Tuesday, 20 December 2016

A Forever Home For Handsomeboy And Some Art Jeremy Vine BBC Radio 2

Hey Mr Vine

Regarding the visit from the last blog. It turned out it was Eskimo man they were in need of speaking to. Complaints about his section of the garden. Plus ask what were the maintenance department leaving a card for my address. Regarding the roof when it's Eskimo man they need to be contacting.

To the main part of this blog. Finding a forever home for Handsomeboy. Remember this Mr Vine?
Here's what I put out on my facebook page. Kinda sums up the situation.

I am looking for a forever home for 'Handsomeboy' He's been coming for food most of the year. He was in a right state to start with. But regular food and fusses have done their trick. With the cold weather he's moved in. But he's making my other cat Mr Tiddles very nervous.

He would be best going to a quiet home with no children. As life on the hoof has made him self protective. ie if you approach him in the wrong way your gonna catch some claws. He has very big feet :) Plus I would have to know that he has shelter from the rain if the right person is out.

He has been good as gold. Very appreciative of having a warm dry place to stay, with regular grub and fusses. So if you know anyone. He's not a young fella over 7 at least. I call him a cheeky monkey. Cos when he's had food he struts just like a very proud monkey.
DM me if your interested.
I really want to make sure who ever takes him has the time to give him. To make up for that which he has missed. He adores a head fuss, but don't try for the belly even if he rolls on his side. Which is the position he likes to take up for a head fuss. 

I doubt he will ever be a lap cat. But you never know with the right person such things may happen. Here's his image outside of a tweet.




Onto the art then. I havent shown these paintings before . . . they are part of the black n white series I've posted before. Some are of a similar size but most are smaller than those previously posted. I call it my Christmas gift Mr Vine.











I have a few others I will add soon. I wonder if I was in full time employment Mr Vine. How much I could have invoiced Cardiff County Council for wasting my time, on Weds 14th December?

Or was I expected to lose my temper on their visit Mr Vine? With someone who thinks it's OK for vulnerable adults to freeze due to the whims of another? No mention was made of my complaints however?

I've yet to made the sign ''Hey Jeremy Vine tell the people of Cardiff how much would have been in a Stand Alone Bank Account. Compared to the monies shown in the annual budget for the Housing Revenue Account''

It's to long to be punchy. Over £70Million with the subsidy (Price fixing) or £170Million without it. So much different to the what £2million they claim. So much money to invest in Social Housing. One day people will wake up to this fraud our Councils have been perpetrating Mr Vine. 

The implications of the damage allowing Local Authorities to have housing stock has caused. The real cause for the Housing Crisis in the UK. Either our political leaders are as thick as two short planks not to comprehend this. Or they collude in this crime. Well obviously they aren't the former Mr Vine. So it has to be the latter. Just like the BBC because it has an adgenda of home ownership, and private landlord heaven. Rather than one of a long term Social Housing domination of the housing market. 

Shame on all the political parties for allowing this fraud to go on for so long. I wonder if I was a Nigel Farage people would take more notice? Shame that prejudice stops people doing the right thing isn't it Mr Vine!

UPDATE 21ST DECEMBER 2016 SOME MORE ART Mr VINE

I havent heard of any investigation into corrupt Council accounts practices. But hey maybe never eh? I broke some barriers painting these Mr Vine. Barrier nummer eine 'The fear to start' . . . enjoy!


The Moonlit Wedding.

By The Pond.

Public Baths.

High Tide. 

Doggers Moon.

Another Bankster Bites The Dust. (cept I couldn't fit that all in) 

All Rights Reserved n all that jass Mr Vine . . . copyright of Crazydave etc etc. I hope the nice listeners like 'em. All products of the un-conscious mind Mr Vine. 

Been singing ''I'm just a cash cow for the professional elite'' lately. Wot wiv one fing and anuvver.

Time to send you an early morning tweet. Vive Crazydave Social Justice for 2017. The end of homelessness cos housing is out of the hands of the Council. We can dream eh Mr Vine!





 
 
  



  

  








 

Monday, 28 November 2016

Jeremy Vine BBC Radio 2 R U Freezing This Winter ?

Here we go again Mr Vine.

The BS never ends, or so it seems? So here goes the first email to confirm complaint to Cardiff County Council. Sent Mon 21st Nov 2016

This is to confirm in writing the compaint made today. That of more hate crime. This time in the form of Mr Watkins leaving windows open 24/7. It all began last week when the weather turned colder. First with only the kitchen and toilet window. Open enough to cool the air to outdoor temperature. But not open enough as to be noticeable to any casual observer. Which are few and far between anyhow. With them being located at the rear of then property.


That changed this Sunday. With the front bedroom window open as well. Only the lounge window remains closed. Do I assume that this is done with malice and aforethought? Well yes I do. Is it making it more costly to keep my flat warm? Why yes it is. Am I bloody annoyed at this latest game of fkwittery by Mr Watkins? Why yes I am.


In the phone conversation with Victoria Ellis it was made clear to me that. As the Specific Area Officer was not in work today. There would be nobody calling today to end this BS. What motivation Mr Watkins has for doing this, other than being a jerk. I guess that's for you to ask him. He is out most days of the week. Infact he left here today at 13.30hrs with said three windows open and as its 19.19hrs has not returned. In the video recording I have shot of said windows (hope I'm violating any rules tut tut naughty David). The air temperature was at 6 degrees C or 42 F. If you look here https://www.timeanddate.com/weather/uk/cardiff/historic You can find the air temp for Cardiff over this weekend. The lowest it got to was 2C. That's 2C directly overhead of my flat. When he does return, he still keeps them open. I think to myself what an A-hole. Is it really worth it to him? Does he sit there, mentally masturbating over what a clever fellow he is?


No other house on this street had any windows open over this weekend or today. But yet Mr Watkins has found it necessary to have 3. I have had enough hate crime from this individual to last me a life time. The new game is the latest twist. Cardiff County Council has failed to protect me from it. By relocating me, to a property. Where the likelyhood of my suffering at the hands of others. Will be highly unlikely. For that I hold you all responsible in aiding n abetting hate crime. For whatever your motivation is. Other than to take delight in my further suffering.


When you do all find the time to call out here. Could you can arrange for one of your roof maintenance people. To call out at the same time. As during a recent fire at the adjoining house. The firepersons checking for spread to this property. Mentioned that there were holes in the roof, on inspecting the attic. From the sound of things during today's heavy rain storm. Water may well be going between the brick work. Making an already damp bedroom worse.


