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Circle 33 launch site investigation of New River Village, in Hornsey
A social housing association accused of forcing tenants to put up with leaks, damp walls and floods has launched a specialist site investigation.
Circle 33 is due to publish a report on the New River Village, in Hornsey, within five weeks after months of complaints.
According to people who live on the estate, sewage regularly floods the lift and the bin store overflows with rubbish, attracting vermin.
People also complain that buildings are extremely damp and communal areas such as the corridors are in a state of disrepair.
The MP for Hornsey and Wood Green, Lynne Featherstone, organised a meeting with Neil Brown, the managing director of the social landlords, after residents went to her for help.
The Liberal Democrat MP and local campaigners from her party had previously started a petition demanding better living conditions for people living in New River Village.
After the meeting Ms Featherstone said: “It is just shocking that the situation has gone on so long without Circle 33 taking action.
“Only after our letters, videos and petitioning have they started taking this seriously.
“We now await the results of the site investigation and will take it from there.
“We will not rest until these residents get decent living conditions – via improvements to the building, or permanent moves to other suitable properties.”
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