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Labour calls for action on 'forgotten' housing in CMK

CMK councillor Paul Williams is leading calls for urgent action to tackle poor housing standards in North Ninth Street and North Tenth Street.

North Ninth and Tenth Street is located in Central Milton Keynes, with medium rise (three storey) flats, many of which are owned by the Council. Some are also owned by housing associations and some are leasehold.

They face a range of problems, from cockroach infestations, to damp, to poor security. Some drug dealing locally is adding to the problems, as is the need to update the properties.

Local councillor Paul Williams has become involved and is seeking to help the residents improve the flats and surrounding area.

Cllr Paul Williams said, "These flats have been 'forgotten', despite being just yards from the Civic Offices. It would seem housing in Central Milton Keynes is often overlooked because of the city centre's unique characteristics."

"I am deeply concerned about the growing problems with these flats. Long term investment is needed alongside some actions like eradicating the cockroaches and making basic repairs."

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