Lynne Featherstone MP welcomes emergency repairs at New River Village

Lynne Featherstone MP and a local resident make demands to the Circle 33 Managing Director outside the New River Village Colorado apartments. Lynne Featherstone MP has welcomed the emergency works undertaken and planned by Circle 33 at the Colorado Apartments at New River Village.

The Liberal Democrat MP called on Circle 33 to make the repairs, following a number of complaints from local residents about poor living conditions, acute damp, and the corridors being in a state of disrepair.

Along with Hornsey Liberal Democrat campaigner Dawn Barnes, the local MP started a petition, recorded a video and demanded a meeting with the Managing Director of the Housing Organisation.

After the meeting, Circle 33 agreed to run a specialist site investigation. On Friday, they informed the MP for Hornsey and Wood Green that:

  • emergency works have been completed to address specific risks around water ingress and damage;
  • the sealing of the building to prevent further water ingress will start in November 2013, along with work to dry out the building;
  • repair of properties damaged by water and damp will begin in early 2014.

Commenting, Lynne Featherstone MP said:

“It should never have taken this long, but I am glad that Circle 33 has finally started to undertake these vital repairs.

“Thank you to all the residents who signed the petition and helped us up the pressure on Circle 33 to make repairs. Together, we have pushed them into action.

“This is not over, though. We will continue to keep an eye on the situation, and we will not rest until residents in Colorado block are happy with their living conditions.”