Uncertainty over plans for warden services
RESIDENTS living in a sheltered housing complex are still being kept in the dark over planned changes that could end their on-site warden service.
Due to Cornwall Council cuts, the company which runs Bederkesa Court – Cornwall Housing Ltd, which is owned by the authority – wants to change the current system from a single daily resident warden to numerous on-call wardens.
Cornwall Housing Ltd met residents and councillors last week where an announcement was expected, but a definite decision will not be relayed to residents until a meeting scheduled for November or December.
"We were told at the meeting that it's all down to budget, which we knew anyway," Bederkesa Court resident Mary Fisher said.
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Cornwall Housing informed residents that first it will be looking at the warden scheme at category one sites, which are generally groups of bungalows or small blocks of flats, and then category two schemes such as Bederkesa Court, which are larger blocks of flats.
"We realise the council needs to make cuts but it has taken a long time for the residents to build up trust with the current warden," said Mrs Fisher.
"Cornwall Housing now knows that we are not going to lie down and take whatever they might throw at us."