Residents at a new council home development in Greenwich Peninsula were visited by Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Councillor Danny Thorpe; Member for Housing, Councillor Anthony Okereke and Deputy Leader and Member for Regeneration and Good Growth, Councillor Denise Scott McDonald.
Juniper and Jacob House are specifically designed for over-55s and are comprised of 15 homes with shared dayroom facilities. These developments form part of Greenwich Builds, which will deliver over 750 sustainable council homes across the borough.
Councillors met residents Angela, Temitope, Joseph, Marcia, Vivienne, Anthony and Martin, who have all moved into the new flats in Greenwich Peninsula in the past few months.
Marcia was especially enthusiastic about the first time she saw her new home, telling councillors “I was screaming, it’s so lovely! It was like winning the pools”. Angela said of her flat “the place is beautiful and I’m proud to have a council who are building homes, thank you so much”.
Brothers Martin and Anthony, who downsized from a larger home in the area where stairs were causing problems due to Martin’s mobility issues, were also full of praise for their new home, saying “it’s a lovely flat, two nice bedrooms… we’re very happy”.
Royal Borough of Greenwich cabinet member for housing, Cllr Anthony Okereke, said: “It’s been so rewarding to meet the new tenants at Jacob and Juniper House, and to hear how these fantastic new homes have transformed their lives.
We’re proud that with Greenwich Builds we’re able to create a new generation of sustainable homes for local people, after so many years when councils were prevented from building due to government restrictions.