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Harlow Council welcome residents who move into Prentice Place

Communities / Thu 29th Jul 2021 at 11:09am

HARLOW Council has welcomed new residents to the regenerated housing and retail building in Prentice Place in Potter Street.

The £3m project has transformed the neighbourhood shopping centre, with a complete refurbishment inside and out of 15 homes, all of which are council housing, new pitched roofs on all residential blocks, new windows throughout and a new parking area for residents and visitors.

In addition, public areas to the front and back of the centre have been refurbished with new ramps and entrance doors to the shops and new storage facilities at the rear to provide a cleaner image to the area.

Councillor Simon Carter, Portfolio Holder for Housing, visited the development on Monday 26 July and met with some of the families, all of whom were previously homeless, who have recently moved in.

He said: “I was pleased to meet with some of the families who have now made Prentice Place their home following its redevelopment.

Those that I spoke to commented on how happy they were in their new homes, particularly in regard to how well insulated the properties are – something that will be of real benefit to the residents when we head into the colder months.

“One of the council’s main priorities is providing more and better housing for Harlow and more council housing. It is great to see projects such as this coming to completion and providing much-needed housing for Harlow people.”

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6 Comments for Harlow Council welcome residents who move into Prentice Place:

Wendy Morgan
2021-07-29 13:29:00

So glad to see these maisonettes occupied at last and hope the families who have moved in have a happy life in their bew homes.

Jerry
2021-07-29 16:10:37

My son was born raised and educated in Harlow and when me and my wife decided to sell up and move I told my son to put his name down for housing as it could take years. Five years later he went to Harlow council housing to enquire how far was he on the list and they said that has been stopped and asked if he worked he replied that he did and they said he would have to go private as they will only house those on benefits ! So are the new tenants of Prentice Place working or will they have their rent paid for them?

Kaylean Neeve
2021-07-29 18:19:13

Jerry this is very true what you are saying it is bad everyone has the right to a council house not just the ones on benefits how is that helping the council it is a joke these days if you don’t earn a lot of money you are stuffed I worry for my kids future

Kay
2021-07-29 18:20:08

Jerry this is very true what you are saying it is bad everyone has the right to a council house not just the ones on benefits how is that helping the council it is a joke these days if you don’t earn a lot of money you are stuffed I worry for my kids future

Shirley
2021-07-30 06:39:11

When my mum and dad moved to harlow back in the 50s they were told the council would house the first generation children and also 2nd generation that never happened

Robert McMillain
2021-08-01 17:38:55

Kay... Women, single mothers & kids are prioritized before anyone else. Then it's the homeless, dole claimants, and disabled. Finally, last but not least is men. Your son won't stand a chance getting a council property. Too many people on the list above will get a property before he even gets a chance. I applied about 40 years ago for a council property, and because I was a single male earning £340 a month (a lot back then), I had to go private... Been private ever since. My daughter (20 at the time), got a property within 2 months of applying. My son on the other hand has been waiting over 10 years. The only difference is gender. They both earn the same, work the same hours... I can only think it is gender....

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