The Greenwich university student said: “The community was very friendly.
When you look at the buildings you think ‘Oh my god, it’s the Ferrier.’ “But when you’re all together it’s a really tight unit.” 'Everything's shut' The Ajmals have looked on as the majority of facilties have shut down.
You can’t get anybody to police people parking dangerously on double yellow lines out here in broad daylight, let alone on verges.
My bank called me up to ask what was happening, saying all my post was coming back to them.
“I painted my number to show that I still live here. “We’re ignored by everyone here.” The civil engineer, who has eight children, says: “What can I do? There are not enough larger homes for rent - they’re all for sale.” The estates demolitions have added concerns about asbestos to worries about crime and the increasing numbers of drug dealers outside at night. “Some nights I just come down and sit here and think. I fear for my family.” 'Tin-roofed shack' A man disgusted by the way his parents were treated has complained to the Local Government Ombudsman.
When I paid a visit Greenwich Community Food Co-op was making its bi-weekly visit to Telemann Square, selling fruit and vegetables to the people who live there.
Miss Ajmal said: “There used to be a drycleaners, a mini-supermarket - now everything’s shut apart from the dentist, doctors and off licence.
Once implanted into verges, people could park on them to their hearts’ content without churning them up.
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For the people there, it is fast becoming the crime-ridden, rundown place outsiders always claimed it was - far different to the tightknit community they remember.
Razia Ajmal, 23, has lived on the Ferrier for 10 years with her parents and four siblings.
“This whole area has emptied out.” Under council guidelines, tenants are supposed to be made two resonable offers for relocation so their homes can be knocked down and rebuilt.