Redbridge Citizens press council over affordable housing

PUBLISHED: 14:36 28 October 2016 | UPDATED: 15:06 28 October 2016

Sold, To Let and Let By estate agent signs placed outside

Sold, To Let and Let By estate agent signs placed outside


Redbridge Citizens celebrated housing triumphs and held councillors to account on their commitments at a meeting last night.

The group, which is an alliance of seven organisations in the borough and part of the national charity Citizens UK, filled the meeting room at Ilford Salvation Army, last night.

Cllr Farah Hussain, cabinet member for housing, and Cllr Helen Coomb, cabinet member for regeneration, property and planning, were in attendance.

At the event, in Clements Road, Ilford, Cllr Coomb reiterated the council’s commitment to securing a deal on establishing the first Community Land Trust sites.

Cllr Hussain was grilled by Capt Naomi Clifton, of Ilford’s Salvation Army, part of Redbridge Citizens, over Hyleford Hostel, Boundary Close, where homeless families told the Recorder in February that the space was mice-infested.

To see her response, and find out what else happened, pick up a copy of the Recorder next week.

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