Why bother with roof insulation when living with Mr I like to freeze my nuts off. My concern is that left to continue as is. When the temperature goes below freezing. His pipes will burst and I will be deluged. Or is that his cunning plan?


Yours David Gabriel
you know my address.

The recipients : tenancymanagement@cardiff.gov.uk Jeremy.Vine.Show@bbc.co.uk carwyn.jones@wales.gsi.gov.uk leanne.wood@cymru.gov.uk  andrewrt.davies@wales.gov.uk alun.michael@south-wales.pnn.police.uk 

This was the Councils reply

From: Vaughan, Melanie
Sent: 22 November 2016 16:32:46
 

Mr Gabriel



Thank you for your email, unfortunately Cardiff City Council is unable to take any action regarding your complaint.

It is the individuals choice as to whether  they wish to have there windows open or closed.



Cardiff City Council are unable to enforce the opening or closing of windows. Hope this is a satisfactory response.

And apologise for any inconvenience this my cause you.



Should you email again please refrain from using distasteful language.

I have attached 3.5 paragraph from your tenancy agreement.



3.5 You will not harass the Council’s officials or agents by way of:

i. racist behaviour or language

ii. using or threatening to use violence

iii. using abusive or insulting words or behaviour

iv. damaging or threatening to damage an official or agent’s possessions





Mel Vaughan



Swyddog Tenantiaeth - Tenancy Officer

Gwasanaethau Landlord - Landlord Services
Cyngor Dinas Caerdydd - City of Cardiff Council

The windows:  The rear windows


and the front window





As ever I replied with this. Sent Weds 23/11/2016 same cc only forgot Alun Michael. We shall however be forwarding him this blog details via twitter.

On tuesday 22nd Nov 2016 I had a visit from 2 gentlemen wishing to survey the front doorway for a new entry system. This system they said would allow for the door to be opened internally via a buzzer system. As I have blocked off my doorway to the front door. Due to attempted illegal entry from Mr Watkins buddies years ago. This system would be totally worthless to me. Plus the likelyhood of harrassment from the likes of British Gas employees etc etc would cause me additional annoyance. There is also the cost to me in electricity. While the gentlemen in question said this would be minimal. Minimal over the year adds up to significant. As I live on a very tight budget any additional cost is not desired. (They did not know the running cost over a year) if it were £1 month = £12 a year that is 36 tins of cat food to me.


I am therefore asking that this works be cancelled. Can you confirm that this request is accepted on the basis of the above. So I do not have to take the necessary action of seeking an injunction to stop it.


I have to say I am appalled at your refusal to contact Mr Watkins over the window situation. It is excessive unreasonable and likely to impact detrimentally on my mental and physical health, as well as my finance. You are once again in my opinion in derogation of you duty of care to this tenant. As for the language I use in my previous email. As we are currently still memebers of the EU. It is unlawfully to discriminate against someone on the basis of their manner of expression. Regardless of what your tenancy agreement says.


Should his pipes freeze and burst, and I be deluged. I shall of course seek legal redress, against Cardiff County Council for any damaged to my goods and possessions as well as any inconvenience caused.


In a phone conversation with an employee of your office who said his name was Abty. He made much of the fact that Mr Watkins was not a council tenant, and that was a reason for none involvement. Yet today there are other sub contractors of Ian Williams preping the entrance and stairway to Mr Watkins property. In readyness for finishing the new non-slip flooring job tomorrow. It is not a communal area. That spans only an area at the bottom of the stairs. I wonder also if he, not being a Council tenant, will be getting the doorway entrance system? And whether he is to be charged for it? And is he being charged for the new flooring?


I am still waiting for someone from your maintenance dept to call. To view the attic for the holes in the roof. You will need to contact Mr Watkins as the trap door is located in his flat. It would be more beneficial to you. To relocate that trap doorway, outside of his flat for easier access in future. While he might be the leaseholder of the flat, I believe you have the duty to maintain the roof.


Yours David Gabriel

I'm a plain speaking man Mr Vine. My stress levels have zoomed due to this latest piece of fkwittery. I should point out that given its 'unlawful to discriminate someone on their means of expression' that this tenancy agreement is in breech of said law and therefore makes the whole thing 'Worthless'.

But hey you won't find the ombudsman upholding that insight based on past performance. Shall we Mr Vine? 

All this comes at the same time as the annual do you wish to remain on the re-housing list. In the comments section I wrote the following. Given that they have had 3 seperate doctors letters saying. That living in this property causes me stress and anxiety that I can well do without.

''It is my belief your dept. has aided n abetted. Both hate crime and the violation of my right to the peaceful enjoyment of my home since 2002. By refusing to re-house me since that date. Its current manifestation will be another official complaint on Mon 21.11.2016''

That form is dated 20.11.2016.

I have shot some video for evidential purposes, as mentioned in the email. I have yet to upload them to youtube. One deals with the state of the hallway n stairs, prior to the covering up of the new. I ask the Question in the video. If you were a landlord who would you prefer as a tenant Mr Vine?

My money is on me Mr Vine. Cos I found myself having to apologize for the state of the entry way with the 'I take no responsibility for this area'. Why the hell should I. I do enough to maintain the front and rear of it as it is.

Mr Live in squalor can pull his finger out. Cos while it looks lovely now, how long is it going to remain that way. Not that I care. I pray that soon I shall be re-housed and this place a distant memory.

I am currently looking to see if there are any legal remedies whereby this latest bit of hate crime (Remember how it takes many forms Mr Vine) Is put to an end.

Video updates hopefully coming soon. Meanwhile the song for today is ''I see a red door and I have painted it black'' and of course. ''I heard it on the news today . . . oh boy . . . how Cardiff County Councils tenancy management team were all arrested''



We can all dream eh Mr Vine. That sure would be Social Justice in action Eh Police Commissioner?

UPDATE 30th NOVEMBER 2016

Hey Mr Vine I had me Moh's micrographic surgery yesterday. A big Shout Out to all at the Heath Hospitals dermatology department. Especially Jong who carried out the surgery, and his lovely helper Helen.

Some additional thoughts Mr Vine.

1) Maybe I should have kept quiet, about how the tealight heaters. Had made living here the warmest I've ever been at this property. Since I first moved here in 1999.

2) Am I able to invoice Cardiff County Councils tenancy management team. For additional heating costs ?

