26 March 2010

Lambeth Cabinet see successes of housing improvements on Myatts Field South Estate

On Thursday members of the Lambeth Cabinet joined Vassall Action Team members Kingsley Abrams (right of photo) and Adrian Garden (left) to visit the Myatts Field South Estate in Vassall Ward.

Led by Lambeth Council Leader Councillor Steve Reed (pictured below with Vassall Action Team members and Councillor John Kazantzis) they inspected improvements being made to the estate and spoke to local people to gain feedback on the work and find out about the local issues facing people on the estate. They were also able to promote council servies such as the recently opened Green Man Skills Zone which provides help and advice to enable people to get back to work.

VassallAction Team members Adrian Garden and Councillor Kingsley Abrams with Councillor Steve Reed and Councillor John Kazantzis on Myatts Fields South estate

Vassall Ward Councillor Kingsley Abrams commented "I invited members of the Cabinet to come to Myatts Field South to see for themselves the improvements that the Council is making to the housing and environment on the estate."

He continued "It also gave Adrian and me a chance to highlight the work that still needs to be done and for the Cabinet to find out what local people really think - rather than firing off angry emails we find that this approach is far more effective in actually getting things."