Every single member of a west London housing association board is set to resign under extreme plans to save an embattled organisation.
Over the last year, Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation(TMO) has been under attack from furious residents, who have called crisis meeting after crisis meeting in a bid to depose its top officials, one even leading to an ongoing police investigation over allegations of threats of unlawful violence.
But now the organisation, which controls council housing throughout the borough, has announced radical plans to reshape the face of the company - whose future hangs in the balance due to a council review of how housing stock is run in the Royal Borough.
On October 27, it will ballot its 4,400 members in a bid to change the TMO constitution. If the reforms are agreed, every member of its 21-strong board will stand down and new elections will be held.
"We need these changes to safeguard the future of tenant management in the Royal Borough," said Juliet Rawlings MBE, who chairs the TMO board of directors.If the changes are agreed in the ballot, all of the existing members of the board will stand down so that new elections can be held and a new streamlined board can be put in place.
The new board will consist of just 15 members, the majority of which will be tenants or leaseholders. Any member of the TMO can stand to be part of the new committee.