Local tenants have raised a petition after Southwark council downgraded proposed works on the Sunray Estate, and the Conservative Village Ward Action Team has taken up their cause.
The properties on the Sunray estate were built 90 years ago and many still have single glazed windows. This means they are very prone to damp and mildew. Last year they were surveyed as part of the council’s commitment to create warm, dry and safe homes. Tenants were outraged to discover in January that the Council was now planning a ‘patch and repair’ job.
Cllr Michael Mitchell said, “I am fighting to secure proper improvements for the tenants. If the council simply makes do and mends,it will not make the homes either warm or dry,and the council will have to come back and do more work in two or three years’ time.”