By January 2023, the town hall nevertheless plans to move this RPA to the Ginko district, in a…
By January 2023, the town hall plans to move this RPA to the Ginko district, in a new building. This is part of the city’s autonomous residence renovation policy, initiated in 2014. 7 out of 15 have already been renovated. “In 2020, the former mayor of Bordeaux promised us that if he was re-elected, we would stay there. We would like to know how he would have managed to leave us in Bacalan, where we have our habits, shops nearby, where we walk in the park on the banks of the Garonne. What do you want us to do in Ginko? Attend wild rodeos? It’s just opposite Les Aubiers. »
According to the elected Bordeaux EELV in charge of seniors, Harmonie Lecerf, Nicolas Florian’s speech would be the “delicate point of this file”. She accuses the ex-mayor LR of Bordeaux of having held “double talk” to the residents of La Lumineuse, during his municipal campaign in 2020. “This project, decided in 2014 in the team of which he was a part, progressed regularly . Then at the time of the elections, Mr. Florian backtracked, announced to the inhabitants of this RPA that if he were re-elected, they would not move to Ginko, relocates the elected official. But while on the one hand, he told them that they could stay put, on the other, his services, uninformed by his campaign announcement, continued to plan the trip without modifying the initial project one iota. . Candidate for the legislative elections, Pierre de Gaétan Njikam (LR) again raised the pressure on residents last spring, encouraging them to resist. »
Nicolas Florian, today elected from the opposition, admits having committed himself to these residents, a few months before the elections. “Madame Lecerf is right, I made this commitment when I went to see them in February-March 2020. But she is wrong when she maintains that the project continued to move forward. I had reported to the services that the project would be modified after the elections, that the RPA would not move but without an official letter. If he had been elected, he confirmed that the site, “in very poor condition”, “would have been rehabilitated” without further details.
But three months before their move from Bacalan to Ginko, the anxiety remains palpable among residents. “The climate became tense when they heard that the occupants of the RPA of the Cours d’Alsace-et-Lorraine, in Bordeaux – which also needs rehabilitation – were going to settle in the Lumineuse at their place, once they have left, for the duration of the work on their RPA”, observes the family of a resident.
“Are we also going to have to owe ourselves to our furniture?” It’s all we have left of our old life.”
“One option among others”, nuance Harmonie Lecerf, which is “not the preferential option of the City”: “The works of the RPA Alsace-Lorraine not being planned before a year, the premises of the Lumineuse remained vacant one day after the departure of its residents, which does not seem acceptable to us. »
The assistant indicates that among the 52 occupants of the RPA La Lumineuse, 12 do not want to leave and eight are wondering. Solutions to relocate them are being studied. Those whose age and health allow access to nearby social housing. Others, neighboring RPAs in Bacalan, within the limits of available places. Those who will migrate to Ginko fear that they will not be able to make their furniture too imposing. Faced with this problem, the City is working on alternative solutions. “They make us move, leave our neighborhood and, in addition, we will also have to give up our furniture? saddens Madeleine. It’s all we have left of our old life…”