Some very worrying claims are being made in Alfold, concerning the Charity that wants to build homes, more than doubling the size of the village.
Can it possibly be true that Care Ashore – or those running the charity – are telling porkies about the Seafarers they claim they are caring for, and for whom they say they need more homes? It couldn’t possibly be true – or could it that the ‘friendly charity,’ as it likes to be known and claims to be cash strapped, is actually providing homes for the staff who work there and their families.
Actual Seafarers appear be in short supply.
From those with their ears close to the ground, it would appear that the actual picture is somewhat different. The spin given by developers Thakeham Homes and Care Ashore’s Chief Executive, (or as he is referred to at the charity, Trevor ‘Bully Boy’ Goacher) is not quite what it seems.
Apparently staff and family occupy the following houses No.2, No.6, No.7, No.8, No.9, No.14, No.15, No.16, No.17, No.18, No.22 and No.23 Springbok Cottages. Plus one or two staff in the Anchor Flats/Cunard Mews. Other properties on the estate once owned by the Charity have been sold off to private buyers.
Where do you think the CEO and his wife and daughter live… in a bungalow called Hollyoak, on Loxwood Road – bought and paid for by the Charity for £550,000, (see the Land Registry details above and below).It could also provide an alternative access to the development site off Loxwood Road.
Our best estimate is that there could be between 25 – 35 people non-Seafarers living in the Charity’s properties that are specifically meant for… yup… you guessed it… former Seafarers.
So, if you give a pound to Care Ashore – how much actually goes to the Charity to provide homes for Seafarers? Sounds to us, that the landlubbers are doing quite nicely thank you.
We do hope Thakeham Homes reveal this at the next “secret” meeting they hold with all the other developers eager to concrete over agricultural land around the Waverley villages. Because the reason they claim they need to build the homes, is to house poor old seafarers that would otherwise be homeless. Perhaps the developers or the Charity have a different spin on things? WW would like to know and are always available to hear what they have to say. Contact@waverleyweb.org
And here they go again… Thakeham Homes or should it be Take-em Homes, want to help another Sussex Charity to keep going… ow public spirited of them http://www.bognor.co.uk/news/local/hospice-and-600-homes-plan-for-pease-pottage-1-6923648