REV. BRUCE KENRICK
NOW NOTTING HILL HOUSING TRUST HAS NO MORAL COMPASS?
TENANTS MUST NOW HOLD NOTTING HILL HOUSING TRUST TO ACCOUNT!
The Rev BRUCE KENRICK
January 18, 1920 - January 15, 2007
Presbyterian minister who founded:
NOTTING HILL HOUSING TRUST
INSPIRING and difficult for those who wanted to do nothing,
BRUCE KENRICK instigated MASSIVE social change in Britain.
When the Government eventually began to take the crucial issue of HOMELESSNESS and diabolically POOR HOUSING seriously in 1974, it was in no small part because of the process KENRICK had begun with the founding of the NOTTING HILL HOUSING TRUST in 1963 and, his triumphant moment, the founding of SHELTER at St Martin-in-the-Fields (Trafalgar Square), in 1966.
But having stoked these fires, KENRICK’s combative personality caused him to become increasingly isolated from his peers. Eventually and sadly he chose geographical isolation too, by moving to Iona in the Inner Hebrides - off Scotland.
He was one of the greatest of men that this country has ever produced.
KENRICK was modest, intelligent, idealistic, committed, a man of conviction - both moral and spiritual.
What a sharp contrast to the CORRUPT senior politicians of the LABOUR PARTY who indirectly control the senior management of the same Housing Trust today and who collude with the senior members of the local authority Housing Department, who are also members of the same CORRUPT LABOUR PARTY - even now the local authority has fallen to the Opposition Shadow Political Party, after some 38 years of authority in HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM.
The senior management of NOTTING HILL HOUSING TRUST of today who just attack and confront good tenants of NOTTING HILL HOUSING TRUST.
Born at Aintree, KENRICK was the son of a successful accountant and attended the Merchant Taylors’ School, Crosby.
During the Second World War (1939-1945) KENRICK served in West Africa with the Gold Coast Defence Force and as a paratrooper in Italy. He then went to the University of Edinburgh to study medicine, hoping to become a doctor. In the course of mission work with the Christian Union there, he switched to a degree in Divinity.
At Edinburgh University he met his American wife, Isabel Witte, a historian.
KENRICK’s mission work took him to New York, an experience that was to influence his plan for the streets of LONDON. As part of a Christian theology seminary at Princeton University, he took up weekend work with the East Harlem Protestant parish project, working among the urban poor, the drug addicts and the homeless.
On his return to BRITAIN he was ordained and recorded his Harlem experience in his book 'Come out the Wilderness', though the more prosaic title of its German imprint, 'Gott in den Slums', perhaps more succinctly describes his mission. He admired the lack of distance; the drop-in offices that the Church established in Harlem, where staff worked in shirt sleeves. He nurtured his belief that faith was expressed in struggle and that the Church’s role was to aid the suffering; indeed to suffer with them.
“The Church must suffer and be crucified with those it seeks to serve,” he wrote.
“It must keep on being crucified even though the nails bite deep and the hope of resurrection is obscure.” Such words inspired many in the clergy to seek inner-city ministries after his book was published in 1962.
He had written it on Iona, while recovering from typhoid after an abortive missionary trip to Calcutta. He moved to NORTH KENSINGTON in 1962 as a member of an ecumenical group ministry.
The divide between NORTH KENSINGTON and SOUTH KENSINGTON was extreme, and NOTTING HILL was grim. Race riots had broken out in 1958, and Sir Oswald Mosley had stood for election in 1959. The relaxation of rent controls by the Conservative Government in 1957, which so benefited the likes of the monstrously evil slum landlord PETER RACHMAN, had led to massive overcrowding. The Royal Borough had the fewest council houses in London and its CONSERVATIVE council had no policy to create more. It is now possible to understand why!
In the GOLBORNE and COLVILLE wards of the Borough (divisions of a Borough are called Wards - whereby some 2 or 3 Councillors represent the electorate in each Ward), full of Afro-Caribbean immigrants (from the West Indies), 70 per cent of households were living in overcrowded squalor.
KENRICK soon saw RACHMANISM close up: “I came home from work one summer evening and saw all the belongings of our next-door neighbour piled out on the street. While she was out with her child, the landlord (PETER RACHMAN) had come and removed all her things from the one room, locked the door and dumped them all on the pavement.” This is what the senior management of NOTTING HILL HOUSING TRUST now want to copy - to use the very same evil and unlawful tactics.