3) What is the minimum temperatures for office workers? Seems like its 16 degrees with 13 if your doing lots of physical activity.  http://www.hse.gov.uk/temperature/law.htm I mentioned this to Mr Abty I had in my mind it was 18 or 19 degrees. But for tenants. Heck had the central heating on for an hour n half and the temp was still 3 degrees in the bathroom/toilet on saturday.

Well the temp got low enough last night for my water barrels to have a coating of ice today Mr Vine. Wont be long now before the pipes burst me thinkums.

This is a foto of the thickness of the ice today thurs 1/12/2016.



Update over.

UPDATE MON 5th DEC 2016

Yeah I've been tweeting Your Honour. Like this . . .  


 And like this . . . 
and this . . .
and the reason is all because our Councils have been allowed to embezzle their Housing Revenue Accounts for decades. That is why we have a housing crisis. Isn't it Mr Carwyn Jones. Isn't it Mr Vine!

No demands by Plaid Cymru either for Stand Alone Bank Accounts for Council rent monies. So this fraud is ended. Or is there any talk of Council Housing Stock being taken from them for their Crimes against the people, via said fraud.

Nope not a dickkie bird. Seems like endless poverty is what they desire for the people of Wales Mr Vine. The #Senedd members. Or else they would have done this a long time ago.





They have never ever upheld the Human Rights Act for the Right to the peaceful enjoyment of ones home life. Not in the Public Sector nor in the Private. 

I met someone last week, living in a former terrace house. Converted into 4 Flats. Unfortunately for her she is the front flat. All the issues I have raised in these blogs relating to this property. She is experiencing. Its a disgrace and there ought to be court cases brought against these landlords, and the Assembly Members who have refused to enforce the Human Rights Act.

Especially our Councils. But the crisis is bad for them to do that. Isn't it Mr Vine. All because of Fraudulent Accounting.

The BBC don't want that redesignation do they Mr Vine cos as things stand. They are going to be having the right to prosecute 4 tenants rather than 1 for non-payment of the Licence Fee. Cant lose that kinda revenue eh Mr Vine they might have to pay you less.

On saturday Eskimo Man shut the kitchen n toilet windows. He was in that day. Guess his foolishness was even getting the better of him. The front bedroom one was still open. They have remained that way so far. I'll let you know if there are any changes Mr Vine.

So I've asked this Question again today on twitter . . .

@BBCRadio2 Q does Jeremy Vine abet @cdfcouncil in #HateCrime n Accountancy Fraud https://t.co/jz6bac3Zob Well @fmwales @metpoliceuk #cardiff pic.twitter.com/uMN2n0fIqr

Under the circumstances I feel it to be a legitimate one. Three heads of Political parties contacted. Relating to the negligence of Cardiff County Councils tenancy management team yet again. No replies, no concern. Probably cheering on Eskimo Man, else they might have done something about it. So this banner is as true today as it was when first painted many moons ago.


UPDATE 6th DECEMBER 2016

Todays thought Mr Vine. ''Are all those MP private landlords flouting the Human Rights Law with respect to their tenants'' By renting out properties that guarantee they will not have the peaceful enjoyment of their homes. That they are therefore in breech of said Law and are criminals.

Yet they are allowed to vote on issues relating to housing. Kind of a conflict of interest. But will the police be prosecuting them or Councils who flout the law. It doesn't look like it, does it Mr Vine?

It hasn't since 1999 when I first raised the issue of this property. Taken to all levels of government, and media and systematically ignored. That is corruption at its finest Mr Vine. So today I tweeted you this.
I've had my stitches out today Mr Vine. The young lady was very impressed with Jong stitching. My only concern is still some swelling. But hopefully that will vanish. Was it an unnecessary procedure. Well, they could have trialed Rick's oil couldn't they? With this willing guinea pig. In the interest of science, or alternative practices. I think so.

I classify vulnerable adults as anyone working for the minimum wage Mr Vine. Most live in houses of multiple occupancy. It could therefore be said that. Private landlords are indeed abusing vulnerable adults with below Human Rights Act legislation when it comes to their housing provision. While the media turn a blind eye.

Is it engineered poverty, by the political elite? That is the conclusion that I have come to. Following all my attempts to engauge the Welsh Assembly Government with some solutions to alleviate it. That they simply ignore. With the complicity of the main stream media.

UPDATE 12th DECEMBER 2016

No the BS never appears to end Mr Vine. On saturday the following from Ms Vaughan was in the post. 

Title: KEEPING YOUR PROPERTY AND GARDEN IN A REASONABLE CONDITION.

I am concerned that you are not maintianing your Property aand Garden in a reasonable condition. It is important that I visit so that we can discuss any difficulties you are having.

I am able to visit you to carry out a Property Inspection at 11.30am on Wed 14/12/16.

blah blah blah. Yours sincerely Ms M Vaughan.

Guess there have been more complaints against me. I've been singing the 'Value judgement people are coming to visit' I really am looking forward to a visit from the Lady who wanted me to freeze this winter Mr Vine.

I really would like an advocate for the visit Mr Vine. Compared to state this property was in when I first took it over. This Ms Vaughan has a ruddy cheek in my not so humble oppinion Mr Vine. Another attempt at constructively evicting me is it? Remember Mr Vine they let this to me with a broken lounge window, no gas meter and a whole load of other stuff that needed doing. 

I am considering letting one of my sub-personalities deal with them this time Mr Vine. Do I can step back from their game playing. As far as I am concerned they are lucky to have me as a tenant. It's also worth noting they always do this at winter. When the garden isn't flourishing. Like this . . . 




and like this . . .






Or even this . . .




There is no coincidence that this comes after recent events. Guess it's just more of the same old same old discrimination. Eh Mr Vine. 

Never got a visit when Mr Fowler was causing wilful damage to my Honeysuckle or the bloke behind. Who must have got into my garden. To damage the ivy like he did. Oh no visits to those complaints. 

Just to update you Mr Vine. Will let you know what the outcome was after the event. The benefits of gardening to those who live on the edge Mr Vine are many and various.

Tenant whistleblowers need protection from their landlords! Can someone give me an Amen for that one?

 



 

  




 

  

Monday, 22 August 2016

The Welsh Assembly Government Shows Utter Contempt For Council Tenants

Hello Mr Vine, Everybody

I had a email reply from the Welsh Assembly Mr Vine. It's dated the 31st of August 2016. It reads as follows.

Dear Mr Gabriel

Thank you for your email of 9 August to the Welsh Government regarding the Housing Revenue Account (HRA). I have been asked to respond on behalf of the Cabinet Secretary with responsibility for Communities and Children which includes housing.

