Lanark residents’ fury at housing body’s letter

Petitioners at Clydesdale Housing Association offices, Lanark'15/10/13
Petitioners at Clydesdale Housing Association offices, Lanark'15/10/13
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THE RESIDENTS of three Lanark streets have been outraged by a letter sent to them by the town-based Clydesdale Housing Association.

The letter, sent to 60 homes in Stuart Drive, Kildare Drive and Stanmore Avenue, stated that the Association, which provides rented social housing thoughout the area, was now taking over as the legal factor for their homes.

The only trouble was that 49 of the 60 homes were not the Association’s but were owned privately by the families living in them!

One of the homeowners rallied the residents of the three streets to tell the Association to withdraw the letter and presented a petition to its Hope Street headquarters on Tuesday morning.

Petition organiser Ronald Logan, of 17 Stuart Drive, told the Gazette of his fury at the “arrogance” of the Association letter.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette.