“There is much concern, and stories are circulating that park home residents will not get this payment. This has been brought about because the Chancellor said that every household would get the £400 energy grant. However, he failed to say that park homeowners would not get it because they did not have an individual electricity account.
Feelings are, of course, understandably high – and so they should be – but please be patient and wait for the Government’s announcement because they are fully aware.
Sir Peter Bottomley MP, the Father of the House and President of the Park Home Owners JUSTICE Campaign, is strenuously behind you and has been in contact with the Secretary of State, as have many MPs. I know I will hear from him directly with any reply, and that will be passed to you immediately.
However, It does no harm for you to keep the pressure on and lobby your MP to add his/her voice.
In addition, on BBC Morning Live today, they were discussing the energy support measures and said a spokesman from the Government said they are aware of the issue for park homeowners and are looking at other ways of getting the payment to us.
A further report is expected in late summer.
This payment is not due until October, so we have plenty of time. I am sure a solution will be found – but if not, I hope you will agree; then is the time to raise our voices and do something very constructive to force change – and the Park Home Owners JUSTICE Campaign will be fully behind it.
This whole situation is a national disgrace. Park Home Owners have the same rights as homeowners in bricks and mortar. But as usual, it was not thought through, and no one could blame any park home resident for feeling they are treated as second-class citizens. But your day will come. There is strength in numbers, and as mentioned above, may I ask you to bombard your MP with letters requesting them to bring this up in the house. Perhaps also remind them that in the not too distant future, they will want your vote.
Supplied by the Park Home Owners JUSTICE Campaign.
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