Over 50 residents made their views heard to representatives from both Haringey Council and Homes for Haringey. The concerns raised included a lack of urgent repairs, failure to provide decent homes work and poor customer service.
Having seen the anger and upset among the residents, Homes for Haringey promised to take action and complete the urgent repairs.
Along with local campaigners Roberto Robles, Colin Heinink and Vik Seeborun – Lynne Featherstone MP has long been campaigning for a better deal for residents on the Noel Park estate. They have called on the Labour-run Council to include the Noel Park estate in the Decent Homes programme – and for Homes for Haringey to spend money on repairs, rather than bonuses.
Lynne Featherstone MP commented:
“I am glad that, finally, residents have had the chance to raise their concerns directly with the Council and Homes for Haringey.
“Listening to the residents and hearing about the awful conditions they live in, it is obvious that the Labour-run Council have let them and the whole estate down badly. This is a scandal, no-one should have to live like this.
“Homes for Haringey promised at the meeting to make the urgent repairs. I will be keeping a close eye on them, and publishing whether they keep their word or not.”
Noel Park campaigner Roberto Robles said:
“It was shocking and deeply saddening to hear what some of the local residents have to live with on a day to day basis.
“And their local Labour councillor, who is responsible for housing in the borough, didn’t even bother to show up to the meeting.
“Noel Park deserves better. Colin Heinink, Vik Seeborun and I will carry on fighting for residents, to secure the urgent repairs that are so desperately needed.”
Noel Park estate resident Carol Cabey said:
“Residents on the Noel Park estate need urgent repairs, but the Council and Homes for Haringey have not taken action.
“It’s not fair for the Council to spend so much money on other places, and waste money on botched repairs, when the Noel Park estate is in such desperate need.
“I’m glad Lynne called the meeting and gave us a chance to have our voices heard. I just hope the Council and Homes for Haringey were listening.”