Stock retaining Local Housing Authorities, including Cardiff City Council, are required by the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (section 74) to keep a Housing Revenue Account (HRA) which records all revenue expenditure and income relating to the provision of council dwellings and related services from this account.

From April 2015, the 11 stock retaining Local Authorities in Wales, exited the Housing Revenue Account Subsidy (HRAS). As a result, they now retain all of their rental income, which can be used to manage, maintain and repair their housing properties and service long term loans. This helps to protect services provided to tenants, provides certainty in the level of rental income, delivery of business plan commitments and thee ability to build new Council homes for future generations.

You refer in your email to the publishing of Councils accounts. All Council expenditure, both the HRA and the General Fund, is externally audited each year and the accounts published accordingly. I have attached below the link to the most recent Cardiff City Council's published accounts for your information.

 http://bit.ly/2bFW3NX

Yours sincerely

Helga Warren
Head of Housing Funding

Do you ever get those ''Well tell me something I didn't know'' moments Mr Vine. Yeah this was one of those for me. I don't know who Helga Warren is but it reads like she never even took the time out to read the blog. Before writing this garbage, but maybe I'm wrong. Maybe she did but figured she'd take the piss anyway.

What part of this isn't she getting Mr Vine. You know this pic of what would be in a Stand Alone Bank Account (SABA) Ms Warren there would be £70Million held in it. Which is a whole lot different to the £8.4Million Shown in the Accounts you refer to see page 7 here  http://bit.ly/2bFW3NX
and the £300grand surplus. When you can see from 2012/13 below in a SABA the surplus for the year would be £13.5Million so god only knows what it would be in this 2014/15 account. I guess I should figure it out Mr Vine. To enlighten Ms Warren, but I haven had the time. (Go on Ms Warren click on the image to enlarge it).



That is with the subsidy taken out. You could add a £100Million plus, if they hadn't been price fixing the rent levels. Rather than cutting the rents to achieve the same Treasury save. ''Eh Chief Constable!'' 

Oh and Ms Warren are those the self same Auditors that allowed for the Rent Rebates to show up in expenditure in the 1998/99 set of accounts? You know those Rent Rebates that nolonger do! When they should have known that the Treasury paid those rents via the Housing Benefit budget, and that like any other landlord they should have just shown rents paid. That they still include Rent Rebates in the General Fund is another oddity.

No mention of so many things in Ms Warrens missive aren't there Mr Vine. Like can we have Council accounts held on file in the public domain for 75yrs please. Cos I would really like to go back through the councils published accounts way back to the inception of Housing Benefit. Just to see the total figure of this mass deception fostered on us by what can you call them. Evil individuals. ''Is that to strong Mr Vine''

But we have an equally Evil Media, Who refuse to ask the Questions raised here within these blogs. 

As you know I've been punting these images two on twitter Mr Vine. 

  
So far I have yet to hear from the Prime Minister. It doesn't suprise me the Tories hate Council tenants more than Labour in Wales do. She would probably have some flunky write similar drivel that Ms Warren has. So as we havent yet been grace with SABA for Council Rent Monies in September, will we have them by the end of October 2016?

And image 2



No media pundits wanted to touch that one with a barge pole either. Shameful that's what it is Your Majesty. They will endlessly debate poverty in Wales at the Senedd. It's just lip service, they are just going through the motions of appearing to care. Yet unable or unwilling to make the necessary changes to end it, or at least limit it significantly.

If Councils are not funded properly, its not the fault of Council tenants. They are not the fodder for the professional elite to make rich pickings off. 

Anyway that's the state of play. Plaid the Conservatives all play their part in keeping this sham of ''Ring Fenced'' Rents on the go. By refusing to calculate as I have the monies that would be in a SABA and challenge Carwyn Jones on Labours comprehension of accounting. Demanding the immediate introduction of SABA's for all Council stock. The bank accounts balance to be published annually, with totals in and out. You guessed it Mr Vine 'Kept in the public domain for 75yrs'.

Any point in me making a complaint directly to the Welsh Assembly. That would be as another fools errand. Like the one  I made when trying to draw the Local Government Ombudsman's attention to these matters. Now wouldn't it. I'd probably get the same reply. We don't take blogs as evidence.

I really ought to ask them to ''Print it off why don't you, and treat it as my sworn testimony'' and ''Hey while your at it. Do the same with my twitter feed will ya!'' I'm sure you will find the web of complicity interesting.

I really should post some of the tweets Mr Vine. But those with real interest will already be doing that. But to help newbies lets pick one, so they have a doorway opened for them.

Or 

Vaughan Gething Cabinet Secretary for Health well being and sport. How does, living in a below minimum building standard regulations property. Affect your health n well being Mr Gabriel. ''Negatively Sir! negatively!''

Or this one that included the Commons Justice Select Committees twitter feed, alas no reply???

Enough for now Mr Vine time to punt this latest edition of the ''Lets get away with whitecollar crime'' Crazydave report. Adios Muchachos

Oh and remember for a full list of blogs go to http://bbccrazydave.blogspot.co.uk
 
UPDATE THURS 29TH SEPT 2016 

Always things to add Mr Vine. Like this tweet to The First Minister, Mr Carwyn Jones. If your mother was suffering from these type of Parkinson's tremors. Would you be getting her some cannabis? 
Given the previous blog on the subject. You have to wonder, why we allow politicians so much power over us. Because they certainly don't operate out of common sense, do they? 

Given the State of the Housing Crisis. Seems like that is a permanent on going state of affairs. Due mostly to politicians ineptitude. That or the Civil Servants who guide their decision making. For what ever agenda they have. Which certainly doesn't appear to be 'flood down economics' (Sorry but I am fed up with that sickly phrase 'Trickle down Economics'. Let consider Flood down for a while, shall we?)

Put that on the brainstorming board, eh Mr Vine?

Needless to say. Mr Jones didn't respond to this notification in his twitter account, but then the Media in Wales refused to press him on the point. Those Media pundits like the BBC Wales's very own Vaughan Rhoderic.
I had another one to him, but it seems to have vanished from my timeline. Maybe Vaughan deleted . . . its the Hilary thing to do?

I try and involve those in the Caring Profession you know mental health charities and such like. Bring to their attention these issues. For some unaccountable reason, they appear to hide. So it was a Big Up day for #supportingpeoplewales on twitter, and a whole lot of back slapping was going on. So I slipped this in.
While there were 2 RT's nobody ever came back to me. The same happens with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Supposed to be for the end of poverty, but don't appear to be willing to challenging government over blatant lies.

