Labour welcomes Westminster Council’s decision to close CityWest Homes

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Labour welcomes Westminster Council’s decision to close CityWest Homes and bring services back in-house

We are delighted that Westminster Council have finally listened to the long-standing concerns of local residents and Labour councillors by taking the much needed decision to take control of Westminster’s Housing Services back in-house and closing its arms-length management organisation CityWest Homes.

The move has been announced today by Cabinet Member for Housing and Customer Services, pending formal approval by Cabinet on October 15th.

For several years, but particularly since summer 2017, Westminster Labour have been sounding the alarm about the performance of CityWest Homes, highlighting many ‘nightmare’ stories of poor performance and raising deep concerns about its service and culture, including most recently in a July 2018 Council Motion calling for CWH to be scrapped.

Westminster Labour Leader Cllr Adam Hug said: “We are delighted that the Council has listened to the deep concerns of CityWest Homes tenants and leaseholders by taking the service back in-house. There is much still to do in order to improve the services residents receive but this is a welcome step forward.”

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