Category Archives: Council housing

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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Churchill Ward Labour Councillors slam further delays and broken promises on the Ebury Bridge Estate

  Churchill Ward Labour Councillors Jason Williams and Shamim Talukder have slammed Westminster Council for further delays and broken promises on the Ebury Bridge Estate. In a strongly-worded letter to new Housing Cabinet Member Rachel Robathan, they say: “We were … Continue reading

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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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Westminster Labour slams new Tory plans ‘to send residents to Coventry’

Conservative led Westminster Council has announced plans that would see increasingly large numbers of Westminster residents who have lost their homes and are in need of temporary accommodation sent to properties in the Midlands, with hundreds being forced to take a private … Continue reading

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Labour slam Westminster’s plans to put its new council homes in Hounslow

Labour Councillors have slammed new Westminster Council proposals to use funds generated from selling off properties in Westminster to build new 24 council homes, not where they are needed locally, but in the outer London borough of Hounslow. Westminster Council’s … Continue reading

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Council plans to cut support for independent residents’ housing watchdog

Westminster Labour Group has been deeply concerned by the news that Westminster Council is looking to removing support from the Westminster Residents Panel (WRP), the independent group representing residents in the city’s social housing (including Registered Social Landlords/Housing Associations) and … Continue reading

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