Ergo I nolonger trust Charities or Foundations. Self serving organisatios are all they appear to be, in my eyes. Abit like I nolonger trust the news. After all I have first hand experience of their collusion with government. Like this array of banners displayed for 'Queenies Come To Sanctify The Inept At Cardiff Bay Day'


 

Not all displayed that day there were some around the front as well. The not so nice Police Officers took them down from where I had placed them earlier. Cos they would have inteferred with the medias shot of the crowd. That's how duplicitous our media are.

The only plus point in all this Mr Vine. Is ever since the Cannabis blog post. Mount Vesuvius hasn't been erupting overhead. It's something at least. Ending the corruption in Government however hasn't happened half as fast as it should, Eh Chief Constable.

This banner as true today as it was when I painted it Mr Vine. Unfortunately for the people of Cardiff, and other Counties where Councils control housing stock.





 End of todays update.

UPDATE 20th OCTOBER 2016

Hi Everyone Mr Vine,

I found that earlier tweet to Vaughan Roderick Mr Vine. 
Should have realised it would probably been done on an update day :) 

Still nobody asking questions from main stream media, about the nice bit of duplicity our Councils have going. Or the lack of leadership at the Senedd, in demanding transfer of ownership out of Council hands of their housing stock. 

You know Mr Vine for the nominal sum of £1. Due to past fraud. Also the transfer of the maintenance department as a subsidary of the new Housing Associations created. To be run at cost.

That ought to please the unions. After all, over time. Staffing levels will increase, due to having the necessary investment monies to increase stock.

Lately I've been tweeting @fmwales with ''Explain to the people of Cardiff the loss of £172 million in investment monies for Social Housing'' Mr Jones refuses to respond, as ever.

In Ms Warrens email you read of the 11 Local Authorities that retain housing stock. I multiplied the Cardiff figure by 11 to arrive at the £1.89Billion for the total figure for the last 10 years lost, by the Welsh Assembly Government of investment monies for Social Housing in Wales.

Due to their ''We really don't care for Social Housing'' attitude. Or else why havent we been hearing on the news in Wales that the Senedd are forcing Councils to create Stand Alone Bank Accounts for their Rent Revenues? In the lead up to a transfer of ownership.

I think their playing with the accounts over the last few decades proves their unfitness to run them. How the hell the cops can just allow it to carry on. Is a tad mind boggling. But then they work hand in glove with government don't they. (Miners strike etc etc ad nauseum)

So I tweeted to the @fmwales while your at it explain to the people of Wales the loss of £1.89Billion in investment monies for Social Housing over the last 10years.

I didn't hear of anyone in the BBC causing a stir by shoving a microphone in Mr Jones face and asking ''Well Carwyn?''

I really should make the message boards with those questions on and photograph them. But I'm doing my best to be in that place ''Where all of this is over'' Because the necessary actions to stop it have finally been taken.

So your Honour for the record, here are some of the tweets. :)









I found this tweet by UK Labour considering the contents of this blog, particulary galling. Especially as I have tweeted the leadership regarding these matters. All to no avail . . . hmmmm!








Time to make you aware of the update Mr Vine. I'm waiting with interest to find out what the 2015/16 set of accounts at Cardiff County Council look like. Aren't you Mr Vine? They generally ratify them around this time of the year. Maybe they have already done it. 

I'm wondering what mechanism they will have dreamed up, in order to fleece it. Just a tad more. Now that the Treasury. Aren't dipping their fingers in the pie?

Or was that just another lie?

End of Update. 








 



 

 






















Wednesday, 20 July 2016

The Welsh Assembly Colluding with Councils I think So Jeremy Vine BBC Radio 2

Hi Mr Vine          Thurs 21st July 2016

The blog has reached over 8,000 views now, and finally the Welsh Assembly Government have replied. Sorry I've been lax in letting you know. But what with all the Brexit stuff hitting the fan. What would have been the point. A little bit of procrastination does you good, perhaps?

Still yesterday in Parliament they were discussing the ever spiralling cost of Housing Benefit. With talk of a Benefit Cap on those in Supported Housing. Shame Damian Green or Mr Devereux havent read this blog cos I can save them £20 million a year in Cardiff alone, gawd only knows what it would be across the whole country eh Crazydave.

To the reply then:

Ein cyf: TONG/05277/16
Mr David Gabriel

Dear Mr Gabriel
Llywodraeth Cymru
Welsh Government
5 July 2016

Thank you for your e-mail of 14 June to Welsh Government Assembly Members regarding the use of cannabis oil as a treatment for cancer. I have been asked to reply on this occasion.

The Welsh Government cares very much about ensuring the best treatments possible are available for the people of Wales. In determining the effectiveness of medicines and the benefits these may bring to patients, the Welsh Government supports an evidence based approach to ensure best use of NHS resources. To do this, the Welsh Government is guided by recommendations from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG). 

Before a medicine can be used widely within the NHS it must first be granted a licence, also known as a marketing authorisation. It is a legal requirement that all new medicines are tested for safety, quality and efficacy. A licence indicates that all the relevant checks have been carried out and that the medicine is as safe and effective as it can be.

All manufacturers of medicinal products must seek a marketing authorisation from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) if they wish their
product to be deemed a medicinal product and available within the healthcare system of the UK. In the particular example of cannabis oil it would require a manufacturer to choose to make a product containing cannabis oil and then seek a license from the MHRA.

In order to respond to the queries you have raised regarding rents I thought it would be helpful to provide the following background information.

The Welsh Government introduced a new policy for social housing rents (rent policy) to be applied to all social landlords in Wales (the term used to cover Local Authorities that retain their housing stock (Councils) and Registered Social Landlords (RSLs). The rent policy was developed in collaboration with representatives from social landlords and tenant bodies and provides a national framework within which each social landlord is responsible for setting the rents for their individual tenants and properties. Councils implemented the rent policy in April 2015.

The Minister with responsibility for Housing makes a decision each year on the level of increase to be applied to the rent policy. For 2016/17, the former Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty approved the previously agreed rent increase formula and set the maximum increase for any tenant of 1.4%, plus E2.00 in order to protect tenants. The rent increase formula uses the Consumer Price Index (CPI) measure of inflation (CPI at September 2015 was minus 0.1%) plus 1.5%. The rent policy also provides social landlords with discretion to apply the additional €2.00 (per week).

