Brent Terrace could be “20-year nightmare” if Barnet fail to listen to residents – Dismore

Labour London Assembly Member for Barnet and Camden Andrew Dismore has written to the leader of Barnet Council Cllr Richard Cornelius in support of the Brent Terrace Residents Association, who raised a number of health and safety flashpoints.

Muddy roads, parking on pavements, speeding vehicles, fly-tipping and general decline were all raised as part of growing indignation at the management of the Brent Cross South regeneration scheme.

Mr Dismore said:

‘If Barnet Council do not listen to residents and their entirely reasonable complaints, they will end up subjecting them to a 20 year nightmare, where this historic terraced street will be all but ruined. The Council’s appalling performance in West Hendon demonstrates their callous indifference to the suffering they inflict on neighbours to their projects. It is unfair and cruel.’

Childs Hill Councillor Anne Clarke, who has been assisting residents added:

‘As a Cricklewood resident, I am keenly aware that Brent Terrace residents get little support from their three Conservative Councillors. I attend meetings with the residents and have raised concerns with Barnet Council regarding the shambolic start to this major regeneration programme. What’s happened on Brent Terrace does not bode well for Brent Cross Regeneration.’