Wednesday, December 21, 2005


Ongoing communication with GHA

Dear Stephen McAvoy,

Thank you for your prompt response on this occasion.

Welcoming your commitment to ensuring that our posters will be put up
in future, we would like clarification on what you mean by requesting
that you see the content of the Tenants' Association notices before
they are put up as we do not believe this to be the case with posters
for other groups publicity that are put up on the notice boards in the
high rise foyers.

We do not feel that it is an accurate representation of events to
state that we have not wished to enter into dialogue with yourselves.
Indeed our previous representations requesting a meeting were not
responded to, nor our letters on specific issues. We would welcome
dialogue between our organisations for the benefit of tenants and
residents in Cedar St/Court.

We would like to move forward to setting a time and date some time
early in the new year for a meeting with yourself in order to discuss
matters affecting residents in the Cedar Street/Court area further. We
propose the Woodside Halls, some evening in the last week in January
as a suitable arrangement. Please can you confirm your availability at
that time, or suggest an alternative timeframe.

Yours faithfully,
The Secretary (Cedar Tenants Association)

On 12/14/05, McAvoy, Stephen wrote:
> to secretary cedar group,
> GHA have no objection to posters, as assisting you put them up in
past has demonstrated. would like to see content before it goes up and you
have been advised to that effect.
> please also ensure senior concierge are aware of your intention to
put posters up, as this has not always been the case.
> I also think it best we agree number of posters, best locations i.e.
notice boards and that concierge put posters up.
> other than that I have no problems with poster and we will give you
every assistance.
> if there has been a mis understanding on this occasion with concierge
then please accept our apology. if necessary I'll resolve problem of
mis understanding with concierge to ensure no repeat.
> I believe GHA have given your organisation as much support as we can
including attempting to support role and development of your group. I
believe this is not assisted by your decision not to enter into dialogue
with GHA and I ask that you as a group reconsider that decision. GHA
would very much welcome the chance to discuss cedar with your group.
> I have explained the H&S and operational difficulty we currently have
allowing part of the concierge work area to be used for meetings. we
have however offered our support to arrange and if wished meet you at any
other local location of which there are many.
> as explained to residents from cedar, GHA will under certain
conditions provide resources to support organisations like yourself.
> I presume the common area problem you refer to is drying area ? if so
as part of GHA's continued and extensive investment plans for cedar
this problem is being addressed. if not please specify problem to
> is this not an example of some of the issues jointly we could resolve
> I would again re state I am happy to meet to discuss cedar and you
can contact me either by email as you have done, by telephone tel 945
3003 or via concierge.
> GHA has an official complaint policy that I would be happy to send
if you let me know who and where to send it to. alternatively it can be
accessed via GHA website.
> we make no attempt to restrict your organisation in fact we can
demonstrate our attempts to encourage and develop a tenants group in cedar
including arranging public meeting, personal meetings to offer training
and organisational support. our forthcoming newsletter contains a
specific request to encourage a tenant group in the cedar area.
> if there is anything other than trying to support development of your
organisation as offered, assisting arrange public meetings, promoting
interest via newsletters, displaying posters we can offer then please
let me know. thanks

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