Fenwick Estate Newsletter December 2020

We have published the December 2020 Newsletter for Fenwick Estate and it is available to read here.

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: 

Development Update

Phase Two of Fenwick Place - Approved

We are pleased to announce that Lambeth Council’s Planning Committee approved the proposals to build 27 new homes at Fenwick Place. The new homes will be 50% affordable, including eight homes at council level rent. The homes will be prioritised for secure tenants and resident homeowners currently living on Fenwick Estate. The proposals include three wheelchair accessible homes and a new communal garden for residents.

Hub Refurbishment

We are working to refurbish the community hub at 66 Willington Road. Due to Government COVID-19 restrictions, we have not been able to use the hub. However, we are preparing the hub to make it COVID secure, so it can be a point of contact for meeting your REO and LBL staff. We are hoping to run a range of activities from there, hopefully in the new year. If you have any suggestions of how best the hub could be used, please provide your views to David Silvey via email david@homesforlambeth.co.uk or call 020 79265 288.

Virtual College

In partnership with Virtual College, we are offering accredited training to local Lambeth residents who are affected or impacted by our development plans. All the courses are free to access and can be undertaken in the comfort of your own home. Upon completion, you will be awarded a certificate with the accreditation body’s logo included.

To register and gain access to the course, please email virtual_college@homesforlambeth.co.uk.

The courses available are:

Health and wellbeing

  • Nutrition and hydration
  • Get moving, get healthy
  • Promoting Emotional and Spiritual Wellbeing
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Confidence and Self-Esteem

Employability

  • Self-Assessment and Action Planning for Employability
  • Effective Job Search
  • Completing application forms
  • Writing an effective CV
  • Interview Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Preparing for Work

Digital life

  • E-Safety
  • Microsoft Outlook 2016 - three interactive courses

Home and work

  • Safeguarding Everyone (level 1)
  • An Introduction to Social Housing
  • Pre-Tenancy Training for New Residents
  • Introduction to Project Management

Online Yoga

Our yoga sessions are continuing every week. We are running sessions that you can listen to and join in with your phone and others which are on Youtube for you to participate in.

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

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

Wellbeing Sessions

We are offering monthly wellbeing sessions. The session-based discussions offer callers a chance to talk about any worries or concerns relating to the COVID 19 pandemic and think about ways of gaining an improved sense of wellbeing. The next session will be on:

  • Friday 11 December, 1 to 2pm

The sessions are facilitated by a 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

Resident Engagement

We’re looking to recruit residents to join our new Resident Engagement Panel (REP). The REP will meet monthly and will give residents the opportunity to get involved in the discussions about the rebuilding of Fenwick Estate.

If you would like to get involved, please contact David, your Resident Engagement Officer on david@homesforlambeth.co.uk or call 020 79265 288

Courses for Lambeth Tenants

High Trees is running free specialist courses for Lambeth Housing tenants.

The courses aim to provide residents with a range of opportunities. For residents that require childcare, High Trees will cover the costs whilst you are on the course. You’ll need proof of address to take part, the courses provided are below:

  • Education and Training accreditation (level 3)
  • Housing Practice accreditation (level 3)
  • One Day Food and Hygiene (level 2)

If you’re interested in these courses or would like to find out more please contact courses@high-trees.org or 07377 232347 /020 8671 3132.

Independent Advisors Update

Hello Fenwick residents,

We hope that you are all keeping well. As the Independent Advisors for Fenwick Estate, we have been attending your phone drop-in sessions every Wednesday evening from 5 to 6 pm with David Silvey. This is your opportunity to ask any questions or raise concerns you have around the regeneration of Fenwick.

If you’re not able to join these sessions, we can be contacted as follows:

Rob Lantsbury (for Leaseholder specific queries) on 07961 532761 or rob.lantsbury@publicvoice.london

Christine Searle MBE on 07764421981 or christine.searle@publicvoice.london

westbury@newmanfrancis.org

Resident Engagement

As part of our half term activities in October, we hosted our first Art’s Competition: Homes of the future.

Children and teenagers submitted drawings of how they would want their future home to look. We were in search to discover the next Vincent Van Gogh or Dame Zaha Hadid and we think we might have found them!

The competition categories and their winners were:

  • Under 6s - Abdullah and Amir
  • 7 to 11 years - Randa and Rhian
  • 12 years + - Leona
  • Interior Design - Samir
  • Sustainability - Jasim
  • Overall Winner - Samir

You can see some of the designs on the right. We would like to thank all the young people who entered their drawings into the ‘Homes of the Future’ Art Competition.

All winners will receive a voucher. The overall winner will also spend time with Robert Taylor, Senior Design Manager and Architect at Homes for Lambeth.

Phone Drop-Ins

Your resident drop-in sessions are continuing - just not in person!
This is an opportunity for you to find out more about Homes for Lambeth’s programme and you can ask questions about the future of your estate. To join, please use the following information:

• Wednesdays from 5 to 6 pm
• Join by phone on: 020 3855 6009
• Conference ID: 112 665 696#

Your Homes For Lambeth


I’m David Silvey, your new Resident Engagement Officer. My main responsibility is to be the point of contact for residents, to ensure that you are aware of our plans, that you understand timescales for planned works in your area and to answer any questions that you may have.

Professionally, I have worked on a number of large infrastructure projects, working directly with local communities to keep them informed of planned and ongoing works, and dealing with questions raised by the community. I have also previously worked on some major sporting events, including the London 2012 Olympics Paralympics and the Tour de France.

I am looking forward to developing good working relationships between HFL and local residents in order to provide positive results for the community. Outside of work I enjoy watching sport (especially football), music and gardening. I am married with a young son.

If you have any questions about your area, please do get in touch with me.

David Silvey
Resident Engagement Officer
david@homesforlambeth.co.uk 020 79265 288

Key Contacts

If you have any questions about the upcoming changes and development on the estate, please contact:

David Silvey
Homes for Lambeth Resident Engagement Officer
Email: david@homesforlambeth.co.uk Phone: 020 79265 288

Paul Gordon
Resident Decant Officer
Phone: 020 7926 0385
Email: pgordon@lambeth.gov.uk

Buyback team
Email: buybacks@lambeth.gov.uk

Rob Lantsbury
Independent Advisor
Phone: 07961 532 761
Email: rob.lantsbury@publicvoice.london

Christine Searle MBE
Independent Advisor
Phone: 07764 421 981
Email: christine.searle@publicvoice.london

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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