A vast majority of the residents, however, will NOT win the ultimate prize. The 'evil twins' pretending to be housing officers who come to the door are well rehearsed in their bullying techniques, insinuating to tenants that as 'the Mayor has signed the planning application' (which is a lie, he signed a letter saying he wouldn't interfere, which is NOT the final stage) if they don't take what is being offered, life will be made very difficult for them. What is being offered includes: a move to Stonebridge; a move to Shepherd's Bush; a move to Harrow Road. You may have noticed that NONE of these are within borough borders, which is what they were promised. Some have indeed been offered decants nearby, but these can be grotty and undecorated basement flats in the worst buildings of the worst areas. Families with grown-up children (anyone over 18) are being told they will have to be split up into two: this is not what they were told and not what they are entitled to. Some residents don't know their rights and are ripe for exploitation; some are tired of the endless lies, others are up for the fight and are simply refusing to move at all.
While we wait for the final decision, the truth is painful: the community is being torn apart, and evictions will happen.