The next meeting of Kennington Park Estate Tenants’ & Residents’ Association is on 29 November 2017. The agenda for the meeting can be found here.
We will be joined by our MP, Kate Hoey.
In July we reported that the TRA had submitted formal complaints in respect of Hyde’s consultation on an upgraded CCTV monitoring system (see below).
Hyde has now issued a statutory section 20 notice of intention. The TRA’s formal response to it can be found here.
Hyde has informed us that they are taking some time to consider our response. We very much welcome this constructive response and hope that this means that notice is being taken of our views and observations.
From July Newsletter: “Hyde wrote to residents in May asking for our views on whether an upgraded CCTV monitoring system should be provided in-house or outsourced. The TRA was most concerned about the content of this letter, which was based on inaccurate and misleading information about the history of the installation of CCTV locally, because it did not provide any data on the effectiveness of CCTV as a tool in the fight against crime and anti-social behaviour, provided no information on the financial implications of the proposals and did not give residents an opportunity to express our views on whether or not we wanted to continue to pay substantial service charges for not just the continuation of CCTV but for an inevitably expensive upgrade.
We have submitted formal complaints on behalf of residents and will report further on their outcomes.”
Our Community Centre is getting busier! Our schedule of Autumn events and activities is filling up with both old and new users – check out the kpccoval website.
Along with Akosua of AkomaAsa Performing Arts Academy (our regular Saturday users) and Shannon of Simply Smiley Productions (from nearby Oval House), we organised an opening day on Saturday 29 July when local artist, Boyd, provided an amazing splash of colour on the wall coming into the Centre –
His relaxed Turtle has now been joined by a family of elephants by international artist, Falko (you can see more here )
Everyone had a great time!
And here’s the video of the event –
Many many thanks to Shannon and Akosua for all their work and this amazing production!
RSL Land recently held a drop-in session in the Community Centre to show local residents their plans to redevelop the site of the former Cricketers pub on the corner of Clayton Street and Kennington Oval. These are their plans:
The Kennington Park Estate Tenants’ & Residents’ Association Annual General Meeting will be at 7pm on Wednesday 27 September 2017. All tenants and leaseholders resident on KPE are members of the TRA and all are welcome to attend. The Agenda for the meeting can be found here The Annual Report for 2016 to 2017 can be found here The minutes of the last AGM held on 21 September 2016 can be found here The minutes of the TA meeting held on 12 July 2017 can be found here