MP-elect He Ting Ru to chair new Town Council as WP unfolds plan for Sengkang

Singapore-The Workers’ Party’s (WP) He Ting Ru announced in a Facebook post on Sunday, July 18, that the newly-elected WP MPs are planning on running the Sengkang Town Council on their own. Ms He said that she and the other WP MPs-elect have told the Ministry of National Development that they will not be merging with another constituency.
Ms He, a lawyer, will be chair of the new Sengkang Town Council.
She wrote that since the GRC is a newly created one, the takeover process would require the new MPs to work alongside two existing Town Councils: Ang Mo Kio TC (AMKTC) for Anchorvale, and Pasir Ris-Punggol TC (PRPTC) for Punggol East and Sengkang Central.
Update on Sengkang Town Council matters _____________________________________________
Dear Residents of Sengkang GRC
It has been a week since you exercised your vote for the Workers’ Party team to be your MPs. We wish to provide an interim update on the take over of Sengkang Town from the existing town councils.
The takeover process for the newly created Sengkang GRC requires us to work with two existing Town Councils: Ang Mo Kio TC (AMKTC) for Anchorvale, and Pasir Ris-Punggol TC (PRPTC) for Punggol East and Sengkang Central. The Sengkang MPs-elect have informed the Ministry of National Development that we intend to run Sengkang TC on its own without merging it with any other constituency, and that I will be the Chair of the Sengkang Town Council.
In relation to the next critical steps for taking over, we wrote to both AMKTC and PRPTC on Saturday 11 July to request a preliminary meeting to discuss the handover.
On Wednesday 15 July, we specifically requested for copies of the contracts for Managing Agent services and use of TC Management software to be provided to us as soon as possible.
PRPTC, whom we understand to be co-ordinating the handover with AMKTC, suggested a virtual meeting on Friday 17 July.
At the virtual meeting on 17 July, we repeated our request for copies of agreements for MA services and TC management software, and to arrange a physical meeting next week to further discuss the hand over and get a briefing on operational matters relating to both TCs.
Meanwhile, we understand that some Sengkang residents have been calling the Aljunied-Hougang TC to report estate matters. Please note that the jurisdiction to manage HDB estates still resides in the two current TCs: Anchorvale is still managed by AMKTC, and Punggol East and Sengkang Central by PRPTC. Please continue to report estate matters and make your S&CC payments to the existing TCs until further notice.
I will provide further updates on the progress of the takeover in the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience and faith in us.
Yours sincerely,
He Ting Ru
on behalf of Sengkang MPs-elect
Raeesah Khan Chua Kheng Wee 蔡庆威 Jamus Lim
On Saturday, July 11, the Sengkang MPs-elect wrote to AMKTC and PRPTC asking for a meeting to talk about the handover. Four days later they also asked for copies of the contracts for Managing Agent services and the use of TC Management software to be provided to them as soon as possible.
A virtual meeting took place between the Sengkang MPs-elect and the other Town Councils on Friday, July, 17, wherein Ms He and the other MPs asked again for copies of agreements for MA services and TC management software, as well as for an in-person meeting “to further discuss the handover and get a briefing on operational matters relating to both TCs.”
Ms He also clarified what some residents should do should they have estate matters to report in the interim.
“We understand that some Sengkang residents have been calling the Aljunied-Hougang TC to report estate matters. Please note that the jurisdiction to manage HDB estates still resides in the two current TCs: Anchorvale is still managed by AMKTC, and Punggol East and Sengkang Central by PRPTC. Please continue to report estate matters and make your S&CC payments to the existing TCs until further notice.”
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