Tenants’ Association News – July 2017

Come to our July meeting to discuss all these topics and more –   Fire Safety In the wake of the Grenfell disaster we will be discussing what this terrible tragedy means for us. We don’t live in tower blocks, so should we be concerned about fire safety? How good are Hyde’s Fire Risk Assessments?     Grenfell residents were ignored when they raised concerns. Isn’t it time social housing residents were listened to?     Kennington Park Community Centre – KPCC Oval  Our Community Centre is now OUR community centre. As a result of our campaign to stop it being closed and demolished, from this month the TRA is jointly managing it alongside Hyde. We are responsible for bookings and the day-to-day running of the Centre while Hyde will continue to maintain it and deal with financial matters.   Joan Twelves and Jahanara Rajkoomar We have signed a Licence which …

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TRA meeting 12 July 2017

The next TRA meeting is on Wednesday 12 July 2017 at the Community Centre. The agenda is below A G E N D A Welcome and Introductions Apologies for absence Minutes of the last meeting of the Association held on 26 April 2017: For approval and matters arising (here) Kennington Park Estate Community Centre – an update Fire Safety – to discuss (a) the implications of the Grenfell disaster and (b) Hyde’s Fire Risk Assessments for this Estate Housing management and estate management issues. Reports and queries from tenants and leaseholders for the attention of HSH management Report from TA Executive Committee CCTV – Hyde’s latest proposals Rents and service charges Any other business    

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TA meeting – 26 April 2017

The next TRA meeting is on Wednesday 26 April 2017 at 7pm in the Community Centre. The agenda is below: A G E N D A Welcome and Introductions Apologies for absence Minutes of the last meeting of the Association held on 22 February 2017: For approval and matters arising (here) Housing management and estate management issues. Reports and queries from tenants and leaseholders for the attention of HSH management Kennington Park Estate Community Centre Report from TA Executive Committee Tenants’ Association work on scrutiny of service charges Report from recent Estate Inspections Report from Oval Ward Councillors including report on gas holder site Latest information about the Housing and Planning Act Report on activities elsewhere in Hyde Any other business  

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Next TRA meeting 23 November 2016 – everyone welcome!

To tenants and leaseholders of Kennington Park Estate You are invited to attend a Meeting of the Kennington Park Estate Tenants’ Association 6.30 pm for prompt 7.00 pm start on Wednesday 23 November 2016 at the Kennington Park Estate Community Centre All tenants and leaseholders are members of the Association and welcome to attend meetings 6.30 – 7pm – local councillor and Hyde staff available for private help or advice, plus refreshments   A G E N D A Welcome and Introductions Apologies for absence Minutes of the last meeting of the Association held on 20 July 2016: For approval and matters arising Housing management and estate management issues. Reports and queries from tenants and leaseholders for the attention of HSH management Future of the Kennington Park Estate Community Centre Gas holder site: Consultation on master plan – report from Cllr Jack Hopkins New cleaning and grounds maintenance contract New parking …

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Next TA meeting – 20 July 2016

To tenants and leaseholders of Kennington Park Estate You are invited to attend a Meeting of the Kennington Park Estate Tenants’ Association 6.30 pm for prompt 7.00 pm start on Wednesday 20 July 2016 at the Kennington Park Estate Community Centre 6.30 pm – local councillor and Hyde staff available for private help or advice, plus refreshments Prompt start of meeting at 7.00 pm All tenants and leaseholders are members of the Association and welcome to attend meetings A G E N D A Welcome and Introductions OVAL HOUSE SUMMER SCHOOL – Naomi, Oval House’s Head of Youth Arts, and Sophie from Hyde Plus have been invited to tell us about the Creative Youth Project and other local activities Apologies for absence Minutes of the last meeting of the Association held on 27 April 2016: (here) For approval and matters arising, including 2.1: Proposed merger between Hyde, London and Quadrant and …

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Next TA meeting – 27 April 2016

 To tenants and leaseholders of Kennington Park Estate You are invited to attend a Meeting of the Kennington Park Estate Tenants’ Association To be held at 7.00 pm on Wednesday 27 April 2016 at the Kennington Park Estate Community Centre 6.30 pm – local councillor and Hyde staff available for private help or advice plus refreshments Prompt start of meeting at 7.00 pm All tenants and leaseholders are members of the Association and welcome to attend meetings A G E N D A Welcome and Introductions Apologies for absence Minutes of the last meeting of the Association held on 17 February 2016: For approval and matters arising (here) New cleaning and grounds maintenance contract: Latest information from Tony O’Connell, Estate Services Contracts Manager Housing management and estate management issues: Reports and queries from tenants and leaseholders for the attention of HSH management Proposed merger between Hyde, London & Quadrant and East Thames …

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Next TA meeting – 17 February 2016

To tenants and leaseholders of Kennington Park Estate You are invited to attend a Meeting of the Kennington Park Estate Tenants’ Association To be held at 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm on Wednesday 17 February 2016 at the Kennington Park Estate Community Centre All tenants and leaseholders are members of the Association and welcome to attend meetings  6.30 pm – Oval Ward councillor and Housing Officer available to consult for advice plus refreshments Prompt start of meeting at 7.00 pm A G E N D A Welcome and Introductions Apologies for absence Minutes of the last meeting of the Association held on 18 November 2015 here: For approval Matters arising from the minutes of the last meeting Housing management and estate management issues. (Reports and queries from tenants and leaseholders for the attention of HSH management) Briefing on new cleaning and grounds maintenance contract: Tony O’Connell (Hyde Estate Services Contracts …

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Housing & Planning Bill

Our meeting on 18 November held an interesting and wide-ranging discussion, led by our MP Kate Hoey and local councillor Jack Hopkins, on the implications for social housing residents of the Government’s Housing & Planning Bill, which is currently being discussed in Parliament.   An article by Cllr Matthew Bennett, Lambeth Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, which provides useful background to the Bill, was circulated at the meeting, and our Chair, Joan Twelves, has written a blog on the implications of the Pay to Stay part of the Bill. You can read them here: http://www.lambeth-labour.org.uk/tory_housing_bill_of_horrors https://joantwelveswordpress.wordpress.com/2015/11/20/the-end-of-social-housing/  

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