Category Archives: Affordable Housing

Council refuses to answer questions about its damaging homelessness strategy

Labour Councillors trying to scrutinize Westminster Council’s controversial homelessness policies have been denied access to information about the legal advice the Council commissioned around the scheme that will formalise sending everyone except those with high care needs or kids doing … Continue reading

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CityWest Homes plans major estate office closures

CityWest Homes-the organisation that runs Westminster Council’s 21,000 council and leasehold homes is planning massive cuts to its network of estate offices in local communities across the city. Under plans set out to councillors this week it seems that CityWest … Continue reading

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Westminster Fairer Housing Conference- April 11th

Date: April 11th 2017, 7pm-10pm (doors from 6.30pm) Venue: Stowe Centre, 258 Harrow Road, W2 5ES, (near Royal Oak tube). Speakers include: Karen Buck MP, Westminster North Tom Copley AM, Labour GLA Housing Spokesperson Joanna Kennedy, former Chief Executive of … Continue reading

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Westminster Labour challenges huge proposed rent rise by Genesis Housing Association

Cllr Adam Hug, on behalf of Westminster Labour Group, and Karen Buck MP have written to the Valuation Office Agency, the Government body that adjudicates changes to regulated tenancies, to oppose plans by Genesis to hike rents for secure tenants … Continue reading

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Labour challenge Westminster Tory Cuts to fight to protect vulnerable adults and young people

Another Conservative Council budget, more horrific cuts to vital public services. In its 2017/18 Budget to be debated tonight (Wednesday 1st March), Westminster council has to find a further £46.175 million this year (£35.446m budget cuts and £10.7299m new cost … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Care, Affordable Housing, Children, Children's Centres, Homeless Families, Temporary accommodation, Temporary staff, Westminster City Council, Youth Services | 1 Comment

Give residents a vote on estate regeneration says Westminster Labour

In 2016 Westminster’s Conservative led Council made a U-turn on its previous commitment to give residents a vote on estate regeneration schemes. Despite a number of schemes successfully persuading residents to go ahead, this commitment was ditched after the Council’s … Continue reading

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So much for the new broom as Westminster Council continues to accept cheques instead of affordable housing

When Robert Davis was moved from his 17 year chairmanship of the Planning Committee on Westminster City Council, residents hoped the ‘new broom’ Richard Beddoe would firmly insist the local community got a better share out of the development boom. … Continue reading

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