Sinn Féin Foyle MP Elisha McCallion has written to the Chief Executive of the Housing Executive to express her concerns about the delay in the works to the homes in Bluebell Hill Gardens.
Foyle MP Elisha McCallion said
“I have written to the Chief Executive of the Housing Executive Clark Bailie to voice my concerns at the delay in the works to the homes in the Bluebell Hill Gardens area of the city.
My party colleague Cllr Patricia Logue has been working with residents on this issue for a considerable amount of time. At a meeting in June, the residents were advised that it was hoped that the work would begin by the end of September.
I have now learned that it could be March 2018 before these works even begin. This means these residents, many of whom have put off decorating their homes, will have to suffer yet another winter in these damp ridden dwellings.
I am calling on the Housing Executive to deploy whatever resources they deem necessary to get these works started immediately. These residents have suffered for long enough without yet another delay in bringing their homes up to an acceptable living standard.
The confidence in the Housing Executive delivering this project is being seriously damaged by these delays. A full review of how this project is being managed needs to be carried out and it is the responsibility of the management of the Housing Executive to inform the residents of the reasons why these works are being delayed yet again.
I has asked the H.E for a response on this issue as a matter of urgency.