Printed below is a copy of a post on the Eastfields residents page, this may gain your interest or provide a little hope for the residents of Ravensbury Estate:
A COMPLETELY FLATTENED CIRCLE!
Circle Housings tissue of lies, regarding consultation with Eastfields residents last year and our support for our own homes being destroyed, lay in tatters following last Wednesdays public meeting at St Marks Academy.
In front of our local councillors, our MP, the leader of Merton Council, the Mayor, the heads of Sustainable Communities, Future Merton and the Cabinet Member for Housing, one residents after another tore into Circle Housing. Many of our guests were palpably taken aback by the level of righteous fury erupting from residents. And Circle Housing were forced to publicly acknowledge that the 2013 Consultation was not inadequate. You don’t say!
The Council made a commitment to residents that regeneration will not go ahead if the majority do not want it. Residents made it clear that anything other than like-for-like housing/ financial settlements would equate to gentrification and social cleansing and will not be countenanced.
A huge thank you to Councillor Geraldine Stanford for arranging the event and well done to many of our tenanted residents who despite often expressing feelings of intimidation at the thought of standing up to CHMP, did so gallantly. Be proud of yourselves.
There will be more meetings in the future and more opportunities for our voices to be heard.
It goes to show that by working together and all of us putting in a real effort we can put a stop or a halt to the regeneration scheme and their deceitful plots, We of Ravensbury Estate need to have a proper ballot which will only be taken for residents who are actually facing the prospect and concept of regeneration/demolition I.E not residents/tenants or locals from the Ravensbury Court flats or even hengelo gardens as so far they do not seem to be included or added within the fold in the regeneration/demolition scheme, just refurbishment . It would be unfair to include them in our ballot and we who face possible demolition would be out numbered and out voted and CHMP would use the vote to their own advantage and claim the majority of residents/tenants and locals of the neighborhood are in favor of demolition and regeneration, if in fact we get a proper ballot based only on our vote then i think the vote for refurbishment only for our homes would win the day. So lets get organised and all do our bit and share the load equally this just up to certain members of our community this is up to everybody to take a fair share of the load and we can show CHMP how much we care for our homes and our lovely community if Eastfields can fight them and gain a little hope from it then so can we now please read their blog and lets show CHMP what we are made of.