How local government works: (1) LBWF and Mears

1. In February 2018, the LBWF Cabinet agrees to set up ‘a joint venture with Mears Limited to acquire 400 properties to let to those living in temporary accommodation or on the Council’s housing register’.

2. In June 2018, Mears sponsors a ‘think tank’ session at Housing 2018, ‘Europe’s largest and most inclusive housing festival’, which includes a heavyweight Waltham Forest presence:

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NB There is no suggestion that either Mr. Welsh or Cllr. Mitchell gained financially from this appearance, with for example the latter’s ‘gifts and hospitality’ entry for the period recording only a discount from the Orient:

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