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Rosemont Residents launch campaign to save their Sheltered Housing in Bramhope with local MPs support

October 15, 2014 3:31 PM

Residents of Rosemont Sheltered Housing in Bramhope have launched a campaign to save their home after Leeds City Council announced Rosemont will be closing.

After being told last week their home would be closing, the Rosement residents are refusing to accept the Council decision and the Councils timetable and are now seeking to challenge it.

Residents were presented a list of option regarding the future of their home, but shortly before the residents were told of the closure, an additional option of sell the building on the open market was added. This had not been on the communication to the residents previously, leaving them very angry and feeling very strongly that the Council have not been honest with them.

Greg Mulholland, Member of Parliament for Leeds North West, visited residents after the shock decision and has now written to the Chief Executive of Leeds City Council condemning their decision and calling for them to review the closure.

Residents at Rosemont are asking local people in Bramhope to show support their support and sign their petition.

Jack Thrush, a resident at Rosemont, said: "We feel very let down by the Council and their consultation process. We do not accept this decision and do not think the decision has been taking properly as it is based on false premises.

"We are standing up to the Council and saying we do not accept their decision. Closing Rosemont would mean us losing our home and Bramhope losing its sheltered accommodation.

"The support we have already received from the Bramhope community has been fantastic and we hope everyone signs the petition to save our home."

Commenting, Greg Mulholland said: "I am extremely concerned at the way in which this matter has been handled, and from the evidence it seems apparent that the council have been working toward this closure, whilst attempting to assure residents that their views would be taken into account.

"I am calling on the Council to reverse their decision and they must now begin planning to refurbish Rosemont Flats as has been discussed for the last 4 years."