Today I joined local residents, Leader of Southwark Council Cllr Peter John, Cllr Fiona Colley and local councillors to show the Minister for Housing Grant Shapps MP around the Aylesbury Estate.
The regeneration of the Aylesbury Estate is one of the longest standing issues which my constituents contact me about. Building work started last year, the first new homes are now completed and people started moving into them earlier this year.
Unfortunately, the Government has refused £180 million of PFI funding to re-build the next phase of over 800 homes on the Estate.
I wanted the Minister to see why the regeneration is so important. There are many problems on the estate with the lifts and the boilers, which people were putting up with because the re-building of the estate is "the light at the end of the tunnel".
The minister has agreed to take a special interest in the Aylesbury and work with the council to see if there are other ways the regeneration can be funded.