Saturday, 14 August 2010

Slough Borough Council will fight for Rights for tenants to stay.

Any attempts by Whitehall to force tenants from their council home will be fought by Slough Borough Council, deputy Leader James Swindlehurst has warned.Cllr Swindlehurst was speaking after the Prime Minister David Cameron Said council homes tenants did not have the right to a house for life. Grant Shapps the Housing Minster also announced greater flexibility for tenants to choose a council home anyway where in Country. Cllr Swindlehurst said Slough has about 6,700 council properties, with 6,000 people on the waiting list, including 3,500 suffering over crowding.

He added:” we will fight for the right for our tenants to stay in their homes, and not ritually evict them as their circumstances change as this government wants. He said the council will continue its plans to provide affordable housing for local people.