• Driving up housing standards in our Bay

    I thought you might be interested to read the following statistics I received recently from the council’s Housing Standards team:

    - 85 enforcement notices have been served on 62 different landlords

    - A further 937 hazards have been identified and remedied in properties

    belonging to 143 landlords, which has protected at least 584 residents

    - 25 prohibition orders served prohibiting the use of 57 different dwellings

    - 6 successful prosecutions

    - 2 enforced sale procedures progressing

    This is both good news, and bad. Good because the council is now pro-actively supporting tenants in poor rented housing – something I have been banging on about ever since I was first elected – and bad, because this is obviously just the tip of the iceberg.

    Since I was first elected, in 2007, the poor standard of some rented housing in Ellacombe has made up the majority of my postbag and visits from residents. It is made all the more difficult for me to act because so many of them don’t want anything done ‘officially’ because they fear being evicted.

    Just this past Saturday, a lady who didn’t want me contacting the Housing Standards team but who wondered if there was ANYTHING I could do about the state of the flat where she and her young children live, came in to tell me that my actions had resulted in a contractor being at last sent round to provide a report on what needed to be remedied.

    This is so often the case in Ellacombe: people are frightened of being put out on the street, or being put in awful bed and breakfast accommodation for goodness knows how long if they make an official complaint. I have learnt to find ways to get things done without putting residents on the official Housing Standards ‘books’ which is how I know those figures above are only the tip of the iceberg.



Julien Parrott, UKIP

Councillor for Ellacombe Ward, 2007 to date
Executive Lead for Adults and Children
Torbay Borough Council Unitary Authority

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11 November 2017

A brief update ...

I realise that I keep apologising for not maintaining this website! I really hope that I will be able to do something with it in the near future, but I know that my fellow Ellacombe residents understand that my priority is with my ward work and with my work for children and adults across the Bay as Executive Lead councillor.

In the meantime, an update for my fellow Ellacombe residents: please note that my contact details have changed. If you want to discuss a local issue with me, please see below for my new contact arrangements.

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Cllr Julien Parrott, Torbay Council, Town Hall, Torquay TQ1 3DR

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