James Murray, the Deputy Mayor of London for Housing and Residential Development, visited Lewisham this week to take a look at some of our new council homes.
Margaret Dodwell, our Chief Executive, greeted the Mayor of Lewisham, Damien Egan, James Murray and Councillor Paul Bell, Lewisham’s new Cabinet Member for Housing.
The visit included meeting the Ciftci family who moved into one of our first new council homes, built in 2015.
The family told us what a difference their new home has made to them, and what a great sense of community there is among the residents in their area.
The Deputy Mayor also visited some of our new homes under construction at Dacre South in Lee.
This visit highlighted the Lewisham Mayor’s announcement about plans to bid for at least £50m from City Hall’s new programme to support council house building in London.