Tuesday, 8 June 2021

8th June 2021

 THE VERDICT



Sonia's Stolen Home

At last; after almost four years;  suffering homelessness,  a lot of stress, anxiety, insults, deformation of character and having to fight every step of the way for justice.  

THE VERDICT IS GUILTY

Darren Baseley  GUILTY OF THEFT
Stewart Gregory GUILTY OF THEFT

Darren Baseley NOT GUILTY OF BLACKMAIL 

Sentencing is expected to be at Exeter Crown Court on July 2nd 2021

I will be there and will read out my Impact Statement before sentencing - and I can't wait to see their wicked evil faces in the Dock.

This has been such a long road - but made so much easier by my amazing family, friends and so many wonderful park home residents.  Special thanks to my good friend Tony Turner for his unstinting daily support.  Sebastian O'Kelly, Sir Peter Bottomley MP, and all at LKP (Leasehold Knowledge Partnership)  The Westminster Circle, Justice Minister Robert Buckland MP, Richard Drax MP,
Detective Kirsty Wilson. Paul Baker and all at pb insurance and last but not least, the late Lord Graham of Edmonton.

Although I admit to being very tired; I hope this verdict sends a clear message to anyone who might attempt to damage/hurt a park home resident.  More importantly I hope this verdict will go some way to help any resident faced with similar problems.  Just dig your heals in, fight and refuse to allow any one to blight your life.

I was frightened and it was difficult but I  refused to listen to threats about giving up the Justice Campaign and together we have now all achieved the review of the 10% Commission Charge and  RPI to CPI has been promised.
Basically, we legally stopped sale blocking and have achieved everything we set out to achieve.  I hope that you are all justifiably proud of yourselves.

 I will keep attending the APPG, for Park Homes, run Park Help Line and inform you all of progress on the 10% and RPI to CPI - but  I hope you will understand that I need a little rest and relaxation.

Once again my very sincere thanks for your support - and onwards and upwards.

Love from Sonia

Thursday, 20 May 2021

20th May 2021

 UPDATE NEWS FROM THE JUSTICE CAMPAIGN REGARDING:


10% COMMISSION CHARGE.  

RPI TO CPI INCREASE TO THE PITCH FEE

SONIA'S STOLEN HOME.


10% Commission Charge that is payable to the site owner on the sale of your home


Good News.  The Independent Review of the 10% Commission Charge that you campaigned for is now taking place.  Government has commissioned research by Liverpool University with the assistance of Sheffield Hallam. 


I was asked to give them the names of four residents from around the country who would be willing to take part in a group meeting with the researchers to give their thoughts on the commission charge.  This has been done and I, on behalf of our Justice Campaign have taken part in a group meeting where I could put forward the feelings of our Justice Campaign. 


In due course, I believe there will be a survey for all park home residents and when I have details of this I will make sure that it is advertised to all.  The research is not expected to conclude until the end of this year.  At that time its findings will be given to the Government and we will then await the outcome that hopefully will bring about a change to the commission charge.


Our President of the Justice Campaign, Sir Peter Bottomley MP, who actively supports our campaign has written personally to the CMA (Competition & Markets Authority) regarding the 10% Commission Charge.  


RPI To CPI


As you will all be aware; Government has promised that this will be introduced when Parliamentary Time Allows.  Needless to say, our patience is now wearing rather thin with these ongoing delays in bringing about the promised change from RPI to CPI.


For those who are not aware of the procedures that have to take place I have written a small resume below. 


Although the Government has promised to change RPI to CPI; before this can happen it has to be included in this year's parliamentary timetable.  Before that could happen, the MHCLG (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government) would have had to put the bid forward to the PBL  (Parliamentary Business and Legislation) Committee.  At the last but one APPG meeting Sir Christopher Chope asked if the MHCLG would put the bid forward for inclusion.  The reply from MHCLG was not positive.  In short, that means that if nothing else can be done the change from RPI to CPI will not happen in this year's parliamentary time table. 


I have written to Sir Peter, our President, to ask if he could do something about this.  At the APPG meeting a few days ago Sir Peter and Sir Christopher Chope OBE MP  looked at other ways that could perhaps be brought about to get the bid for RPI to CPI into this parliamentary timetable.  I believe they will try to do the same thing  - that happened behind the scenes   - when the Bill to stop Sale Blocking was included in the parliamentary timetable.  Of course, we do not know if it will be successful - but I tell you this because it is important to know that certain MPs are doing all that they can to help us on this front and as I know I have said on many occasions; without help from the inside of Westminster, nothing will happen.   I will of course let you know  if  a positive way forward can be found for this year.


Stolen Home


It is now just over three years since my home was stolen and so many of you offered me a bed when I was homeless and contributed to the fund raising that has since helped me to set up a new home.

It has been a very long, stressful and difficult journey to get this into the Crown Court at Exeter.  Now, I am just 11 days away from the Trial of the two men accused of stealing my home.  The trial begins on Tuesday 1st June and is scheduled to last for four days.  I will let you all know the outcome in due course and I would sincerely like to thank you all for the support you have given.


Best Wishes to all

Sonia 

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

11th May 2021

 Draft minutes of an APPG for Park Homes meeting by Zoom in February 2021.


https://www.parkhome.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/DRAFT-APPG-Park-Homes-Minutes-01022021.pdf

Saturday, 8 May 2021

8th May 2021

 STOP PRESS    UPDATE TO THE BELOW POST


Cornwall Council have this week received  representations from Wyldecrest`s  planning Solicitors following the serving of the Enforcement Notice on the freeholders of the site, Best Holdings, as per the Land Registry details.  The solicitors allege there is a leaseholder the Council was not aware of and that the Enforcement Notice has not been served on everyone with an interest in the land as required by Section 336(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.   The Council has since agreed to withdraw the Notice and advised the site owners  that they reserve the right to serve a  further Notice if appropriate after they have looked further into the issues that Wyldecrest`s solicitors have raised.


( NOTE: In 2018, the government confirmed its intention to simplify the complex and opaque company structures used by some rogue site owners to limit a resident’s security of tenure and avoid liability for any enforcement action)

Thursday, 6 May 2021

Friday, 9 April 2021

9th April 2021

 Devastating News


HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh dies age 99.

Thank you Sir for all you did for our Queen and Country.

RIP