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Disgraceful that Government puts Robin Hood families on hold’

PUBLISHED: 18:34 20 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:58 05 October 2010

Archer... at dilapidated Robin Hood Gardens

Archer... at dilapidated Robin Hood Gardens

Dear Editor, IT IS a disgrace that the future of Robin Hood Gardens housing complex in Poplar has been put on hold’ yet again. The Minister for Culture last year agreed not to list’ it, paving the way for it to be raised to the ground and redeveloped. The new Minister has decided to look at the whole decision all over again, so typical of Labour to do a U-turn and review the decision made less than 12 months ago

Dear Editor,

IT IS a disgrace that the future of Robin Hood Gardens housing complex in Poplar has been put on hold’ yet again.

The Minister for Culture & Sport last year agreed not to list’ Robin Hood Gardens, paving the way for the blocks to be raised to the ground and the entire estate redeveloped.

The new Minister has decided to look at the whole decision all over again, so typical of Labour to do a U-turn and review the entire decision made less than 12 months ago.

Eight-out-of-10 residents have made it quite clear that they want Robin Hood Gardens knocked down and new homes built. This Government seems hell bent on ignoring the wishes of the families, ignoring their plight and trapping them in accommodation that has been condemned.

While the decision is being reviewed, families are not being given the status that would enable them to move out, while the promised new homes are pushed further into the future.

Lives are put on hold’ and the families are having to live in blocks that are decaying and falling apart in front of them.

They are suffering because of the Government that has lost its way and is now incapable of making the simplest of decisions.

Cllr Tim Archer (Conservative)

Blackwall & Cubitt Town ward

Tower Hamlets Council

Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Poplar & Limehouse.

Plymouth Wharf, Cubitt Town, Isle of Dogs


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