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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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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