As Roddons residents celebrate Jubilee, housing association reveal former police chief Gipp has suddenly quit

A NOTICEABLE absentee from this Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Party organised by Roddons on Wednesday was the man in charge of customer care.

Whilst Roddons has been busy organising celebration parties for those in their sheltered housing schemes, it was officially announced that former Fenland police chief Mick Gipp has suddenly quit.

He only joined Roddons in February from Fenland District Council where he had a senior role in the licensing department.

A Roddons spokesman said: “We can confirm that Mick Gipp has resigned from his position as Assistant Director for Access & Customer Care at Roddons with immediate effect, as he was in his probation period.

“Mark Lowthian, our Assistant Director of Neighbourhoods, will assume management responsibility for the Roddons Customer Services Team while we recruit for this position.”

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Meanwhile residents living in sheltered housing schemes in Fenland have been getting together to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a number of street parties in the area.

A housing association spokesman said they encouraged “residents to get to know each other, form friendships and create integrated communities.

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“A jubilee street party is a great opportunity to build relationships and as part of its commitment to enhancing life chances, Roddons has organised an event for over 100 sheltered scheme residents on Wednesday 13 June.

All Roddons sheltered residents were invited to Wisbech St Mary Community Centre to enjoy traditional party food and entertainment.

“Underneath the bunting residents took part in a jubilee-themed quiz and enjoy a collection of old photos of the area taken by local historical photographer Lillian Ream,” said the spokesman.

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