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Residents holding meeting to hold housing association to account

PUBLISHED: 07:00 14 December 2009 | UPDATED: 15:22 05 October 2010

By Else Kvist PEOPLE at an East End estate are holding a meeting tonight to try to join forces in an attempt to hold their housing association to account.

By Else Kvist

PEOPLE at an East End estate are holding a meeting tonight to try to join forces in an attempt to hold their housing association to account.

Leaseholder and freeholder associations across five estates run by East End Homes want to create an estate-wide pressure group which they are seeking recognition for from the social landlord.

Estate representatives say they want to try and stop "the decline in relations between residents and East End Homes" before its risks becoming an "open conflict."

In a statement they say they are forming the group because of "growing alarm" over annual service charges and the cost of major regeneration work on the estates.

They say leaseholders feel under "enormous threat" and are frightened they may not be able to afford to stay in their homes.

At the meeting the aims of a united association will be discussed and residents will be able to sign up as members. Copies of the association's manifesto will be handed out.

Tower Hamlets opposition councillors Tim Archer and Abjol Miah are expected to attend the meeting.

The meeting at the Glamis estate's community hall on the corner of Glamis Road and Cable Street, Shadwell, starts at 7pm.

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