Category Archives: Council tenants

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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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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Labour’s Westminster Councillors call on council to join legal bid to stop forced RTB sales

Labour’s Westminster Councillors have today called on Council Leader, Councillor Philippa Roe, and Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Daniel Astaire, to join other London councils in mounting a legal challenge against the Government plans to force the sale of council … 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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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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