Commenting on the recent protest by residents of Draper House, Simon Hughes, Member of Parliament for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, said:
“The residents of Draper House have been living with the incompetence of a contractor and Southwark Council for two years. It is now time for the Council to get a grip of this situation and make sure that the work is finished urgently and to the necessary standards.
A failed contractor may not have been predictable, but the time it's taken to get the new contractor up and running – and the fact that some of the work now being done still isn't up to standard – is entirely unacceptable.
Certainly serious compensation to all the people who have lost the use of the homes and their balconies – and lost the view through their windows – must be offered by the council.”