7 June 2010

The Neighbour From Hell?



Alan Kibble has been seen on TV, featuring quite a lot in the BBC programme Neighbourhood Watched and making media appearances in connection with publicity for the programme.

Working for a registered social landlord (a housing association in plain English) Alan Kibble laid down the law on screen to bad neighbours and 'neighbours from hell'.  Alan Kibble is an enforcement officer from New Charter Housing Trust and has attended the Prince’s Trust team as a development coach.

However, one of Mr Kibble's neighbours might not share such a rosy view of him.  Alan Kibble has put in a claim that the neighbour's privately-owned property is a 'village green'.

As a result of Mr Kibble's claim form sent to the council, the neighbour looks set to have his property effectively taken off him with no compensation.

The property is in the area called Heyrod, in Tameside, Greater Manchester.  New Charter Housing Trust Group is also based in Tameside.

The decision-maker in this matter is Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council.  Tameside MBC is not neutral, being the former owner of much of New Charter's housing business and working closely with New Charter and its staff on a daily basis.

A small, unincorporated and unelected association of individuals calling themselves 'Heyrod Residents Association' has the ear of local councillors and, through them, the decision-maker council.

On the claim form that looks like it might now result in the property owner effectively being deprived of his land, Mr Kibble describes himself as Deputy Chairman of Heyrod Residents Assocation.  He gives his contact email address on his claim form as Alan.Kibble@newcharter.co.uk




Notes:

New Charter Housing Trust Ltd's Head of Legal Services has written on 11 June 2010 offering a view that the above logo in this blog article is 'considered an infringement of the company's copyright'.  As a result of that letter, the following note is added:  The incidental reproduction of this item (the above small logo) is in no way for commercial gain; if there is an infringement it is clearly a minor infringement; it has no independent economic significance whatsoever; and it is reproduced here for the legitimate purposes of review and criticism.  Use of the above small logo in this particular context is in the legitimate public interest.

New Charter Housing Trust Ltd's Head of Legal Services has written on 11 June 2010 offering a view that an image of Alan Kibble in this blog article is 'considered an infringement of the company's copyright'.  As a result of that letter, the following note is added:  The use of this item (an image of Alan Kibble) is in no way for commercial gain; if there is an infringement it is clearly a minor infringement; it has no independent economic significance whatsoever; and an image of Alan Kibble is reproduced here for the legitimate purposes of review and criticism.

Use of the above image of Alan Kibble in this specific context is clearly in the legitimate public interest.

2 comments:

  1. They've been kibbled. Not good.

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  2. Alan Kibble is abusing his position in New Charter Housing in order to resolve his own selfish issues. Kibble is not interested in Village Greens at all. He is an ex Police Officer who thinks he can use the Council and his Employer to resolve a neighbour dispute. This is sad.

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