Knights Walk Newsletter 30

The Development Management Team have published Newsletter 30 for Knight's Walk and it can be read here.

 

The Development Management Team have published Newsletter 30 for Knight's Walk and it can be read here.

Inside this issue:

 

Coming Up November-December 2018

Council Drop in – Come along with your questions and concerns 29th November at 15 Knight’s Walk

 

 

KWGRA/REP meeting 3rd December at N0 15 Knight’s Walk - The next KWGRA/REP meeting will be on 3rd December at 6pm - where estimates of the new rents and service charges will be discussed. It will be the last meeting of the year and there will be festive drinks and nibbles to share after the meeting.

 

Tour of the Old Courthouse and Buddhist centre - We have been invited to a tour of the Buddhist Centre on Renfrew Road, an opportunity to see the inside of the Old Courthouse followed by tea and cake. Meet at No.15 Knight’s Walk at 1.30pm.

 

Festive Tea - Join us for a festive celebration at No.15, there will be some nibbles, music and games and this will be the last coffee and cake of 2018.

Update from The KWGRA/REP Meeting 3rd November

There was a good turnout for the meeting this month and it was good to see that Cllr Jon Davies has become a regular at the meeting too. There was a full agenda and some interesting discussion and information. Some of the highlights were:

Construction procurement resident training

The Council’s procurement team have offered to give training to resident representatives so that they may be involved in helping to choose the Contractor for phase 1 of the scheme.

Local lettings Plans

Keith Richmond reported that the Plans for how the new homes will be let are to go to the December cabinet meeting. This will outline how, through the Council’s Allocation Scheme, localised lettings may be made. Details will be discussed at the January KWGRA/REP meeting in January 2019.

Future Topics Schedule

Residents discussed what topics they want to be discussed at future meetings. A taste of the topics coming up are:

  • Meet The Contractor
  • Estimates of Service Charges for Tenants
  • Communal Lighting for the new estate
  • ‘Social Value’ what is it?

 

Temporary Bin Store Update

In the last Newsletter we said that the new temporary

bin stores - to be installed before the existing bin room is

demolished to make way for the fi rst new homes – would

be installed before Xmas.

However, following further discussions with the refuse

contractor, Veolia, the new enclosures will now be installed

in the new year and after the holiday period so that

operatives do not have new routines to implement at the

busiest time of the year.

Instead this work will now commence late January/early

February. It is not expected to cause any disruption to residents.

 

Lambeth Council Drop-in at N0 15

Have you any questions you want to ask the Council about the regeneration? How will you be affected? What am I entitled to? Who Is Homes For Lambeth?

We are here to answer your questions and listen to your concerns. Come along to the Council Drop-in every other Thursday from 3pm to 5pm. Next Drop-in is Thursday 29th November at No.15 Knight’s Walk.

 

Development management update: procurement progress

The contractors tendering for Knight’s Walk Phase 1 will be returning their tenders to HfL in the first week of December 2018. Immediately following this, the DMT and Lambeth will be reviewing the submissions.

This will also include the resident questions being assessed by estate residents (as discussed at the last two REP meetings) and the residents’ score being put forward by the nominated resident lead. Following this, the DMT will be recommending in January 2019 with HfL confirming who it wants to select soon thereafter. We expect to appoint the contractor in spring 2019,

Scoring training

As noted in the last Newsletter, residents will have the opportunity to assess and score the contractor’s answer to the Resident Engagement question within the tender. In advance of this, training has been organised for a resident lead so they know how to approach the review and scoring process.

David Callachan from the DMT will be able to answer any final questions on this at the next REP on the 3rd December.

 

 

Open garden Squares Weekend 2019

Last month, Suzette from the London Garden Trust come along to a Coffee and Cake at No.15 to talk to residents about the Open Garden Squares Weekend that happens every year across London. The group showed Suzette around the garden and explained a little about the activities that we have been doing over the past year.

We are delighted to announce that following this visit, the Garden at 15 Knight’s Walk has been selected to take part in the 2019 Open Garden Squares weekend in June 2019!

Following an initial discussion at the REP meeting this month, residents were pleased about the news and are looking forward to planning the activities for the day, Sunday 9th June 2019. Keep an eye out on future newsletters for more information and if you would like to help or get involved please contact Keith Richmond or come to the next REP meeting on 3rd December.

 

Indicative Timeline

 

Timetable November - December

 

 

A Message from Nataly and the make:good team

As many of you will be aware, make:good have not been involved in the Development Management Team’s work for Knight’s Walk since May 2018 and our role will be coming to an end in December 2018.

Since May, activities at No.15 have focused on the use and opportunities of a community space on the estate, exploring what people might get involved in and identifying interests, skills, organisations and initiatives in the local area that can contribute to a programme for local residents. Trying out different activities at No.15 has been a real success with positive feedback from residents and neighbours about the new experiences and collaborations with local organisations and individuals.

Lambeth’s ambition is for some of these activities to continue past January 2019. Building on relationships that have been established and activities that have been popular with local residents, Thursday afternoons across the year will be programmed alongside the weekly council drop-ins which will be hosted by a Homes for Lambeth Officer. A programme for these will be circulated in January 2019.

Along with the whole make:good team, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your participation, the shared experiences and relationships built over the these years have been very special to us. We hope to stay in touch and to see some of you on the 11th December for a festive farewell.

All the best and warm wishes from Nataly, make:good

 

 

 

 

 

 

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