Knight's Walk Estate Newsletter July 2020

The Development Management Team have published the July 2020 Newsletter for Knight's Walk Estate and it is available to read here.

 

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: 

 

Virtual College

We’ve teamed up with Virtual College to offer you a range of online study activities which you can undertake from home. As a resident on one of our estates, there are no costs for you to enrol and undertake any of the courses. A downloadable certificate of completion with the accreditation body’s logo is also included.

The courses available are:

Wellbeing

  • Promoting Emotional and Spiritual Wellbeing

Health

  • Nutrition and hydration
  • Get moving, get healthy

Skills

  • E-Safety
  • Presentation Skills

To find out more and enrol, visit engage.homesforlambeth.co.uk/virtual_college

 

WellBeing Sessions

We are offering monthly wellbeing sessions  in July and August. The session-based discussions offer callers a chance to talk about any worries or concerns relating to the Covid 19 epidemic and think about ways of gaining an improved sense of wellbeing.

Sessions will run from 1 to 2pm on:

  • Friday 10 July
  • Friday 07 August

The sessions are facilitated by qualified counsellor, Denise Richards.

To join call 0207 926 9118 and then dial 5222677 when prompted. For more information visit engage.homesforlambeth.co.uk/wellbeing

 

Drama Sessions for Young People

We have teamed up with the Blue Elephant Theatre Company to offer hour long drama sessions to our young residents during the summer holidays. Activities will focus on games and drama activities for 7 to 13 year olds while sessions for young people aged 14+ will focus on themed drama techniques.

Children aged 7-10

Wednesdays, 10.30 - 11.30am

  • 22 July
  • 29 July
  • 05 August

 

Children aged 11-13

 

Wednesdays, 12.30 - 1.30pm

  • 22 July
  • 29 July
  • 05 August

 

Children aged 14+

 

Thursdays, 5.30 - 6.30pm

  • 23 July
  • 30 July
  • 06 August

To join call 0207 926 9118 and then dial 5222677 or join online by visiting:

engage.homesforlambeth.co.uk/drama

 

Craft Club

Craft Club is up and running! The six-week programme of sessions run by a local volunteer resident are on Thursdays from 10am to 12pm. An enjoyable

activity to take part in, either on your own or as a family, we can post out a pack of materials to you to get you started.

During the sessions we will focus on card crafting and bookmarks.To find out more visit engage.homesforlambeth.co.uk/craft_club

 

Independent Advisors Update

Hi, this is Pamela your Independent Resident Advisor from PPCR.

Recently I’ve attended some of the Skype drop-in sessions coordinated by Homes for Lambeth so am keeping up to date on what’s happening on Knights Walk even though I haven’t visited the estate since March.

I will continue to attend the drop-ins that focus on issues arising from the construction work and the regeneration, and I hope that it won’t be too long before the REP are able to meet again.

Do get in touch if you need any advice, information or support, that’s what we’re here for.

You can call me on 07966 595 527 or e-mail me at pkovachich@ppcr.org.uk.

 

ESOL Classes

English for speakers of other languages classes are underway. Please share with friends and family who may benefit.

Working with the Stockwell Partnership, our ESOL classes are on Tuesday evenings from  6 to 7pm. The sessions will focus on topics that residents want to discuss and the ways in which they wish to improve on their language skills.To find out more and sign up, visit engage.homesforlambeth.co.uk/esol for these friendly and relaxed classes.

 

Phone Drop-Ins

Your resident drop-in sessions are continuing- just not in person!

For our July and August sessions, please use the following information to access the weekly ‘phone drop-ins’ with Maxine.

Thursdays from 2 to 3pm

  • Join by phone on: 020 7926 9118
  • Conference ID: 5222677

    For our July and August sessions, please use the following information to access the weekly ‘phone drop-ins’ with Maxine.

 

Online Yoga

Our yoga sessions are continuing every week with qualified instructor Claire Hawkins. We  are running sessions that you can listen to and join in with (for phone users) and others which are video sessions to watch and participate in (Skype / YouTube);

  • Wednesdays at 2pm (phone / Skype)
  • Saturdays at 12.30pm (live on YouTube)

For more information visit: engage.homesforlambeth.co.uk/yoga

 

Teatime Talks

To complement our regular phone drop-ins we are co-ordinating one-to-one sessions for you to have private conversations your resident engagement officer.

We can call you if you provide a contact number and time convenient for you to talk. You can find my contact details further down the page.

