Residents of the nine blocks of flats at Orchard Village South Hornchurch will soon hear from Clarion on how the housing association intend to deal with the external building cladding on the estate.

Jon Cruddas, MP for Dagenham and Rainham, has been informed that Clarion has received a report on the action needed to ensure that the buildings are safe from the spread of fire. The housing association, following consideration of the report, will then set out to tenants and shared owners the plan of action.  

 

This week the Mardyke Community Centre in South Hornchurch announced it would receive a £20,000 grant from ‘Clarion Futures’ the charity branch of Clarion Housing Group.  

The community centre has played an important role in the lives of local residents at Orchard Village for many years. In normal times the Centre provides a range of community activities such as bingo evenings, IT classes, after school clubs, knit and natter sessions, and historically it has been the hub where residents of the estate seek advice, help, and support.

Jon Cruddas is backing a Bill being introduced by Labour MP Karen Buck this Friday 19 January which will give renters a new legal right to ensure their home is ‘fit for human habitation’.

The new legislation, long campaigned for by Labour, could help renters in thousands of dangerously unfit properties across London.

This week Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham, incorporating South Hornchurch and Elm Park spoke in Parliament regarding the long standing and ongoing issues at Orchard Village, formerly the Mardyke Estate in South Hornchurch. The debate can be watched via parliament tv by following the link below.

http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/c229fd92-c029-49de-b7e0-a16d74252123?in=17:00:08

Jon's monthly Romford Recorder article was also based around this issue. See below.

On Friday 28th March Jon Cruddas, Member of Parliament for Dagenham and Rainham Incorporating South Hornchurch and Elm Park, took part in a public meeting at the Mardyke Community Centre to discuss the ongoing regeneration project at Orchard Village.

 

Today at the Mardyke 02/11/2012