In your email you refer to a 3.47% rent increase and your landlord, City of Cardiff Council, has provided the following breakdown: (There was a graph inserted but its not printing out correctly, me being an internet dummie. But the final analysis was yeah its 3.47%)

By way of background to the subsidy arrangements, I can confirm that the statutory Housing Revenue Account Subsidy (HRAS) system had been in place for many years and resulted in Councils sending a proportion of their rental income to the UKGovernment's HM Treasury each year. While the Welsh Government collected the HRAS amounts from Councils in Wales, the HRAS amounts were forwarded on to HM Treasury in full and were not used to subsidise the Welsh Government in any way. An agreement was reached with HM Treasury which resulted in the ending of the HRAS system in April 2015. This was an important change as Councils now retain all of their rental income, which they can use to manage, maintain and repair their housing properties and service long term loans. This helps to protect services provided to tenants, provides certainty in the level of rental income, delivery of business plan commitments and the ability to build new Council homes for future generations.

Each Council with housing stock is still required to hold a statutory Housing Revenue Account which is a ring-fenced. The ring-fencing means tenants rents cannot be used to pay for services which should be funded from Council Tax and Council Tax cannot be used to pay for landlord services such as managing and maintaining the Council homes.

In relation to your comments on rent rebates, depreciation and re-evaluation of properties these are matters which need to be raised directly with City of Cardiff Council. You may wish to write to either:
Sara McGill, Director of Communities, Housing and Customer Services; or Jane Thomas, Deputy Director of Housing at the following address:
Cardiff Council County Hall,
Atlantic Wharf,
Cardiff
CFIO 4UW

I hope you find this information helpful.
Yours sincerely,
Jane Brookman
Government Business Team

Where do we begin Mr Vine. What part of the ''Welsh Assembly Commission what ever study is necessary'' in order to get the product accepted by whomever for use by the NHS if it passes the efficacy test, isn't Ms Brookman getting?

Yes that's right Wales could lead the world in this. But oh no any proactive step strictly forbidden. You know I get to posting on facebook that if indeed The Rick Simpson Cannabis Oil does turn out as efficacious as annecdotal evidence seems to suggest. That these ''Our Hands are Tied'' politicians be sued for Crimes Against Humanity.

You would swear to God these people don't have relatives or friends who have Parkinsons or lung cancer, or know of children who suffer untold amount of seizures everyday. So if the annecdotal evidence is showing that its good for brain malfunctions. Maybe just maybe it might be efficacious in situations like Alzheimers???? Maybe epilepsy???

So anyone in the Main Stream Media going to put pressure on them to commission their own study. I very much doubt it Mr Vine I very much doubt it.

Don't you hate being treated like a fool Mr Vine. I know that I do. This ''Ring-Fenced'' BS really does get my goat. How many times do I have to prove to these people its BS? How many Mr Vine. I had the self same from Mr Peter Black (Former Assembly Member) on twitter, until I asked him. Well tell me what would be the bank balance in a Stand Alone Bank Account for all Rent Monies. There was a stoney silence. 

Jane Brookman dodges that issue as well. For a start there would be the £10 to £15 Million in so called Depreciation showing up in that bank balance. For the past 10 years. Currently its not going into the ring fenced account, but rather being hi-jacket into the General Fund to pay for services that ought to  be coming out of Council Tax. 

She cannot be an idiot Mr Vine they would not have allowed her to write this tosh. My only conclusion is then that she is colluding in this Fraud. As are those that got her to write this drivel.

Then you have to ask yourself. Hang on, The treasury pays the rents your hiking every year (up from £30 million in 2002 to £56 Million in 2015) Only to claw back £10 to £15 Million back each year) and you BS us that you have tenants welfare as a priority. Who are you trying to kid. Why didn't you do a deal where rents were dropped to have zero clawed back. That would have been working in tenants interests, don'tcha think. 

Plaid are the worst of a bad bunch in Big Upping how they care for the people of Wales. Well why oh why didn't they stop that little scam? But from time to time I point this out to their blind loyal supporters on facebook or twitter. But they all swiftly duck their heads back in the sand. (Remind you of anyone Mr Vine)

I mean. What kind of a person brokers such a deal? One who treats Council Tenants like Cash Cows for the Professional Elite. Thats who.

As for contacting Cardiff County Council. Did Ms Brookman really read the blog? Your Local Government Ombudsman refuses to get involved. Because blogs aren't evidence???? Or hasn't she read that in my eyes Sarah Mcgill has been and still is involved in Cardiff County Councils Corporate Discrimination of Myself. 

They do that to Whistle Blowers don'tcha know! Its worthy of note that all the other AM's leaders of various parties that received the email, have so far not responded. Most likely they will say ''We were waiting on the Welsh Assembly Governments reply before commenting''. Well they have had plenty of time over the years to respond and have not. I would make an official complaint. But I would end up with a reply just like the Ombudsman. The old 'Fk U' reply.

Malfeasance is a Criminal Offence. But not when your an AM or an MP. Or so it would seem. Have the BBC done a bank account balance sheet Mr Vine. Based on the figure published in the Nov 2015 blog. You know the Great Housing Revenue Account Swindle one where various accounts were shown. maybe I ought to republish the figures done for the Stand Alone Account The 5th Nov 2015 update Where £72 Million would be showing as profit. Much different from Christine Salters £330,000 grand a year increases to the Housing Revenue Account balance.

I havent contacted the latest Crime Commissioner for SWPolice regarding this given the previous wasn't a tad interested. All Masons together are they Mr Vine???

Its now 11 weeks since diagnosis and I could have been cured, or maybe not. But given lack of finance and an intractable government we shall never know. Anyone feeling philanthropic hit me up on twitter :) 

Are you going to be asking any of the Questions raised here Mr Vine. After your cosy up to them on St Davids day this year I doubt it.

Have you seen this Mr Vine Mr Carwyn Jones https://www.facebook.com/massreport/videos/1222159704463711/ 

Or around the price it costs . . . less if our prison inmates were growing and producing it :)

 
For now this will have to do. There will be more to add. But not today.

Nice to know your Government really are willing to lie through their back teeth isn't it Mr Vine. While the Housing crisis carries on and on. I doubt Theresa May will do anything to stop this Scandal either. Them all being in it together eh Mr Corbyn.

The incompetence of Government never fails to amaze me. Soon I will add the tenants charter. With point 1) being: We demand a Stand Alone Bank Account for all rent monies in and out. 2) We demand the accounts of that bank account published each year with monies in and monies out. 3) We demand these accounts be available to view for 75 years.

Any further suggestions welcome.

Time to tweet you to let you know Mr Vine.

