The Four Councils who own East Kent Housing, Dover Canterbury, Folkestone & Hythe and Thanet have today (12/12/19) dismissed the East Kent Housing Board and taken direct control of the organisation.
This has come after an eighteen month long investigation by the Shepwayvox Team who have on many occasions exclusively revealed the failing of the senior management at East Kent Housing. Along the way we have revealed a £1.5 million pound “systemic fraud”. Assisted in the dismissal of Mark Anderson and Deborah Upton and shut down the company P & R, the gas contractor among other issues.
We are grateful to all those sources who have assisted us in this journey.
Moving on, the Pennington Report commissioned by all four Councils makes it clear issues are around, Legionella, Electrical Safety, Gas Safety Certificates, the P & R Contract and Fire Safety were contributory factors to shutting EKH down
With regards Fire Safety EKH and the four councils are in breach of the legislative requirements and need an appropriate system in place to deal with these actions.
It is known that Ross House, Folkestone is part of an ongoing investigation by Kent Fire & Rescue Service, using their powers under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, due to significant safety concerns.
On the 1st August 2019 Deborah Upton threatened to sue the Shepwayvox Team and sent a pre-protocol letter in her private capacity. She informed us that she had been defamed, which we asserted was simply not true, nor was it ever true, as we only published facts already in the public domain and our piece was demonstrably in the public interest as “a pattern of charging that appears to be a systemic fraud” amounting to £1.5 million happened on her watch.
The Shepwayvox Team first began highlighting issues with East Kent Housing back in May 2018 and continued to do so. We are grateful to all our sources as they have helped shaped this outcome, which was so necessary.
More to follow:
The Shepwayvox Team
Dissent is NOT a Crime.