Just finding these locations is tough and a lot of them will elude me for years. It will take three trips back just to find something. That’s why I can never really call it a vacation. Near the station front entry is a room dedicated to the history of the fire department, which was established by the city in 1872. Created with a $20,000 grant from the Minnesota Historical Society, the display includes the department original 1873 Buckeye Bell Foundry fire bell. One wall of the room features a large photograph of the men who served in the department during its first year.
How Passport to Housing has helped more than 200 struggling households in BathPassport to Housing is a free and confidential service designed to help local families with the expense of moving home15:04, 16 JUN 2017Updated14:48, 27 JUN 2017Claire, Paul and Maisy Ridgeway have used Curo’s Passport to Housing service to help them get on top of money issues and rent a home they can afford Get Daily updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribing!Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailRent is the largest bill for most households, and moving to a new rented home can also be expensive. There’s often a deposit and a month’s rent up front to be found, as well as moving and furniture costs.Not everyone is prepared for these costs and it’s getting harder for people on low incomes to manage their housing costs with big changes and cuts to Government benefits.These include a so called ‘bedroom tax’, limits to Housing Benefit, a cap on household benefits and reductions to support for disabled people.Bath is also one of the first places in the country to move to Universal Credit which sees welfare payments paid in one lump sum, with a wait of at least six weeks before the first payment arrives.The change also means Housing Benefit is no longer paid directly to a tenant’s landlord.Sarah Seeger is Head of Customer Accounts at Bath based housing association and house builder Curo: “The impact of this on people already struggling with money or in debt is huge. We saw these changes coming, and we knew we had to do something for our customers.”So we launched a scheme called Passport to Housing.
Normally, the second tier teams are sponsored by local businesses, and again, there was little of that this year. Some of the normal local hot shoes weren’t in the race. Jim Ingelbright and Scott Pruett who always seem to have a ride for the Infineon race, weren’t there.