Date: June 1993
Compiled by a tenant from the Fordyce Estate.
With thanks to:-
The long suffering tenants from the Fordyce Estate who have helped with information, advice and by attending the meetings as this does make a difference.
Everyone who found faults in the draft report.
The Fordyce Forum, well worth attending if you want to know what's going on or if you want to help achieve improvements to the estate.
Adam Clenaghan (Chairperson of Fordyce Forum) for all his hard work in keeping the Forum going.
The Hemlington Echo, well worth reading. This also helps to keep you informed.
Hemlington Residents Association, 20 Viewley Centre *, Hemlington, Middlesbrough, Cleveland. For all their help, assistance, advice, support and time.
The Community and Development Team, same address as above. For all their help.
The Hemlington Community Council Residents' Survey, shortened to "The Hemlington Survey" in this report. It contains some interesting facts about Hemlington.
The Research and Intelligence Unit for helping to produce the excellent survey listed above and statistics used in this report.
Bob Brady, Chair of the Community and Services Committee.
Middlesbrough Borough Council staff, (especially Bernard Williams and Ian Finlay), Corporation House, Albert Road, Middlesbrough, Cleveland.
Middlesbrough Borough Council staff, (especially Vivien Lyons, Mick Thompson, Neil Davison, Claire James and Sean Hookey), Area 4, 23/25 Viewley Centre *, Hemlington, Middlesbrough, Cleveland. For all their assistance.
David Bowe M.E.P., (Member of the European Parliament), 10 Harris Street, Middlesbrough. For his support.
Colin Dunn, Energy Advice Co-ordinator, Neighbourhood Energy Action, 96 Park Lane, Middlesbrough, Cleveland. For some of the energy information provided.
All those who provided evidence, data, information etc. for the appendix.
Peter Goodwin from Marske, Green Party member. For some of the energy information provided.
Pat Southon and Dave Budd, our Ward Councillors for all the behind the scenes and front line work.
Kevin Ions, Software Training Office, MARI Computer Training Limited,
2 Maritime Road, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland. For training me how to write
reports. I hope this is up to his high standards.
* Viewley Centre is sometimes known as Viewley Hill Centre.
Also thanks to:-
The public lending libraries for information and help.
Banks of the Wear Community Housing Association, 20 Rothbury Road, Berwick Hills, Middlesbrough, Cleveland.
Building Research Establishment for kind permission to use the section "2:2 Heating difficulties." in the appendix.
To the unnamed helpers, thankyou.
My wife and children for giving me the reason to complete this report.
A useful quote to think about "There are no problems only solutions,".
Picture used in the appendix by Adam Clenaghan, Chairperson of the Fordyce Forum.