Haringey's newly elected Momentum Council have recently learned that two of their Large Panel System residential blocks on the Broadwater Farm Estate have failed to meet the building regulations for resistance to disproportionate collapse. Echoing the discoveries of the very same issues found to be affecting four blocks on the Ledbury Estate in Southwark last summer, Haringey are now faced with the prospect of deciding whether to strengthen and refurbish their Tangmere and No
One year ago, following the discovery that our Ledbury Estate tower blocks were not fire safe, I became involved in campaigning in my community. As someone who'd raised concerns over potential fire risks, which horrifically proved to be founded, I felt a responsibility to follow the matter through, and to ensure that the residents of our community had their voices heard. As a novice to engaging with the local authority over housing issues, I began by attending Southwark Counc
A Subject Access request has revealed that Southwark Council have been holding and sharing information and data from the Ledbury Action Group's private Facebook page. Read the full article from Inside Housing on this story here.
Residents of the Ledbury Estate have been following closely the events and investigations on our sibling Large Panel System estates over recent months. Haringey Council have recently made a decision to decant two of the blocks on Broadwater Farm (Tangmere and Northolt) as, like Ledbury, they require structural strengthening. The difference between Haringey and Southwark Council however, is their opinions on the future of their blocks. Southwark Councillors have repeatedly exp
Following the lack of structural strengthening discovered at the Ledbury Estate Large Panel System tower blocks last year, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government formally wrote to all local authorities who own Large Panel System blocks and asked them to carry out tests to check that their blocks were sufficiently strengthened. Broadwater Farm Estate in Haringey was one of the estates that underwent these checks. Earlier this year, Ledbury Action Group reque
At a residents meeting called by Ledbury Action Group through the Ledbury Tenants & Residents Association held on 30th May, low rise residents of the Ledbury Estate voted unanimously on a motion that Southwark should have asked them before adding their homes into the Options Appraisal for potential development, and a second motion that the appraisal process must be paused in order for a vote on this to take place. At the same meeting, the residents asked Ledbury Action Group