Our Community Centre

Activities in our Community Centre are now provided by a combination of regular groups who use the Centre for sports, health and dance activities, to provide children’s tuition and performing arts classes, and to share their faith. Community and political groups are increasingly holding their meetings here. Several local theatre companies regularly enjoy the space we can offer for their rehearsals, extending invitations to local school students to observe their preparations and performances. Our Christmas Pantomime was enthusiastically received by local kids and parents – as was Santa’s visit (many thanks to Akosua and Shannon and their teams for staging this for us).       Details of some of our Spring activities are below.   Enquires about bookings can be made by email to kpccoval@gmail.com or via the website kpccoval.org. Kennington Park Estate Tenants’ & Residents’ Association has a Licence to Occupy the Centre until July 2018, and manages the …

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Upgrading the CCTV monitoring system

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 …

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Tenants’ Association Annual General Meeting – 27 September 2017

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  

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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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