Latest Consortium Update (24th July 2019)

Here is the latest update for residents from the consortium.

 

Can You Help???

many hands make light work

Following our AGM when three additional residents joined the committee, we are due to meet again on Wednesday 10th at the GPCC to decide who does what.

We still could do with more help, especially now that there is an opportunity to take some action to hold the consortium to account.

Ranger Walk 3rd June 2019

Monday 3 June 6.30 - 8.30pm
Free event Newcastle Great Park - Meet at the Great Park Community Centre
Join members of Newcastle Green Space Initiative (NGSI) and the Ranger on this walk from the Great Park Community Centre to Havannah Nature Reserve exploring its wildlife.
Booking advisable to avoid disappointment, but not essential. Please contact Sarah on 0191 2650564 to book your place.

Altering the Balance

scales of justice

 

 

 

 

 

Fibre Broadband Initiative

broadband leafletThree cheers for Sean Hood - a resident who has taken on the task of fighting for modern broadband speeds across the Great Park!

The last problem area is on Cell C Elmwood so we are appealing to residents there to support the initiative by signing up to use a superfast fibre package when it is provided. If enough people sign up, there will be government funding to pay BT Open Reach who will upgrade their provision in 12 months.

Chair's Report 2019

Report on the first year of GPNA

Update from Consortium

As promised at our meeting in March, here is the consortium's latest update, just in time for our AGM on Wednesday 22nd - 7.30pm at GPCC.
Come along or stay on after the GPAG meeting to enjoy a glass of wine, hear what we have been up to during the last year, and tell us what your priorities are for 2019-20.

Legal Challenge

The Great Park Action Group lead by John Atkinson, has been exploring with a lawyer ways of holding the consortium to account over residents' issues in the courts. He has arranged a meeting which co-incidentally is the hour before our AGM at the GPCC - 18.30pm on Wed 22nd May 2019. We meet at 19.30pm!

Furore Over Late Payment Charge

A significant number of residents are up in arms over the implementation of late payment charge, when they claim they were not invoiced last September.
Foolishly in our view, the letters were sent out on the Friday before a Bank Holiday weekend, so the recipients were not able to quickly query them resulting in a build up of anger and frustration.

A New Start?

snowdropsGPNA were unable to have any communication with the consortium during 2018. The officer appointed for day to day running of the management companies did not have the authority of the previous Project Director and was only able to make lists of issues, rather than resolve them. We wrote to the company directors asking them who the key decision makers were and how residents can effectively communicate with them in future.

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