Category Archives: City West Homes

Pancho Lewis – Soho’s Labour Councillor – writes about the challenge of over-development in Soho and the future of social housing in Westminster

This is Pancho’s article for the next edition of  the ‘Soho Clarion’ When Jane asked me to write a piece for the Clarion, I decided write about what I think some of the key challenges and opportunities facing Soho are, … Continue reading

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The City West Homes Nightmare Continues – 25 more ‘nightmare’ stories

Westminster City Council’s decision to scrap City West Homes and bring it in-house has been welcomed across the city by tenants and leaseholders. The Labour Group’s year-long campaign on behalf of Westminster’s 22,000 tenants and leaseholders has been totally vindicated. … Continue reading

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Churchill Gardens Parking – We push for compensation for residents

Churchill Ward Councillors Shamim Talukder and Andrea Mann met with representatives of Churchill Gardens Resident Association, CityWest Homes and Westminster Council to discuss issues with parking on Churchill Gardens estate. Since CityWest Homes took over parking enforcement on Churchill Gardens … Continue reading

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Labour welcomes Westminster Council’s decision to close CityWest Homes and bring services back in house

Labour are delighted that Westminster Council have finally listened to the long-standing concerns of local residents and Labour councillors by taking the much needed decision to take control of Westminster’s Housing Services back in house and closing its arms-length management … Continue reading

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Labour call for CityWest to be scrapped and for urgent reforms as 86% of residents slam the service

Westminster Labour have formally set out their recommendations for reform of Westminster’s Housing management (cwh-review-westminster-labour-submission.pdf), views that have been fed into the Council’s internal reviews of the future of CityWest Homes. These policy positions have been supported by the findings … Continue reading

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CityWest Residential under fire again

CityWest Residential, Westminster Council’s for-profit estate agency (part of its arms-length management organisation CityWest Homes), which was listed earlier this year by the council itself on the Mayor of London’s Rogue Landlords database is in trouble again. Local housing campaigners … Continue reading

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23 more City West Homes ‘Horror Stories’

We thought (and hoped) City West Homes had, at last, turned the corner and was heading for an improved service. How wrong we were! As this tweet from Karen Buck MP illustrates, City West Homes’ performance continues to create new … Continue reading

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Labour launches City West Homes residents’ survey

Are you a City West Homes resident? Fill in our survey about CWH services and how they can be improved. Westminster Council has finally agreed to review City West Homes following months of complaints from residents and pressure from … Continue reading

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CityWest Homes review – time for residents to have their say

After belatedly recognising the declining performance of CityWest Homes (the Arms Length Management Organisation that runs Westminster’s housing stock) Westminster Council’s Conservative leadership announced a review, led by consultants Campbell Tickell, looking at the organisation’s performance and structures. Labour is … Continue reading

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Labour calls for an end to CityWest Homes

After months of complaints by local residents and campaigning by Westminster Labour Councillors the Conservative Council have finally admitted there is a problem with the operation of CityWest Homes, the ‘Arms Length Management Organisation’ that manages the council’s housing. The … Continue reading

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