UPDATE THURS 28th JULY 2016

Hi Mr Vine. Its update time. Here are some of the tweets sent, to raise awareness, of this Horrendous Scam.

I don't know what you've broadcast on your show recently. But seeing as I've heard nothing in the news. I guess you havent mentioned a thing.
Mr Barwell MP never did get back to me on that one, either!
But then niether did Carwyn Jones on this. So much for Labour listening. Eh Mr Vine.
Just to let your BBC Wales News people know, the lies the Welsh Assembly Government come out with. Maybe some of them have family members who could. Either use some Cannabis Oil for certain health conditions, or are in a housing plight. But I guess not Mr Vine. 
Seeing as how Mr Corbyn never responds to a tweet. I thought I'd give his friend Mr McDonnell a tweet. The Housing Benefit Budget. Is the subsidy Scam as well as being a PRICE FIXING SCAM, also one the Treasury uses to ARTIFICIALLY INFLATE the Housing Benefit budget?

I did a little bit of math, yesterday Mr Vine. £10Million divided by 15,000 tenancies = £666.66 per annum per tenant. That would have been the reduction in cost of rents (or put another way £12.82 per week saving). If the deal had been in the tenants favour. If the teasury were keen on saving money. Then they could have RENT FREEZED for the 16 years the Scam has probably been operating for.
A reminder to you Mr Vine. To keep tap tap tapping on your conscience. We really would like to see the Stand Alone Bank Account for Rent Monies. In place by the end of August 2016 Mr Vine. That will not happen with the media's head stuck in the sand, now will it.

As for the Tenants Charter, we'd also like the Council to publish their General Fund Bank Account details as well. For 75 years. Not this 7 year dump all the incriminating evidence,  that they have running at this moment in time.

So thought I'd try some other news outlets, in the sake of fairness. They appear to be like the BBC. Believe any BS politicians tell them. Or they just don't care.




Nope no joy. so we have a money laundering operation by the Government as well as a siphon off Millions per year, using depreciation as Expenditure??? WTF??? To show a negative balance, while the money is secreted away from investment in Social Housing to God alone knows where. 

''The Pension Fund Qwazydwave'' yells my inner child. To which I reply ''Probably Kid''

Seeing as Dafydd was having a pop on twitter. I gave him a little nudge.
I even managed to get a like for that one. The Bevan Foundation don't like me. But I keep getting on their case. You know lets have some real policies to help the ''Have nots'' Not continual consultants who apparently achieve very little. Given the poverty indicators for Wales never seeming to change. Although quite a bit of money has been spent on those people.
So when Jamie posed the Question I had to respond.
I wonder if Theresa May will get it. Where so many others appear not to. Enough for today Mr Vine. Time to remind you that I am still here, with this . . .

UPDATE FRIDAY 5TH AUGUST 2016

Hi Mr Vine, Everybody

I just posted this on Jeremy Corbyns facebook feed.

Shame you refuse to draw attention to our Councils fleecing their Rent Revenue Accounts by Millions per year. Under the guise of depreciation. Or call for the immediate introduction of Stand Alone Bank Accounts for these rent monies. The only way to secure true real no BS ''Ring Fenced Monies'' To invest in Social Housing http://bit.ly/2ae1B0x One womders why #JeremyCorbyn One wonders why #CarwynJones !

I heard BBC presenters talking housing issues this week. I didn't hear any mention questions over. ''Are Council rent monies as 'Ring Fenced' as they make out?'' Oh their Fenced alright, but only in a money laundering sense.

Twas on this video https://www.facebook.com/JeremyCorbynMP/videos/10154442438853872/

Have I really gotta write the email pointing this blog as the reply to Jane Brookmans turn a blind eye missive? You the one to Theresa May pointing asking if she can do anything to stop this. Or enact the Stand Alone Bank Account, or the various other suggestions that might just might keep our local councils more accountable?

My inner child says ''Corsss u will 'ave 2 SpeyziRave'' apparently ''SpeyziRave'' is Cockney Rhyming slang for ''Qwazydwave'' 

But Theresa May has other concerns doesn't she. The debt slavery to private landlords has to go on, hasn't it Mr Vine. The Council free to increase their rents yearly. All to siphon off to their pension funds???

All the while, nice Mr Vine continues to make pretend these concerns don't exist. 

As for me Mr Vine. I've had another neighbour think it OK to defile my garden. With out so much as a please or thank you. So I've had to be creative. In order to protect my space and real difficult for the situation to re-occur in the future, unless criminal damage occurs. Meanwhile they fly tipped the remains onto the gezzer upstairs section of garden. He was probably cheering them on. I'd call the cops but they havent given a rats arse in the past, unlikely to in the present. Another unreported crime.

What is it with people Mr Vine? Well Mrs May are you going to call for a Stand Alone Bank Account for all Council Housing Rent Revenue Monies? by the end of August 2016?

UPDATE TUES 9TH AUGUST 2016

THE EMAIL TO THERESA MAY PRIME MINISTER.

Well I got around to sending it today Mr Vine, seeing as your included in the email list you should know. But the people do not so here it is. The relevant emails 


Correspondence.Rebecca.Evans@gov.wales Correspondence.Vaughan.Gething@gov.wales AndrewRT.Davies@assembly.wales Leanne.Wood@assembly.wales Carwyn.Jones@assembly.wales Neil.Hamilton@assembly.wales vine@bbc.co.uk mayt@parliament.uk leader@labour.org.uk FirstMinister@gov.scot

Title: The Housing Revenue Account Scam Set To Continue It Would Seem Prime Minister


Hello Mrs May, Everybody


The Welsh Assembly Government appear to wish to continue the illusion that Council House Rent Monies are ''Ring Fenced'' Prime Minister. They are not. Either they live in a fools paradise or they are colluding in the Fraud. Given that they are not fools. The latter can be the only conclusion that can be drawn, from their reply to my previous email.


I am something of a blogger. Here are the 2 relevant links I would like you to look at. This is the Great Housing Revenue Account Swindle blog link http://bit.ly/1MhpPag and this is the Welsh Assembly Government Reply link http://bit.ly/2ae1B0x When I first painted the 'When Chief Constable' banner it dealt with the 'Rent Rebates' Showing up in Cardiff County Council HRA balance. I am still amazed that nobody was ever jailed for that piece of deceit. The people of Cardiff were robbed of £30Million a year of investment monies in Social Housing because of it. Now they use 'Depreciation' to fool the populous that less money is available for Social Housing than there really is. As much is siphoned out of the account as they show in 'depreciation'.


