As a resident of Ashfield, I’m concerned about the lack of serious local debate on the homes we need in our community when there’s clearly a big problem.
Many of the residents of Ashfield are finding it really hard to save enough money to get on the housing ladder, or are struggling with increasing rents while our salaries are staying the same. If things don’t change, young people in Ashfield won’t be able to move out of home, or will have to move to another part of the country.
We all need to be prepared to join in the local debate with our local Councillors to tackle this problem, and think about how we can get the right homes in the right places at prices that are affordable for everybody in Ashfield.
But our community leaders can only act if more local people speak up and tell them things must change.
There’s a local campaign the community can join, called Yes to Homes, that will show people how we can make them listen.
You can join the debate at www.yestohomes.co.uk
Cllr Chris Baron
Leader of the Council
Member for Hucknall West Ward