board members resign from Homes In Sedgemoor after row
row between Homes In Sedgemoor and a local tenants group
has led to the resignation of six board members.
arms-length management organisation (ALMO) was awarded a
30-year contract to continue to manage 4,200 properties on behalf
of Sedgemoor District Council - including many in Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge - last year.
the relationship between the ALMOs board and Sedgemoor Tenants
Voice (STV) reportedly broke down earlier this year and the board
reportedly passed a vote of no confidence in STV earlier this
month, but a further dispute over 'perceived council interference'
was then followed by the resignations.
District Council spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Sedgemoor District Council is disappointed that some of
the members of Board of Homes in Sedgemoor have resigned. There
are 12 members on Homes in Sedgemoor Board made up of 4 Independent:
4 Tenants; 4 SDC councillors. Before the Board meeting on September
3rd, there were three vacant posts (1 Independent and 2 tenants)."
independent members (including the Chairman) resigned and two
tenant representatives resigned. One SDC member resigned; another
councillor will be nominated to the Board. To that end, measures
are now being put in place to address the situation."
added: "The Chief Executive of Homes in Sedgemoor, Dawn Lang,
has tendered her resignation to accept another post. In the interim,
Kerry Rickards, Chief Executive of Sedgemoor District Council
will be Acting Chief Executive working alongside the existing
staff at HiS."
in Sedgemoor was formed in 2007 and is an 'arms length management
organisation' wholly owned by Sedgemoor District Council, managing
their 4,200 homes. It is a non-profit organisation.