The following Twitter posts show the huge depth of mistrust on Central Hill estate with both Lambeth council and the survey that was undertaken on the ‘co-operative’ council’s behalf.
Karen Bennett (secretary of the Central Hill tenants and residents association) 13 November 2016 · London
TCC (The Campaign Company) are on the estate right now doing the survey for the council……guy told us that there was an equal split between those who are for and those against regeneration….If someone comes to your door, and you complete the form…..you MUST make a note of the reference number in the top right hand corner of the form….and write that number on ALL the following pages, because THEY HAVEN’T…… Please note that RESIDENTS will be calling round today with our own RESIDENT SURVEYS……..these are the ones that count, as we WON’T LIE about the results, and will be handing those results to LAMBETH CABINET before they make their decision on 12th December……..please could you make a few minutes to complete these surveys…….they are massively IMPORTANT, and will ensure that your GENUINE concerns and wishes will be passed to the council. Thankyou. Kx
Karen Bennett 16 March 2017
According to Lambeth, 49pc of the 300 residents contacted by them WANT demolition and rebuild. We have ONE WEEK to refute this allegation and present contradictory evidence to cabinet. If you do NOT want the estate demolished but have not completed either of the surveys, please contact me NOW….. for survey forms and have your views detailed on our spreadsheet. If you are one of the 150 households who DO want demolition, please let me know so we can update the data we hold. Unlike Lambeth, we are trying to present a fair reflection of what the residents ACTUALLY want. No time to lose, contact myself or Nicola Curtis TODAY. Thankyou. Kx
The number wanting demolition is not necessarily 150. Even if, as Lambeth claims, it contacted 300 residents, this does not say how many replied. If, for instance, only 61 replied, 49 per cent (if that is a reliable number) would be 30.
Karen Bennett 18 March 2017
We have had approximately 150 of the original surveys back from 472 households. These went out to EVERY household in 2015. I know this for a fact, as my daughter delivered half of them, and the rest I mailed. Lambeth say 49pc of people they spoke to support demolition, meanwhile the South London Press say 55pc of tenants support demolition. I don’t think that’s true, but without the resident surveys back to us, we can’t really dispute it. Our surveys show that of the 150 households who responded, 94pc DO NOT support demolition.