In my blog you will see my request for a Stand Alone Bank Account for Council Housing Monies. As the only way to secure True 'Ring Fencing' of Rent Monies. Mr Jones Ms Wood and the other leaders of political parties at the Senedd appear to ignore this request. That and a 75 year timescale for keeping the accounts in the public domain. After all the public would not have the 1998/99 or 1999/00 accounts if I had not kept my copy. 7 years is hardly long enough to keep a track on this dishonourable lot. Also there are other recommendations like the publishing of not only the Bank Statement for the year for this newly created Housing Revenue Bank Account, but also. The Council be forced to publish The General Fund bank account balance as well.


There is also the thorny question of 'Is the Welsh Local Government Ombudsman fit for purpose?' By refusing to use blogs as a means of evidence for a complaint. ie Washing their hands of important issues. The least of those being the Corporate Discrimination of a Tenant because they are a whistle blower or have the audacity to complain.


Questions ought to be asked of South Wales Police competancy in dealing with Accounting Fraud. The Chief Constable banner was displayed often enough during my protests down Cardiff Bay 2004-06. (That after 4 years of almost constant letter writing, and being given the run around) That the regulations for Council Accounting are prescribed by legislation. One wonders who dreamt it up. The same way one wonders. Who brokered the 'subsidy' deal? Certainly not someone with the tenants welfare at heart or one with an anti poverty agenda. Also, How did the Welsh Audit Office allow the Rent Rebates to show up? or Why they have never challenged the figure the Council claim they are placing in the HRA holding Account?


As a sensitive tenant who has suffered greatly due to this fraud. I would like to see it ended by the end of this august 2016. That is every Council who rent homes being forced to open Stand Alone Accounts for all Housing transactions. Both monies in and monies out.


There are other issues covered in the blogs. I doubt if you or your team, will have the time to take them on board. Given the load you have with Brexit. But it might be nice if this Government was proactive in commissioning the cannabis oil trials, for various conditions. From Cancer treatment through to epilepsy and beyond. It might drastically reduce the NHS bill to big pharma. Decriminalising might just allow the ordinary person to provide their own OIl to treat their various ailments.


I await any replies with interest. As ever this email will be published in the blog. Oh and it would be nice if the Liverpool Council deal with Liverpool Mutual Homes was scrapped. So that LMH do not have to pay back the scheduled Millions. Given that the people of Liverpool were also robbed when 'Rent Rebates' were used to defraud their HRA. 


Yours David Gabriel

I had to laugh at Carwyn Jones automated reply:

Your email has reached my inbox as Assembly Member for Bridgend which can only deal with constituency business. If your correspondence relates to my role as First Minister and or the Welsh Government then you will need to re-send your email to carwyn.jones@gov.wales 

Is that insane or what Mr Vine. You cant post it in this letter box it has to go in that one. Do me a favour Mr Jones re-send it yourself. 

I've wasted to much of my day on this today Mr Vine. I will publish what efforts I've made to ask questions soon. #PlaidCymru they were a bit peeved at my support for the 'Allow the welsh language to die' researcher. Not a tad bothered about fraudulent accounting tho! Eh Rhun.

UPDATE WEDS 10th AUGUST 2016

IS FRACKING REALLY NECESSARY IN THE UK

Maybe you will have a re-think Mrs May. I've been the proponent of the Waterwheel, for quite a while now.



I shot some videos along the river taff in Cardiff pointing out where they might be placed. They have finally gotten a screw turbine build on one of the weirs at Radyr. I don't know what the deal is. I don't know what the costs were. I do know I would like to see the Waterwheel down from it, back in working order. So that a comparison of the energy output of each over a 12 month period can been seen. 

But those videos were shot in the mid 2000's. This is the only hydro project I've heard of in Wales. We've all witnessed the power of our rivers, via the flooding events. So why aren't we utilising that power, before taking the risks that Fracking pose?

It clean. Its renewable, and has no fear threats associated with their use. I have to ask the question 'Why is that'. This Island is blessed with rivers, with streams. We might even get creative with their postioning. ie In the middle of rivers, with riser floats for the change in flow rates.

If they had done some experiments way back when. We'd have the data now. To know exactly, what we could produce on average per year. For each unit. For various sizes blah de blah. Plus the rivers flow is highest in winter when we need the extra energy.

Surely investment monies in the current climate would be easy to find. If the deal was sweet enough. But I would like them all owned by the people. ie Nationalised. Never to be sold off.

So I tweeted this the other day.

Poverty in Wales Mr Vine. I've written enough on solutions. But I hear this fellas pain, do you.
The rents would be reduced. The RV really ought to be re-looked at. With the impact on the tenants of over crowded dwellings taken into consideration, in coming to its New Rateable Value. 

Had that been done Mr Vine, I would never have had to get a water meter. This is a house that's shared after all. The Council making extra coin in rents and Council Tax. The water company really creaming in the dosh out of it. The other utilities having bonus on the standing charges. The TV licence doubled tripled quadrupled etc etc etc. That would stop One Licence divided by the number of tenants. The anti-poverty agenda. That none of the political parties wanted to take on board.

Common sense policy. Heart centred policy. 



I hope you take this on board as well Mrs May PM. I really really do. There's other stuff like the micro wind tree design for our homes. Isn't there Mr Vine, Mr Jones, Ms Wood isn't there. 

Wanna know how I heat my flat in the winter Mrs May. Due to the cost of gas. I use this method, and feel very blessed that I found it. The last 2 winters were the warmest I've ever had here.


 

My rigup is different to this. But the idea is still the same. 100 tealights for £2 = 2p each. 6 at a time = 12p they burn for 3  hours 12 divided by 3 = 4p per hour. Yes I put the central heating on when its very cold. The max is an hour. Then its off. I have 2 units going when it gets really cold 8p per hour. 10 hours 80 pence. I have the option of a third, if I choose 12p per hour.

Yes these can be dangerous. I would never use the tin method, I experimented. They were likely to spontaneously combust, especially with inferior tea lights, ones that were overfilled. I really should upload my rig to youtube. Its simple its safe. For carpet owners I'd suggest a flag stone underneath. But oh so glad I found this out. 

Time to go. Question 4U people . . .  Why aren't the BBC asking Carwyn Jones some very serious questions related to our Council Housing Revenue Accounts?

UPDATE THURS 11th AUGUST 2016

Oh the irony Jeremy Vine hosting Crimewatch. The BBC really are a sinister network alright.

But then Carwyn Jones is still not asked the questions and our Councils are still fleecing us.