise or (b) work with the Ladywood HLB in consequence of that refusing to sign?
Thank you.
Yours sincerely,

Mr Clarke

Birmingham City Council

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