Category: Highpoint

  • OFF TO SEE THE NEW PRISONS MINISTER

    In my days as a political correspondent, I used to pontificate about the winners and losers in ministerial reshuffles analysing whose career had stalled, whose had plummeted and those very few who had shot to political stardom. This year, I have been more concerned about the causes and communities that can get overlooked as ministers…

  • WE’RE TAKING THE HIGHPOINT CASE TO LONDON

    Residents of the Highpoint Estate, Stradishall are taking their campaign to London next month when we go to meet Prisons Minister Jeremy Wright at the House of Commons. The meeting on Monday 9 June will be our first chance to put our case in person to the minister and argue the claim that successive Governments…

  • HIGHPOINT: GIVE US THE PROOF!

    Calling all residents of Highpoint Estate: please come to a public meeting at Happy Days Nursery at 7pm on Friday 11 April and bring any evidence you have that you have paid the prison or Home Office for the upkeep of the roads. I want people to look out their old bank statements, check out…

  • Highpoint garages – what are the MoJ up to now?

    Residents were bemused to find that the MoJ has stuck notices on the garages around the estate which in some cases asked the user to confirm ownership and in others ordered the user to clear out their property and vacate the garage by the beginning of March. In at least one case an eviction order was…

  • Highpoint … Collecting the evidence

    I have been back to the Highpoint Estate again tonight to borrow documents from local residents which demonstrate their claim that the MoJ is liable for the upkeep of the roads around the estate. Local people say when they bought their homes the arrangement was they paid a sum equivalent to 1/78 of the purchase…

  • Highpoint Meeting Tonight

    Highpoint Estate Residents Association Meeting Wednesday 22 January 7 pm Happy Days Nursery Mary Evans, Councillor for the Clare Division, Suffolk County Council Assistant Cabinet member for Roads and Transport, will lead the meeting.  Mary is working on assembling the evidence that Matthew Hancock, our MP, requires in order to lead a delegation to see…

  • Highpoint Estate … the fight goes on

    Although the Ministry of Justice has rejected the appeal Matthew Hancock and I made for it to honour its obligations and repair the roads and street lights … the fight goes on. In a letter to Matthew, Prisons Minister Jeremy Wright,  says responsibility for the maintenance of the estate infrastructure passed to the residents when…