Greetings from the West Kensington and Gibbs Green Estates! We are now online, broadening the reach of our campaign for community control of our homes. Watch this space for updates.
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West Kensington and Gibbs Green are two adjacent estates in West Kensington, W14, London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. The estates contain 761 homes and close to 2,000 residents.
Residents from two thirds of households are members of West Ken & Gibbs Green, the association set up by residents to take over the ownership of their estates.
On 8 December 2009, the West Kensington & Gibbs Green Tenants & Residents Associations served a S34A Notice on the Chief Executive of Hammersmith & Fulham Council proposing their estates be transferred to a resident-control community housing association.
In January 2010, residents wrote to the then Secretary of State inviting him to make the regulations needed for him to have the power under S34A to require local authorities to cooperate with transfer requests.
Finally, after years of lobbying, the Coalition Government is going ahead by consulting on the regulations in advance of their implementation.
You can find a list of all of our important documents and newsletters on our Documents page, here.
The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has granted a sum of £75,000 to West Ken & Gibbs Green Community Homes over the next three years to empower residents to explore the implementation of Section 34A of the 1985 Housing Act, its implications and learning for the wider sector. To find out more about the Foundation, please visit their website here.
To get in touch with us, please contact West Ken & Gibbs Green Community Organiser Jonathan Rosenberg by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on his mobile at 07961 301 801.