Distressful and worrying (Christine Donald)
In the light of Martyn Fisher’s successful case against Shetland Islands Council, it has therefore set a precedent for reimbursement to housing tenants here in Sandwick.
The council and Shetland Charitable Trust made no direct collective meeting with the tenants but only a waiver to be signed that left us with no option in fear of legal action.
Following the waiver notice I received a letter reminding me that I had agreed to the waiver and end of subsidy, but included with the letter was an invoice for £198 to be paid to the council or a payment plan set up monthly.
Delays and changed decisions of a suitable contract with the energy company and constant meter readings was distressful and also the worry of paying to both the electricity provider shortly after the council’s “electricity” charge.
In effect I presently pay monthly to the council and am unable to increase monthly payments to the energy provider.
If the council was stated as being annoyed at Mr Fisher’s delay in signing and refusal of waiver, then do they know what it cost the rest of us who were given no option as they knew we would not decline.
I request that the £198 taken from me be reimbursed. I find the increasing dismissal of the senior age group in Shetland quite unsettling, having now reached that age bracket.
11 Park Wynd,