IMPROVING LOCAL HOUSING

Posted: 04/04/09

Local Labour Councillors have been concerned for some time about the poor quality of some of the housing in the Harrow Road area. Many are Victorian terrace houses that were converted into flats in the 1930’s and after the war. Much of this conversion was not of a high standard and through neglect by landlords became damp ridden and difficult to heat due to draughts. Through the Harrow Road Partnership and the participation of your Councillors a pilot programme has begun to do a detailed inspection of the health impacts of converted flats in an area of the Ward. This will result in improvements to these properties, which in turn will ensure that those residents live in a healthier environment. It is hoped to extend this programme to other parts of Harrow Road. If you live in rented property which has damp or high level of draughts please get in touch with us.