West Hendon Public Inquiry – Round 2

Beginning on the 28th March 2017, will be the 2nd West Hendon Public Inquiry which will take place at the Royal Air Force museum in Colindale.

Details of the faceboook event are here.

Join the residents and supporters of the Our West Hendon campaign who will be outside protesting and raising awareness of the land grab and social cleansing of their Estate.

We also attach the ‘statement of reason’ from  Jasmin Parsons of West Hendon which has been put forward at the second Public Inquiry on behalf of the ‘Our West Hendon’ campaign, voicing the residents objections to the CPO’s, here:D2 Statement of reasons 1st March 2017

This statement sets out examples of why the residents are fighting against the alleged regeneration of their garden council estate and why it is of the utmost importance that the comments and views are given serious thought and consideration not only at the Public Inquiry, but also by the London Mayor as part of the Estate Regeneration Consultation.

To see Jasmin in action, and some footage of the last Public Inquiry, please watch the excellent documentary, The Estate we’re in.

Estate Regeneration – Mayor’s Consultation – Our Response

To the Mayor of London

Residents and community activists have worked together to formulate a detailed reply to your consultation Homes for London, ‘Good Practice Guide To Estate Regeneration ‘and we would like to ensure that it is documented by the mayor and City Hall that the following campaigns  have contributed to the attached written response.

  • Our West Hendon
  • Barnet Housing Action Group
  • Barnet Momentum Housing Group
  • Barnet Alliance for Public Services
  • Our Grahame Park
  • Dollis Valley Housing Action
  • Our Whitefields Estate

This is our response: v2 Homes for Londoners (Barnet Haction) (1)

For reference – here is the link to the Mayor’s proposal

Together, via Barnet Housing Action Group, we released the following statement to the press on the subject:

“We’d like to firstly thank the Mayor of London, for opening up the much needed debate on London Estate regeneration.  This consultation has given us an opportunity to highlight the iniquitous outcomes that have arisen from many  estate regenerations across London, and expose the truth that numerous estate regenerations have in reality resulted in families losing their homes. (Over 300 in West Hendon alone).

It was disappointing to see that the  democratic voice promised by the Mayor of London in his manifesto not only disappeared from the consultation, it went on to describe such ballots as being too “complex” and binary.   Does he really think that those residing on council estate are not able to grasp the arguments for estate regeneration?  We have seen over the last 5-10 years developers rampaging across our great city with no consideration for existing communities and London’s great heritage.

It is crucial that the Mayor gives residents in every estate facing regeneration a democratic vote without exception. This is not just a council estate issue now, the question here is who really does run London.”
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Tweet from March 2016 during the London Mayoral Campaign