In 1963 KENRICK formed the NOTTING HILL HOUSING TRUST on the back of the METHODIST Church-based Notting Hill Social Council, established in 1960. The Methodist Church and its membership of non-conformists had laid down good plans which were the original architects of the LABOUR PARTY - which has now been totally corrupted by the likes of TONY BLAIR, PETER MANDELSON, MICHAEL LEVY, JONATHAN POWELL, LABOUR LORD TOM SAWYER, GERARD LEMOS, PETER REDMAN, KATE DAVIES, ALAN COLE and the whole BOARD OF DIRECTORS of NOTTING HILL HOUSING TRUST - such as those that also work at some of the advice agencies in the Borough that are slavishly compromised by their position as having been appointed as Directors on the Board of Directors of the flagship Housing Association located in the very heart of the Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham in Hammersmith Grove. If they had any decency they would resign.
Do they not understand the massive CONFLICT OF INTEREST?
The CONFLICT OF INTEREST to ADVISE tenants at advice centres and to CONTROL tenants at the HQ of NHHT - do they not understand the CONFLICT?
Are they so laughably IGNORANT or are they so culpably CORRUPT?
LABOUR now espouses a pernicious brand of MARXIST ideology that is totally TOTALITARIAN that does not allow any room for freedom of speech or individual belief.
KENRICK mortgaged his own home to buy another house, which was renovated and let to poor families. Thus began a programme of buying houses at auction, renovating them and renting them to needy families.
The TRUST got little assistance at first; its policies were not in line with cost-rent new build, which benefited architects, or with clearance and tower blocks, which were becoming government policy. The CONSERVATIVE Government were foolishly behind an incentive scheme that did great damage to the environment, whereby KEITH JOSEPH as CONSERVATIVE Minister of Housing gave greater subsidies to local authorities on the basis of the greater the density and the greater the height of public sector property, then the greater the subsidy - this was misconceived and ill-thought through.
Through the efforts of KENRICK, hundreds of crumbling Victorian houses were saved, along with the fabric of an area that would, ironically, later become gentrified and desirable.
Yet many of the properties were not built to satisfy the standards to convert properties. They were built to house one family, not to house families or different social units on each floor of each house that was sub-divided; this gave rise to bad heating insulation in them, bad sound insulation in them, with instant-conversion, instant-profit, transferring from low-density to high-density, without any consultation and not effecting sufficient repair, leaving the poor insulation, contributing to environmental pollution and severe heat loss with apparent unconcern. With the conscious policy of the placing of people rat-like next to each other and on top of each other, with nil acoustic insulation, thereby giving rise to far too many neighbour disputes and harassment. All a product of abusing tenants and treating them like ignorant idiots and as rats in retention. Yet millions of pounds is held in reserve by the housing associations but it is spent on lavish junkets for the senior management who enjoy inflation proof salaries and inflation proof pensions - all insulated from the real world. NOTTING HILL HOUSING TRUST enjoys the profits of Charity shops which do not go to a worthy cause but to a cause which is hidden from the poor tenants that are left to fester in properties in severe disrepair.
With the help of fellow clergymen the struggle reached a wider audience with a National Advertising Campaign.
KENRICK, always impatient with the obfuscations, lies and corruption of local government, decided that a national campaign was needed to bring pressure to bear on local councils throughout the country.
SHELTER was launched in December 1966. KENRICK’s success, in persuading dozens of individual housing concerns — many of them built on the model of the NHHT — the organization that became corrupted when TONY BLAIR as PRIME MINISTER in 1998 placed his LABOUR PARTY CRONY TOM SAWYER the ex head of UNISON UNION whom he made a LABOUR PARTY LORD as LABOUR LORD TOM SAWYER to head up the flagship Housing Association in the flagship LABOUR held borough in west London in order to gerrymander the vote, the same policy would be used by other Housing Associations around the country which would receive unaccountable taxpayers money from the discredited Office of Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) now known - under a quick change of name - due to its discrediting, to the equally discredited - Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) - yet at first the many housing concerns under moral discipline and excellent moral leadership subordinated their own goals to the common good, which was extraordinary.
This was only due to the welcome leadership of Rev. KENRICK.
“KENRICK was a founding member of the awkward squad,” recalled SHELTER’s chief executive Adam Sampson. “That passion, that inability to hear the word no, was the bedrock of successful campaigning, and it still defines SHELTER today.”
Many good people are tenants of NOTTING HILL HOUSING TRUST.
Many intelligent people are tenants of NOTTING HILL HOUSING TRUST.
Indeed, such tenants could and should run an organization which has become totally discredited.
New blood is needed.
