Unhappy at quote in paper

First published in Letters

I’M VERY unhappy at the quote used in your story ‘Bereaved Cwmbran man faces bedroom tax move’ (April 1).

A few weeks ago I gave your journalist a comment after he asked for my views on the one-year anniversary of the bedroom tax.

I was shocked to see it used out of context in a story about a tenant’s personal situation. If I had known it was being used in the context of this sensitive story I would have expressed Bron Afon’s sincere condolences to Mr Reeve for his sad loss and explained more about the advice we have given Mr Reeve to help him.

My staff are contacting Mr Reeve to make sure he understands how his circumstances affect his entitlement to benefit and to continue to offer him our expert support.

Ian Simpson Director of Community Housing and Support Bron Afon

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3:05pm Fri 4 Apr 14

rugbwizzard says...

I HE HAS TWO SPARE BEDROOMS WHY DOESN'T HE RENT THEM OUT, THAT WAY HE WILL HAVE EXTRA INCOME COMING IN AND HE MAY NOT HAVE TO MOVE, OR IS THAT AN EASY SOLUTION.
I HE HAS TWO SPARE BEDROOMS WHY DOESN'T HE RENT THEM OUT, THAT WAY HE WILL HAVE EXTRA INCOME COMING IN AND HE MAY NOT HAVE TO MOVE, OR IS THAT AN EASY SOLUTION. rugbwizzard
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6:18pm Fri 4 Apr 14

sillybilly43 says...

I may be unpopular with my comment, BUT, we live in a 2 up and 2 down. Pensioners on limited income. While in some circumstances, it COULD be unfair, in MOST of the stories I read, I have NO sympathy. We have to pay for OUR spare room, and I resent paying for anyone ELSE to have 1 or 2 spare rooms. If there is a shortfall in the council pot, because of someone having too many bedrooms,and NOT paying the full amount, then obviously the rest of us have to pick up the slack. Not on!
I may be unpopular with my comment, BUT, we live in a 2 up and 2 down. Pensioners on limited income. While in some circumstances, it COULD be unfair, in MOST of the stories I read, I have NO sympathy. We have to pay for OUR spare room, and I resent paying for anyone ELSE to have 1 or 2 spare rooms. If there is a shortfall in the council pot, because of someone having too many bedrooms,and NOT paying the full amount, then obviously the rest of us have to pick up the slack. Not on! sillybilly43
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