Category Archives: Council rents

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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A double whammy for social housing in Westminster

A recent report by the respected housing charity Shelter has identified that under the Conservative Government’s plans to sell off high value council homes would mean Westminster has to sell off a massive 76.3% of its much needed council homes … 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 on Westminster Council to save Church Street services for families and the elderly

Two local community services in Church Street are under threat of closure and Labour Councillors have called on Westminster Council to step in and save them. Shepherd’s Bush Housing Association has given notice that it will cease to subsidise the … Continue reading

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Westminster Council tenants face £1.79 million rent increase

Westminster Council tenants will by paying an extra £1.79 million in rent next year as a result of the Conservatives’ decision to increase rents by 2.19% (£2.68) per week which will increase average rents from £122.27 per week to £124.95 … Continue reading

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Labour calls for Westminster Council rent freeze for tenants and small businesses

Westminster Labour Councillors have called on the Council to freeze the rents of Council tenants and small businesses. In a letter to the Council, Councillor Guthrie McKie writes: “We are approaching the time when the Council will announce the formula … Continue reading

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Labour calls for a stop to Westminster Council’s campaign of celebrating huge increases in rents for former Council flats sold under the Right to Buy

Labour Councillors have called an urgent meeting with City West Homes Chief Executive, Nick Barton, after the Council’s Housing Management arm continued its campaign of celebrating huge increases in rents for former Council flats sold under the Right to Buy. … Continue reading

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