Next Barnet Labour Housing Commission meeting tomorrow

The next evidence session of the Barnet Labour Group Housing Commission takes place next Wednesday 8 July 7pm-10pm at the Park Road Youth & Community Centre, West Hendon NW4 3QB.

As chair, I and the other commissioners will be hearing evidence from Nicholas Boys Smith, Founder of Create Streets – an independent research institute focusing on the built environment, Maggie Rafalowicz, Associate Director at Campbell Tickell – a leading consultancy in the housing, social care, regeneration and charity sectors and Tom Copley AM who has been campaigning on housing issues including standards in the private rented sector, affordable housing and Right To Buy.

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 about housing or the regeneration of our council estates please let us know by booking a 3 minute slot.

This meeting follows five other successful events – a public engagement launch event that took place in November at the Crown Hotel in Cricklewood, and four public evidence sessions held in venues around the Borough over the last 7 months.

Labour’s Housing Spokesperson and Joint Vice-Chair of the Commission, Cllr Ross Houston said: “We look forward to welcoming all our witnesses and hearing their evidence on tackling the shortage of affordable housing in Barnet and improving standards in the private rented sector.

“The lack of affordable housing in the borough is the second highest concern for local people according to the council’s last Residents’ Perception Survey and we are looking at what practical solutions are available to help solve the problem.”

To book a three minute ‘open mike’ slot at the meeting RSVP here: http://www.barnetlabour.co.uk/housing_commission_open_mike_session_6

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About nickygavron

Former Deputy Mayor for London, London Assembly Member, Chair of Planning Committee, and Labour Spokesperson for Planning
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