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So after getting the 5 year programme of works it looks like it's going to be at least 4 and as many as 6 years before we get new windows and probably longer,living on the road side of Crescent House I don't think I can wait that long I just don't Know how the COL are getting away with it especially after the decent homes standard was supposed to be done by 2010 unless I'm mistaken by that.

It looks to me like the former YMCA building is now open and that took less than two years I might be wrong but didn't the building have the same listed building status as the golden lane estate, it's just not good enough.

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The only block on the Estate that failed the Thermal Insulation standard for Decent Homes was Great Arthur House and by law should have been upgraded by 2010 ,this has been delayed for many with excuses about Grade 2 listing etc with a total disregard to the tenants of the block  Some leaseholder may have had some input in the delay due to the impending high cost and who can blame them ,i think  they are due to be billed £70000 + very soon ,The YMCA was pure social cleansing at its best

That sounds like complete nonsense that GAH was the only block to fail thermal insulation standard, I would love to see the documentation for this as its the first time I have heard anything of it, or is it more corporation hearsay rumours and disinformation?

Facts unfortionaly  https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/decent_homes_programme_city_...

Google descet homes great arthur house for pdf report 2008 wont open if pasted here

Decent Homes Programme : City of London Estates

adrian smith made this Freedom of Information request to City of London Corporation

The request was partially successful.

adrian smith 5 October 2010

Dear City of London Corporation,

How many of the housing units across all your estates currently fail the government's decent homes standard? ( As of October 2010). Please provide figures on an estate by estate basis.

How many of your housing units do you currently believe will fail the government's decent homes standard as of December 2010? Please provide figures on an estate by estate basis

What is the latest date that you estimate all City of London Corporation housing units to meet the Decent Homes standard?

What methodology/mechanisms are you employing in the years 2010-2011, 2011-2012 to test total compliance with the Decent Homes Standard?

What works do you have scheduled for 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 to improve the energy efficiency of housing units on your estates?

Yours faithfully,

adrian smith

COL - EB - Information Officer, City of London Corporation 6 October 2010

Dear Mr Smith,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 (FOIA) - INFORMATION REQUEST

The City of London (CoL) acknowledges receipt of your request for 
information of 5 October 2010, the first of that date. Public authorities 
are required to respond to requests within the statutory timescale of 20 
working days beginning from the first working day after they receive a 
request. The Act does not always require public authorities to disclose 
the information which they hold.

Yours sincerely,

Information Officer 
City of London 
Tel: 020-7332 1209 
[1]www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

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Bridge, June, City of London Corporation 20 October 2010

Dear Mr Smith

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 (FOIA) - INFORMATION REQUEST

Following your request for information of 6 October and our 
acknowledgement of the same date, the City of London (CoL) responds as 
follows:-

How many of the housing units across all your estates currently fail the 
government's decent homes standard? (As of October 2010). Please provide 
figures on an estate by estate basis.

Avondale Square - 49 
Middlesex Street - 127 
William Blake Estate - 10 
Golden Lane Estate - 257

Total - 443. This figure is as at 1.4.10. It will be updated in quarter 3 
(December) when all projects will be complete.

How many of your housing units do you currently believe will fail the 
government's decent homes standard as of December 2010? Please provide 
figures on an estate by estate basis

74 properties on Golden Lane will still fail the decency standard. 
Government Office for London has agreed an extension to 2013 as the work 
required relates to windows and curtain walling on a Grade II listed 
building

What is the latest date that you estimate all City of London Corporation 
housing units to meet the Decent Homes standard?

See comment above.

What methodology/mechanisms are you employing in the years 2010-2011, 
2011-2012 to test total compliance with the Decent Homes Standard?

The CoL shall use survey information gathered during decent homes works in 
previous years to determine the year in which homes will fail the decency 
standard. We will be progressing with phase 2 decency works in 2012 on 
those estates with the highest number of potential failures.

What works do you have scheduled for 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 to improve 
the energy efficiency of housing units on your estates?

In 2010/11: 
Triple glazing is being installed on Middlesex Street to replace single 
glazed windows. 
Sydenham Hill Estate are having single glazed windows replaced with double 
glazed units. 
A general budget exists for gas heating installations to those properties 
with either no heating or old electric storage heating.

In 2011/12: 
The general budget for gas central heating installations will continue.

If you wish to make a complaint about the way the CoL has handled your 
enquiry, please make your complaint in writing to email address: 
[email address]. For a link to the CoL's FOI complaints 
procedure, please visit the following page: 
[1]www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Feedback, at the end of which is located the 
FOI complaints procedure. If, having used the CoL's FOI Complaints 
Procedure, you are still dissatisfied, you may request the Information 
Commissioner to investigate. Please contact: Information Commissioner, 
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Telephone: 
(01625) 545700. Website: [2]http://www.ico.gov.uk/.

Please note that the Act applies to the CoL as a local authority, police 
authority and port health authority.

The CoL holds the copyright in this communication. The supply of it does 
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news reporting, subject to an acknowledgement of the copyright owner.

Yours sincerely,

Senior Administrative Officer 
Department of Community & Children's Services 
City of London 
020-7332 1327 
[3]www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

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Not sure how they passed as part of the decent homes standard is to have efficient heating and effective insulation I have to wear gloves sometimes in the winter.

Curiouser and curiouser, this is a freedom of information act request and answer, it does show the reports or who the officials who compiled the report, so it is not very informative, until the reports are available I would take this answer with a pinch of salt.

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Interesting, but I was referring to the reports that passed all the other blocks on GLE. block by block.

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