I think Andrew is very fair and measured in what he has to say about City West.
Last week, Westminster Council announced that it plans to return CityWest Homes to direct council control. This is big news for residents, given the sort of issues I highlighted in a blog earlier this year, which unfortunately still have to be resolved.
As a result of the blog, along with a small group of residents from other estates I was able to put concerns from across the borough to CityWest’s then chief executive, Jonathan Cowie. He was generous with his time, clear (though careful not to apportion blame) about the scale of the problems that had needed tackling within the organisation, positive about his goals and frank about some of the areas in which his changes had not been successful.
Following these meetings, we hoped to be involved in helping CityWest to make the positive progress that was required.
Not long afterwards, it was announced that Jonathan would be leaving…
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