Residents urged to lobby Merlin housing association meeting
Residents of Filton have been urged by a South Gloucestershire councillor Ian Scott, to lobby a meeting of the Merlin housing association.
On June 14th, Merlin will meet to discuss and decide on the future of Newleaze house, an elderly residents home.
No decision has been taken as yet on a potential change of use for student accommodation.
Filton Town council have produced leaflets for Filton homes which reads:
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CHANGE OF USE FOR MERLIN HOUSE
On the 14th June 2012 Merlin Housing Association is holding a 'closed' board meeting to decide on the future of Newleaze House
At this meeting, Merlin the landlords, are to recommend a change to
the use of Newleaze House so as to provide housing for residents such as
Should this recommendation be approved then residents will need to be
rehoused and at this time there are no assurances residents will be
offered a new home in Filton
Filton Town Councilors plan to lobby the meeting of the Merlin Board
that is scheduled to meet at 6:30 on the 14th June at: Merlin Housing
Building 1. Riverside Court. Chipping Sodbury. BS37 6JX
Please show your support for our Filton Residents who don't wish to
be moved from their homes and local residents who don't want this change
of use by joining us on our lobby of the meeting.
We will assemble outside the meeting venue from 6:00pm.
For further information please contact your local Councillor
Or Filton Town Council by Phone on 01454 866698 or E-mail 'email@example.com'
Thank you for your support
Labours spokesperson for transport, planning and strategic environment, Roger Hutchinson, was asked to sign an objection letter from the council to Merlin, however declined saying he would have to full understand the letter before doing so.
It was unclear whether the South Gloucestershire Labour councillors for Filton, Ian Scott, Adam Monk and Roger Hutchinson, would attend the lobbying event.