Friday, April 27, 2007

Council to confiscate Ferrier residents furniture?

It's been brought to our attention that the last remaining residents in the Ferrier Estate who are being forced out of the homes they own and chucked a derisory sum of money that will see them forced back into social housing have had yet another slap in the face from the Council.

Apparently, the Council will not allow the residents to take any of their furniture with them and instead will pay them half of the second-hand sale value for it. The Council says that the Ferrier Estate is infested with fire ants therefore all the furniture in it might be too hence the disgustingly low compensation.

So not only is the Council confiscating the privately owned homes forcing aspirational working class voters off the property ladder, they're taking away their furniture too irrespective of age and giving them peanuts for it that will never cover the cost of replacement. In our view it's criminal.

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Anonymous David Gold said...

This is just the latest in a long series of blows to Ferrier residents who have been kicked in the guts and then kicked again when they're down. I have spoken to countless residents who tell me the same thing time and again - they hear nothing from the COuncil directly, only through their residents' groups and the local media / websites like this.
Greenwich Conservatives will continue to fight on their behalf because home owners deserve more thean 100 grand for a four bedroom home (that's what some have been offered!) and tenants deserve like for like, not to be uprooted and downsized because of the Council's own agenda.
Peter Brooks has finally admitted that the communication has been appalling and has promised to improve it. Watch this space, but don't hold your breath.

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