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Housing Executive must act on Divis Tower - McCann

5 December, 2016 - by Fra McCann


Sinn Féin MLA Fra McCann said the failure to decide on the future of Tower Blocks is short sighted and has condemned many residents to a continued life in poor conditions.

The West Belfast MLA said:

“There is an urgent need to deal with the issues faced by the tenants in Divis Tower. Many currently face living in freezing conditions with poor heating, no insulation and windows which have failed the test of time.

“I visited Divis Tower with the Communities Minister two weeks ago, and he was able to see the conditions first hand.

“I have also been campaigning for the Housing Executive and department to take action but the decision of the Housing Executive Board last week kicked that into touch.

“This is a disgraceful decision especially when one considers that Divis Tower is a much sought after place to live.

“I will be asking that this decision by the Housing Executive be reversed and investment cleared to bring Divis Tower up to a standard which makes it liveable for its tenants.” 

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