The Barnet Labour Group Housing Commission will be taking evidence in the New Year on the regeneration of our council estates, including from non-secure tenants and leaseholders living on Barnet’s regeneration estates. The Commission is also interested in speaking to council tenants on Barnet Council’s recent proposal to increase council rents to 80% of average market rents.
Barnet’s Labour councillors have set-up the Housing Commission to look into how Barnet can increase the supply of affordable homes, and help improve standards in the private rented sector. I am pleased to serve as Chair of the Commission.
The meeting takes place on Thursday 8 January from 7pm -10pm at the Youth Centre of Hendon Mosque, Brent View Road, NW9 7EL, and the Commission is calling for residents affected by the regeneration of Barnet’s council estates to come along and have their say on plans for West Hendon, Grahame Park and Dollis Valley. All members of the public are welcome to attend and listen to the evidence. If you would like to give evidence or speak at the meeting on any issue related to the regeneration of our council estates please let us know by booking a 3 minute slot.
This meeting follows three other successful events – a public engagement launch event that took place on Thursday 20 November at the Crown Moran Hotel in Cricklewood, an evidence session that took place on Monday 1 December at the Rainbow Centre, Dollis Valley Drive, and an evidence session that took place on Monday 8 December at Friern Barnet Library. The Commission will meet at least six times over the next 8 months, and will be taking evidence from housing professionals, other London boroughs and the local community. The meetings are all be open to the public to attend.