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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Something Positive

Cheers!My thanks to a loyal reader who sent me a very rare, but very welcome, positive story about an organisation displaying commonsense; despite the privations of having to operate in the Nanny state, where commonsense is forbidden.

Kudos and respect to Richmond Housing Partnership, the 'arm's-length' organisation that looks after the former Richmond Upon Thames council homes.

I understand that behind one of the blocks of flats which they are responsible for is a courtyard around some trees. Over the last few years residents in the flats have been planting flowers and little shrubs, and making the area look quite nice and colourful. They really seemed to be looking after the place, planting new flowers in the spring, etc.

Now at this point you would normally expect me to say that the housing trust came along, dug up all the flowers and threatened the residents with prosecution if they dared to carry on planting unauthorised flowers, and the usual health'n'safety guff.

I am well pleased to say that this has not happened at all here. In fact the Trust is going to install a tap in the courtyard, so that people can water the plants, and is even giving them a voucher to buy a hosepipe and some gardening bits and pieces.

Now I know that this may not seem like much. However, consider the bureaucratic and insidious climate in which organisations now have to operate.

I think that Richmond Housing Partnership is to be congratulated for its practical and common-sense solution.

How often do we hear words such as "practical" and "commonsense", in a positive context, these days?

Good work!

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  1. A welcome burst of sanity. Is it too much to hope that it might spread elsewhere?

  2. Great to hear Ken,

    Perhaps you should create a new award; How about "The Ken Frost Lighthouse Award" ? Taking into account your seafaring past and how welcome such a light is to sailors......

    Well done to the housing trust....I too echo Micro Dave's hopes.

  3. Anonymous2:49 PM

    Reading this is like a ray of sunshine on a grey day.

  4. Now it is out the puritans at the relevant council will be down on them like a ton of bricks.

  5. Adrian11:20 PM

    I think I need to sit down!

  6. Anonymous12:11 AM

    Shhhh. I don't think so. I know a couple of people who ove in RHT properties, and they do seem to be one of the more enlightened operators.