I have written an urgent email to the Chief Executive of Homes for Haringey today calling for answers over the halting of a scheme to bring local council homes up to standard.
The Decent Homes scheme, meant to improve council homes across the Borough, has been suspended by the Labour-run Council, affecting a number of Hornsey and Wood Green residents.
Homes for Haringey say this relates to a failure by the council to secure an appropriate contractor for the 2013/2014 Decent Homes programme. I wonder why they failed to secure an appropriate contractor? Could it be that they messed up the process?
Strangely work will continue in Tottenham – though work to improve council blocks will be halted in Wood Green, Bounds Green, Crouch End, Highgate and Stroud Green.
Causing further concern, the Council have as yet not confirmed that the suspended works will be carried out next year, only that those homes not receiving attention this year will be recommended for inclusion in the Decent Homes programme in 2014/2015.
It’s just one disaster after another – but sadly – it’s local people who suffer for Haringey’s mess ups.