A couple of weeks ago I held a meeting (packed) for residents of the Noel Park estate where they could tell Homes for Haringey and Haringey Council face to face about the appalling failure on repairs. Tale after tale of real suffering due to repairs not being done or done so badly they needn’t have bothered.
Today the Tottenham and Wood Green Journal highlights – with a brilliant example – a level of incompetence by Homes for Haringey that is beyond belief.
‘Haringey’s council housing arm has come under fire after sending a bricklayer to fix a woman’s mould-covered window and then a gardener to repair her broken stair.
Staff at Homes for Haringey (HfH) then ignored her complaints, telling her all the repairs had been done, according to their reporting system.
Meanwhile Hornsey and Wood Green MP Lynne Featherstone called a special meeting last week specifically to discuss the issue of HfH’s failure to carry out urgent repairs and basic upgrade work on its decrepit homes on Wood Green’s Noel Park Estate.
Teresa Martin, 68, regularly called HfH to chase up progress on repairs to the maisonette she has lived in for 32 years in Lordship Lane, Wood Green.
But a gardener used the only material he had to hand – some garden fencing – to repair a collapsed stair after he was assigned to the job, and a bricklayer was sent packing after being dispatched to treat and fix her mouldy windows.’