Following an angry meeting in January between the Council and Skinnerthorpe residents under threat of demolition, the Council have finally given a date of 2012 at the earliest to rebuild on Earl Marshal.
Residents were promised they could have new homes at Earl Marshal from the outset of the demolition process. Less than 30 residents remain on the street, only 20 of these are owner occupiers.
Demolition of some properties has already begun. All the Council can do now is make remaining residents lives as comfortable and safe as possible. They have offered them additional heating, lighting and security in the form of fencing and gates. But this will be no compensation for the years of waiting that have already passed and that still lie ahead.