The front entrance
Guest post by Selina, a resident of Prospect House about the issue that has galvanised social media in the past few days. See Kilburn Times coverage HERE. The families are faced with eviction with no apparent help from Brent Council or Shepherds Bush Housing Group. See former councillor Alison Hopkins' post on the scandolous background to this issue HERE.
The squalor office conversion flat BrenCouncil dumped 17 families into meant, from the day myself and my son moved, in it has been one nightmare after another living here.
The area is infested with rats, half the time and even up until now we have no hot water or heating. We are constantly having to chase up Shepherd’s Bush Housing Group who are working for the private landlord of the property.
Sometimes we have no running water from any of the taps for more than one day at a time. We shouldn’t have to face this in the U.K.
The property is located on the busy North Circular Road we are constantly faced with noise pollution and air pollution.
The entrance gate is constantly broken so anyone from the streets walks into our car park and sometimes are flats' communal area. The other day a tenant was faced with a group of youths loitering around our flat communal stairway. We should be able to feel safe.
We are all being faced with eviction and quite frankly I am happy to say good riddance to this building but my main concern and stress is where are all 17 families being rehoused? Brent Council seems to be offering tenants little help and no options. Private letting landlords do not want DSS tenants or ask for high income guarantors which tenants cannot provide. so what are we left with little option and no response from Brent .
Our eviction notice is up on May 23rd 2021 where are all 17 families going by that date, which will be fast approaching?
Some of the story on Twitter: