"In April 2015, Orchard Village residents were not surprised to hear that the agency was downgrading Circle Housing’ from G1 to G3, the second-lowest level (housing insiders say that a G4 rating is extremely rare, and would threaten a housing association’s existence)."
The second lowest level eh, how come everything in Havering is bumping along just above piss-poor?
Fred Michael Deon Burton one of the better councillors in the borough does live on Orchard Village.
He stood up to the dirty tricks of the management company and won a court case against over inflated water prices.
The resistance movement on the estate is very strong which is why no Tory dirtbags will pay the place a visit.
The Enquirer is a lot better but only a small paper.
The Recorder had a very good reporter by the name of Anne-Marie Abbasah who did bring the council to book on more than one occasion and even exposed the chief exec Blake-Herbert as a bare faced liar.
Sadly she left to work as press officer for a charitable organisation and since her departure the RR has as you have pointed out reverted back to a council fanzine.