Deputy Mayor of London visits our new council homes

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.

L-R: Damien Egan, Margaret Dodwell, CEO, the Ciftci family, James Murray & Councillor Paul Bell

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.

Damien and James meet the Ciftci family

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.

Damien, Margaret and James on the balcony of one of our new homes 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.

If successful, Lewisham Council will use the funding to help deliver Damien’s pledge to approve 1,000 new social homes in Lewisham by 2022.

Margaret said in response to the Lewisham Mayor’s announcement:

‘At Lewisham Homes we look forward to working in partnership with Lewisham Council to deliver many more much needed council homes.’