Come along to our quarterly Residents Meeting at the
Community Hall at 7pm Monday 21st November
All residents are warmly invited: tenants, leaseholders and sub-letters.
We’ll discuss anything to do with the estate.
Community Pride Awards 2016
Edmundsbury Court Estate residents were centre table at last night’s Lambeth Community Pride Awards at the Kia Oval, where they picked up three awards from the Mayor of Lambeth.
Ten residents represented the estate and collected the first prize for Best Food Growing Project, and came runner up in Best Community Garden and Best Private Garden (for Monty), presented by the Mayor of Lambeth, Saleha Jaffer.
Edmundsbury Photo Project
The second phase of the Edmundsbury Photo Project “Celebrating Families” will be taking place on Friday 25th and Friday 2nd December from 5:30-9:30pm in the Community Hall. This is for people who missed out on their free family portrait or for new people who would like to have the opportunity for a free professional family portrait. To book your session, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your shoot.
Edmundsbury Fitness classes are on Tuesdays 7-8pm £2 each at the Community Hall. They will break up for the holidays on November 29th with a special event – make sure you’re there! There will also be a festive Lunch in December. Classes start again on Tuesday 10th January.
Book by text: 07951 577804 or see Cherlyn.
The Community Hall now has Internet! It’s taken Virgin Media a year to fit it – but now we have it, we’ll be able to offer connectivity to people using the hall as well as it being a resourse for the After School Club. We also plan to run computer lessons for older people in the New Year.
It took ages because Virgin, firstly needed an official address, which the hall didn’t have. We had to instruct Lambeth Council to inform the Royal Mail and then have it assigned a post code. Then virgin insisted that the cable that runs from the junction box on Glasbury House could not be put overhead and had to be buried under the brick path. They wanted to charge us £1200 for this, but in the end relented and charged us £300. Lambeth have agreed to pay the monthly rental charge.
Other improvements include a baby changing unit in the women’s toilets. Our next big plan is to redo the flooring in the kitchen.
The Central Area Office received funding for outdoor gyms. We applied, and was successful. Steven from Estate Pride has come round to survey the estate for the best place to put it. We are suggesting four pieces of equipment on the South lawn next to the hedge. They will be quite small and discrete and not take up much grass space.
Before we go ahead with it we will do a door-to-door survey of everyone on the estate to elicit support and/or objections.
Lambeth have offered to purchase and install secure cycle hangers to store bicycles. We need 6 people to sign up to the £40 a year (£10 a quarter) rental charge to get one them (we can have more than one). We have 12 people who have already expressed an interest. The construction and installation has been part-funded by TfL.
Steven from Estate Pride met with Ashley, his colleague, who has taken over the responsibility of cycle storage in Lambeth. Lambeth’s transport team are in the process of awarding a new contract for cycle storage, which they aim to have completed by December. They are keen to prioritise the estates that we looked at several months ago, including Edmundsbury Court Estate, so as soon as they have chosen the new supplier they will be able to start. “I’ve been told that it will likely be January when this happens, so fingers crossed everything goes according to plan!”
They also discussed the adaptation of the bin stores, and that area in the corner between Fosbury and Chalbury Houses, so that they do not have to reduce car parking spaces, and Ashley will discuss these options with the next contractor.
A surveyor has been booked to inspect the gables on Glasbury House. The bonding on the brickwork has eroded. They hope that they can be fixed from the roof without scaffolding.
Do you suffer from damp? Does your flat have mould?
The issue has been raised at the Clapham Area Housing Forum, which meets every 3 months. We need to supply Lambeth Council with a sample of properties of bad damp so they can assess the general cause and design a programme to deal with all the flats.
If you can demonstrate mould or damp please fill in the form at the Residents Meeting or the slip on the back of the newsletter – put it in the letterbox on the Communitiy Hall. We’ll submit these to the surveyor and let you know what’s happening.
Healthwatch Lambeth are looking for between 8-10 people to participate in a focus group that will last approximately one hour. The TRA will get a donation of £50, and refreshments will be provided. So we would really appreciate your participation!
Healthwatch listens to the public (and patients) views and feeds them back to improve the health and care service.
The consultation will involve the group filling out a registration form and then discussing the feedback with the GP leading this work.
Free Children’s Pantomime
So It’s time to take your seats for this years Croydon Panto in the specially converted, 400 seater theatre located at Waddon Leisure Centre on Purley Way this December, as we take off on a magical journey to Old Peking where song, dance, and silliness are the order of the day as we follow the hilarious Widow Twankey and her sons Aladdin and Wishee Washee as they fall in love, fall over and get truly covered in foam and gunge!
DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
We’ll arrange a minibus. Children from the estate will go free, and adults pay half price (£11). First-come first-served. To apply, go to our Facebook Page or Website or see Cherlyn.
There’s only so many words we can fit into our printed newsletter. The above has more details about the stories in our Newsletter. You can download the printed Newsletter here: december-2016-newsletter