Category Archives: Council leaseholders

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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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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Ex-council flat in Covent Garden sells for £1.2m – 10 times its original price

An ex-council house has been sold for £1.2m – nearly 10 times the original price when it was purchased under right-to-buy rules, according to a report. The three-bedroom flat near Covent Garden in central London was bought from Westminster Council … Continue reading

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Still time to comment on Westminster’s Housing Strategy

There is still time to make your comments on Westminster Council’s Housing Strategy You can read the strategy at http://transact.westminster.gov.uk/docstores/publications_store/housing/9.35_wcc_housing_strategy_a4_aw.pdf , The Council has confirmed they’ll accept submissions until 14th August. Please send your comments to housingstrategy@westminster.gov.uk You can read … Continue reading

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Labour calls for more ambition in Westminster Council’s housing plans

Westminster Labour Group has called for Westminster Council to be more ambitious in its plans to provide new social and genuinely affordable housing. In its response to Westminster Council’s draft 5 year Housing Strategy, Labour Councillors have published a wide … Continue reading

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Major delays to a Westminster broadband scheme leaves CityWest Residents in the digital slow lane

Westminster Labour Councillors are calling on Westminster Council and CityWest Homes to sort out major delays in the Community Fibre project that is supposed to help give residents access to superfast broadband and help those without internet access get online. … Continue reading

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Westminster Labour launches plans for more Genuinely Affordable Homes and Better Management of Existing Council Homes

Labour Councillors have launched plans for more Genuinely Affordable Homes and Better Management of Existing Council Homes as one of the key priorities for the Westminster City Council Elections on 22nd May. • We will set a target of 1,000 … Continue reading

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