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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News from the Hyde Foundation

A new youth outreach project is starting on Kennington Park Estate in June, supported by The Hyde Foundation.   Three experienced outreach workers, Julian, Martine and Junior, will be on the Estate three times a week in the evenings for the next 6 months. The project aims to engage young people who are out on the Estate, and support them to access local provision and other positive opportunities. If residents want to meet outreach workers or arrange for them to work with particular young people living on the estate contact martine@utcs.org.uk. Youth workers will all have ID badges when working on the estate.

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Fireworks – and Hallowe’en events

Kennington Park Estate residents are very concerned at the dangerous misuse of fireworks by a handful of youngsters on the Estate and are asking everyone to spread the word about the Firework Code – and to make sure everyone sticks to it!  We are also asking local shops to stop selling fireworks to under 18s. It is illegal to sell adult fireworks or sparklers to anyone under 18; and for anyone under 18 to possess adult fireworks in a public place.      There is a free fireworks festival and bonfire just up the road in the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens on Hallowe’en, 31 October, at 6.30 pm. More information and a map can be found by clicking here  (http://vauxhallone.co.uk/events/fire-festival-vauxhall-pleasure-gardens).   This year we are telling the “Legend of the Trickster God Loki and the Dark Elves.” The story of how Thor got his hammer. Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens becomes Asgaard, the home of the Viking …

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Community Safety and Policing Meeting

Community Safety and Policing Meeting 7.00 pm on Tuesday 20 October 2015 Kennington Park Community Centre Following concerns raised at the last TRA meetings, we are holding a special meeting to discuss how we can tackle and reduce anti-social behaviour on the estate. Local Police, Lambeth Council Community Safety, Hyde officers and the Cabinet Member for Community Safety (local Cllr Jane Edbrooke) will joining us. Come and share your concerns, ideas and hear what options we can explore.

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More Local Road Disruption – Update on Magee Street

The exit from the Estate via Magee Street on to Kennington Park Road will be blocked for three weeks from 6 July. Magee Street’s one way system will be suspended so that vehicles can leave the Estate via Bowling Green Street (which will continue to be one way) and Kennington Oval.     TFL told us a couple of weeks ago – “A3 Kennington Park Road/Magee Street junction (planned temporary closure for three weeks from 6 July) There will be no vehicular access from Magee Street to A3 Kennington Park Road, while we resurface the ‘raised table’ at the junction. A3 Kennington Park Road – between the junctions with Magee Street and A23 Kennington Road (11 June- 16 July) Bus stop M (located near 240 Kennington Park Road) will be suspended during these works. The nearest northbound bus stop will be Bus stop Y (located near 198 Kennington Park Road). The loading …

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Roadworks, roadworks – all around us! And then they’re going to tunnel underneath …..

Kennington Park Estate is currently an island of tranquillity surrounded by traffic chaos and lots of traffic cones, heavy machinery and people in hard hats and hi-vis jackets. Whether that tranquillity will last when tunnelling for the Northern Line Extension starts, or if Hyde’s redevelopment of the Community Centre site goes ahead, remains to be seen.   The Northern Line Extension   A shaft and head house are being constructed at Kennington Green. The work here has just started and it is anticipated that it will be a worksite for at least three years. Lots of information can be found here http://www.tfl.gov.uk/northern-line-extension.   Oval Triangle Transport for London is making a lot of changes to the roads, junctions, traffic lights, crossings and cycle superhighways all round the Oval Triangle, Harleyford Street, Kennington Park Road and Kennington Road.   The roadworks here are likely to last a year… More information at: …

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Revised proposals for redevelopment on the Estate

The Hyde Group has put forward revised plans for their proposed redevelopment of the Harleyford Street and Community Centre site on the Estate. Their plans are now for a smaller building than before, nine flats for sale, a replacement community centre with outdoor space and either offices or a small retail space on the ground floor facing the main road. Pictures of Hyde’s revised plans can be found here. Hyde’s information pack is here, including a Questions and Answers section. Their ideas for the Community Centre are here. Comments on Hyde’s proposals can be sent to: consult@hyde-housing.co.uk or to: the Hyde Group’s Oval office at Alverstone House, Magee Street, SE11 5TS, or Head Office at 30 Park Street, London SE1 9EQ.

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