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Wycombe housing transfer stalled by campaign

by Paul Burnham
Issue No. 2231

The proposed transfer of Wycombe District Council’s council homes to a private company has been stalled.

Council tenants have been opposing the stock transfer with mass door-to-door leafleting and campaigning.

On 31 August the council voted to issue a stock transfer offer document to its 6,148 tenants. But so far, that has not happened.

It appears that either the government is refusing to sign-off the package, or that Wycombe District Council is now reluctant to go ahead.

The council planned to spend £995,000 from tenants’ rents on the transfer bid, with newsletters, door-knocking, and a “tenants’ petition” asking the government to allow the bid to proceed.

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Tue 7 Dec 2010, 18:03 GMT
Issue No. 2231
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