Saturday, 8 October 2016

Butterfields Estate Update: "Deal to Save the Estate Agreed" Stella Creasy MP

Writing in her working for Walthamstow newsletter this week Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy says:

"Butterfields Estate Update: Deal to Save the Estate Agreed - Help Me Thank Dolphin and RBS

I’m pleased to now be able to announce that after several weeks of negotiations a deal has been agreed between Dolphin and the Butterfields E17 to enable Dolphin to purchase this estate, subject to contract. If completed, this deal will enable all the tenants to remain on the estate and end the threat of evictions as they will all become tenants of Dolphin. I’m grateful to RBS, Dolphin and the current owners of Butterfields E17 for their efforts to make this deal happen and offer these families and residents of Walthamstow the opportunity to stay in our community. We may have had our differences, but their willingness to get round a table and work together for the best interests of Walthamstow residents has paid off.

Having spoken to the residents I know how pleased they are that we have managed to make this progress. I want to thank the Wood Street local councillors Richard Sweden, Pete Barnett and Angie Bean and Cabinet member for Housing Khevyn Limbajee for their help with supporting the residents through this time as well supporting all our work on this matter, and specialist housing lawyer Giles Peaker who has given kindly of his time in advising the residents on their legal rights. Finally and most importantly, I want to congratulate the residents on their resilience and determination to make their case for their tenancies.

I will continue to liaise with Dolphin, Butterfields and RBS to ensure that this deal is completed and will update Walthamstow when this occurs. To ensure that this deal is not disrupted or delayed, I would now urge all those interested in this issue to be patient and await this news. In the meantime, if you wish to support this deal, I would be grateful if residents in Walthamstow could show their support for this deal by helping me welcome Dolphin Living to Walthamstow (@dolphinliving) and thanking RBS for their help with this matter (@RBS)."

Earlier posts about the Butterfields Estate - April 2016

". . . I have secured a parliamentary debate on the future of the Butterfields estate in Walthamstow in the main parliamentary chamber."

". . . their homes in highly desirable Walthamstow Village had been sold by their previous owners, the charity Glasspool, to a private developer."

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