MP offers further support as Connaught House residents face eviction

Lynne Featherstone MP has today offered her continued support to residents of Connaught House in Muswell Hill.

The remaining residents face eviction today. The Metropolitan Police, who own the building, have refused to extend the lease granted to Crown Housing Association. The Association and the residents must therefore vacate the premises.

The Liberal Democrat MP for Hornsey and Wood Green has previously contacted the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police in an attempt to stop the eviction, and subsequently Crown Housing and Haringey Council, to ensure that appropriate alternative accommodation is found.

Commenting, Lynne Featherstone MP said:

“I have made numerous representations on behalf of my constituents at Connaught House. I have contacted the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Crown Housing and Haringey Council.

“Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, the Met are intent on selling the land. They will not withdraw the instruction to Crown Housing to vacate the property.

“I have urgently contacted Crown Housing and Haringey Council, to gain assurance that all residents of Connaught House would be given appropriate alternative accommodation.

“Haringey Council said that they were advising and offering different housing options to each resident. Crown Housing also said that alternative housing options have been offered.

“I can only imagine what the residents must be going through. If any of them do not feel that Haringey Council or Crown Housing has offered them appropriate alternative accommodation, I urge them to contact me immediately so that I can make further representations on their behalf.”