 

Join In

WHEN

TIME

WHAT

Tuesdays (weekly)

6 to 7pm

ESOL sessions

Wednesdays (weekly)

3 to 4pm

Online seated yoga (webinar)

Wednesdays (weekly)

4 to 5pm

Resident phone drop-ins (webinar)

Thrusdays (weekly)

10am to 2pm

Craft Club

Friday 10 July and Friday 07 August

1 to 2pm

Wellbeing sessions

Saturdays (weekly)

12.30 to 1.30pm

Yoga at home (live YouTube broadcast)

Ongoing

Online at your own pace

Virtual College

 

Development Update

Your Knights Walk building contractor

Hill’s have received consent from Lambeth Council that our working hours for the month of July 2020 can be between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 6pm on Saturdays.

Local Opportunities

As part of their work at Knights Walk, Hill’s will have job opportunities for Lambeth residents. These opportunities range from office to construction vacancies.

If you have any queries about the work or opportunities at Hill our Resident Liaison Team are available 8am to 8pm, seven days a week. The freephone number is 0800 032 6760 or they can be contacted on residents@hill.co.uk

 

Construction Progress
  • Concrete frame will continue through the summer months and will start to appear above the
  • Drainage works to the pedestrian area at the rear of the site in Knights Walk have been

delayed due to COVID-19 but are now underway and due to be completed soon.

  • Crane is now in place and operational and will remain on site until Spring
  • Groundworks will continue through July
  • Brick laying will commence in September 2020, once the concrete frame is
  • Service connection works are currently under discussion.
    Your Knights Walk building contractor

    Hill’s have received consent from Lambeth Council that our working hours for the month of July 2020 can be between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 6pm on Saturdays.

    Local Opportunities

    As part of their work at Knights Walk, Hill’s will have job opportunities for Lambeth residents. These opportunities range from office to construction vacancies.

    If you have any queries about the work or opportunities at Hill our Resident Liaison Team are available 8am to 8pm, seven days a week. The freephone number is 0800 032 6760 or they can be contacted on residents@hill.co.uk


    Construction Progress
    • Concrete frame will continue through the summer months and will start to appear above the
    • Drainage works to the pedestrian area at the rear of the site in Knights Walk have been

    delayed due to COVID-19 but are now underway and due to be completed soon.

    • Crane is now in place and operational and will remain on site until Spring
    • Groundworks will continue through July
    • Brick laying will commence in September 2020, once the concrete frame is
    • Service connection works are currently under discussion.

 

Your Homes For Lambeth

Hello,

My name is Maxine Igbinedion. I  am  your new resident engagement officer for Knights Walk. My responsibility is to share information, respond to your queries and co-ordinate engagement activities with you. I will be your first point of call and my job includes working together with you to make the development process more understandable. I’ll also let you

know what’s going to happen and when possible, respond to your needs.

I have a local authority background working within capital works and rebuild projects where my role has been to improve performance, scrutiny and build partnerships. I’ve worked with other similar organisations such as L&Q, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Vinci. I remember my teacher, saying I would not amount to much. However, I have gone on to write and produce award-winning community drama and film projects that have brought me right into the Houses of Parliament.

I am passionate about creating excellent resident support and look forward to liaising with you to explore what other activities and opportunities we can develop together.

Maxine Igbinedion maxine@homesforlambeth.co.uk 07588 561771

 

Key Contacts

If you have any questions about the upcoming changes and development on the estate, please contact:
Wendy Bohan – Resident Engagement Officer
Tel: 07507 644645 
Email: wendy@homesforlambeth.co.uk

For current housing related issues, please contact:
Whitney Ayim-Owusu – Neighbourhood Housing officer
Phone: 0207 926 8006
Email: wayimowusu@lambeth.gov.uk

For any estate moving questions please contact:
Paul Gordon – Decant officer
Phone: 020 7926 0385
Email: Pgordon@lambeth.gov.uk

To discuss any issues relating to your residency and the processes of tenancy change, please contact:
Pam Kovachich – Independent Advisor
Phone: 0800 317 066
Email: PKovachich@ppcr.org.uk

Buybacks
buybacks@lambeth.gov.uk 

Lambeth housing repairs
Phone: 020 7926 6000
Visit: www.lambeth.gov.uk/council-tenants-and-homeowners/repairs-and-health-and-safety/request-a-housing-repair

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