Hornsey residents meet with Lynne Featherstone MP to raise concerns over the arms trade

Concern is growing that Homes for Haringey, Haringey Council’s Arm’s Length Management Organisation (ALMO) in charge of Haringey’s 21,000 council homes, will not receive an improved star rating essential for investment in the borough’s council homes.

Haringey Liberal Democrats are pointing to a recent admission from a watchdog body that the ALMO inspection scores could suffer due to the Labour Government _ s decision to delay Decent Homes funding. Homes for Haringey are due to be inspected on 9th May 2007.

Cllr Catherine Harris (Liberal Democrat Housing Spokesperson) comments:

“I am so disappointed for all the tenants waiting in their homes for news of the Decent Homes improvements and when they will start.

“I hear too many reports from tenants living with severe disrepair, shoddy patch up jobs and lack of investment in council housing in Haringey. It is a lack of forward thinking. For the Labour Council it is their own Labour government that is stalling on this money.”

Lynne Featherstone, Hornsey & Wood Green MP, adds:

“As the constituents who regularly come to my surgery testify, much of Haringey’s housing is creaking at the edges. Without urgent investment which tenants and leaseholders have been promised for years, many residents are stuck in housing that is almost unfit for human habitation.

“This is another Labour manifesto promise broken and it is local people who have to suffer the consequences.”