Category Archives: Council housing

Ebury Bridge Estate: Westminster Labour continues call for full resident ballot following Council’s decision to demolish estate

Labour Councillors are calling on Westminster City Council to hold a residents’ ballot on Ebury Bridge Estate, after its Cabinet approved the proposal for full demolition of the 1930s-built, majority social housing, estate in London SW1. At the Cabinet Meeting … 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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Westminster Labour’s plan for the first 100 days of a Labour Council 

Labour has set out an ambitious but deliverable manifesto that can help positively transform Westminster for the future to make it a city for the many not the few. So, if elected on May 3rd we will take urgent action to deliver on … Continue reading

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Even more ‘Nightmare Stories from City West Homes – another 20 more stories and only a change of control at Westminster Council will make a difference

When we launched our first set of 20 ‘Nightmare Stories from City West Homes’ in January 2018 we thought that this would spur Conservative Councillors and City West staff in to action. But all we heard was first, a denial … Continue reading

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KEY PLEDGE: Westminster Labour will build many more council and lower rent homes

For far too long Westminster Council has not built enough social or lower rent housing to respond to the huge need in our city, and all too often the ‘affordable’ housing that has been built is still too expensive for … Continue reading

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Labour will make ‘affordable homes’ affordable with Westminster Key Worker Homes

One of the more insidious changes introduced by the Conservative Government since 2010 and driven hard during Boris Johnson’s spell as Mayor of London was the systematically undermining of the meaning of the word ‘affordable’ in affordable housing. Allowing the … Continue reading

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Westminster Labour’s plan of action to stop CityWest Homes and local Housing Associations failing our residents

Residents are angry with the very poor performance of CityWest Homes, the organisation that manages the homes of council tenants and leaseholders on behalf of Westminster Council. Service standards have clearly deteriorated after Conservative council cuts to the housing management … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, City West Homes, Council housing, Council leaseholders, Council tenants, Estate Office, Genesis, Housing, Housing Associations | 4 Comments