Silchester estate residents claim regeneration will force them out

A nice piece from Henry Tobias Jones on www.medium.com (14 April 2016), that outlines our argument with the RBKC and counters some their negative propaganda about our estate.

Residents of North Kensington’s Silchester Estate have accused the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea of “socially cleansing” the neighbourhood, after “regeneration” plans were proposed which could see most of the estate demolished…

…Jo Poole, secretary of the Silchester Residents Association, invited KCW Today into her family home to demonstrate that, contrary to what the council had told residents, the Silchester properties are not in a state of disrepair. She adds the regeneration project is “an enormous, and massively destructive” option which is “entirely unnecessary”…

…“It’s not a sink estate”, she says, “it’s really lovely, and it has a really strong community which is great for families.” Joining Poole, was her young son who, throughout much of our conversation, was eager to play in the community playground which is at the heart of the estate’s leafy gardens…

See article here.

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