Intelligent non corrupt people who see the reality are now needed to run NOTTING HILL HOUSING TRUST - not the 'ONE POUND SHAREHOLDERS' whose membership is decided by the LABOUR PARTY MEMBER who is CHAIRMAN of NOTTING HILL HOUSING TRUST, ALAN COLE - what kind of overseeing authority is this? People who are known to be housed in better housing conditions than the rest of the tenants?
The organization of NOTTNG HILL HOUSING TRUST is in dire need of massive re-organisation in order to root out the massive CORRUPTION in its midst.
In BLIAR's BRITAIN of today, as at NOTTING HILL HOUSING TRUST, there is a 'one size fits all' approach - admitting that BLIAR's version of LABOUR has failed an entire generation of tenants.
This means that the Conservatives WILL win power unless the tenants are listened to.
ARCH BLAIRITES think they can shape the future of LABOUR policy - if they think that, they are sadly mistaken - their power - haemorhaging by the day - LABOUR CHAIRMAN - HAZEL BLEARS
LABOUR DCLG SECRETARY - RUTH KELLY
and the head of the LABOUR PARTY, TONY BLIAR himself.
NHHT has become an experiment of social science - experimenting with the discredited policies of the ex Chairman of NOTTING HILL HOUSING TRUST GERARD LEMOS, the LABOUR PARTY homosexual protege and appointed Chairman of LABOUR PARTY LORD TOM SAWYER - who for POWER and TONY BLIAR betrayed UNISON, the union of choice of central goverment and local government employees - who have become all stitched up - on the altar of keeping quiet to keep a CORRUPT LABOUR PARTY government in power.
Now the LABOUR PARTY member ALAN COLE is CHAIRMAN of NOTTING HILL HOUSING TRUST.
At NOTTING HILL HOUSING TRUST there is a culture of BULLYING and HARASSMENT which is driving staff out - just like at the ODPM - the predecessor of DCLG which is just as bad as ODPM - under the head of OPUS DEI member, DCLG Secretrary of State, RUTH KELLY.
Last year, Deputy Prime Minister, John Leslie Prescott of Prescott Towers, Hull and his ministerial perks in return for 'keeping quiet about the housing scandal' paid for out of unaccountable taxpayers money from the Housing Corporation from his ODPM. He was severely criticised by a committee of MPs after it emerged that one in ten workers at his old department (ODPM) said that they had been BULLIED in the past year and one in twelve had experienced DISCRIMINATION.
The ignorant loud-mouthed dysfunctional 'not fit for purpose' ex P&O cross channel ferry steward (like the ferry 'SPIRIT OF FREE ENTERPRISE'???) who would roll beer barrels along the deck of his ship as his job had been to victual the ship and serve the officers their meals. He was allowed to keep his £133,000-a-year salary and his extremely generous perks, such as the vast DORNEYWOOD country estate and his palatial flat at ADMIRALTY HOUSE, together with access to his bevy of beauties like Tracey Temple. As long as the housing secret remained a secret - gerrymandering the vote to ensure TONY BLIAR remained in power.
There is a need to retain highly skilled employees. The most qualified were likely to leave. The senior management have been often described as contol freaks.
It is very difficult to work with them.
Their massive weakness is that they can't work with people.
The same can be said of NOTTING HILL HOUSING TRUST, which has been described by many of its good suffering tenants - many of whom are deliberately and unlawfully placed in unlawful rent arrears - as the authentic voice of TOTALITARIANISM.
Those who control NOTTING HIL HOUSING TRUST in the heart of what was the flagship borough of LABOUR due to their crass confrontation and total lack of consultation, the tenants decided - YES THE TENANTS DECIDED - that there would be a change of local government and there was - it was not so hard to achieve.
What tenants decided to achieve; the very same can be organised for a general election.
ALL the fault of NOTTING HILL HOUSING TRUST and its LABOUR LIES - its CALLOUS CONFRONTATION and its UNLAWFUL BEHAVIOUR.
NEW LABOUR has never easily truly tolerated MINORITIES which do not share its values - weren't fox hunters dismissed and victimised in the same way? - whatever the LIES and PR media spin from the overly well-paid commercial 24DASH.COM.
There is a sign of BLIAR's diminishing authority - he is being forced to cave in as he targets one minority after the other - alienating hundreds of thousands of good voters.
INTOLERANCE of ORTHODOXY
Those who claim to speak for us THINK like TYRANTS.
THEY - NOTTING HILL HOUSING TRUST - and NEW LABOUR - ARE TYRANTS!!!
ALL OF THEM...