Published: Thursday, 9th September 2021
Tenants at a new over-55s council home development yesterday told visiting Cabinet Members how much they appreciated the brand new purpose-built homes.
Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Councillor Danny Thorpe; Member for Housing Councillor Anthony Okereke and Deputy Leader and Member for Regeneration and Good Growth, Councillor Denise Scott McDonald visited the new homes in Greenwich Peninsula, which were completed earlier this year.
Juniper and Jacob House are comprised of 15 homes with shared day room facilities, and Councillors met residents Angela, Temitope, Joseph, Marcia, Vivienne, Anthony and Martin, who all moved into the new developments recently. Marcia was especially enthusiastic about the first time she saw her new home, telling councillors “I was screaming, it’s so lovely! It was like winning the pools”.
Angela said of her flat “the place is beautiful. I’m proud to have a council who are building, thank you so much”. Brothers Martin and Anthony, who downsized from a larger home in the area where stairs were causing problems due to Martin’s mobility issues, were also full of praise for their new home, saying “it’s a lovely flat, two nice bedrooms… we’re very happy”.