To Tenants of British Street, Eric, Treby, Brokesley and
18 May 2004
Great Eastern Enterprise Centre Block D 3 Millharbour
London E14 9XP
Putting the record straight
I am writing to you all again in response to the continuing
circulation of misinformation on parts of the estate.
- I can assure all residents that the proposed transfer
to EastendHomes DOES NOT involve any form of PFI.
(Private Finance Initiative). There will not be “luxury
flats” all over the estate. A small amount of
redevelopment is proposed in areas where this will help
counter anti social behaviour and where unpopular homes,
mainly bedsitter flats will be replaced with new
affordable homes for rent as well as for sale.
- Rents will remain affordable and controlled. All
Council and Registered Social Landlord (RSL) rents are
calculated using the Government’s rent restructuring
EastendHomes will be a not-for-profit social landlord
controlled and monitored by the Housing Corporation who
report to the Government. NO privatisation of the
estate is involved.
- Rights and security are protected as part of the
All RSL’s set up by the Council in Tower Hamlets have
delivered their promises, are financially sound and play a
full and active part in providing good quality affordable
accommodation for residents of Tower Hamlets.
Director of Housing Management