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Can Twitter help you get things done on the Alton Estate?

It has been mentioned at the recent meetings of both the Alton Regeneration Watch (ARW) meeting of 17 January 2018 and Alton Leaseholders meeting of 8 January 2018 how powerful the use of Twitter can be to assist with having things done. It is appreciated that not everyone has access to the internet or is on Twitter, though if people form groups then maybe one or more people can access Twitter to make the points. It is an extremely useful tool for having issues resolved.

Some examples are provided below.

The great water fall of Hersham Close 41-71. This took five months of effort  by the Hersham Close Residents Association (HCRA) to have something done and it kept dragging on. Once a video of the water fall was placed online with Councillor Sue McKinney copied into the Tweet as well as the Wandsworth Borough Council (WBC) this got resolved quite quickly. Now it might be the case that the Tweet and the sorting out of the situation are related though there was a step in attitude from WBC to get this resolved after the Tweet, perhaps it was a fluke? Have a look at the Tweet here –  https://mobile.twitter.com/AltonWatch/status/946741512842498049

A recent bust water tank on Kimpton House (surprisingly a resident of Stoughton Close mentioned this at the recent ARW meeting) perhaps this might have had a similar expediency if the water spillage was filmed and placed on Twitter?

Bessborough Road planning application (2017/6977) somehow, the application date was 12 January 2018 and the date for comments was by 5 January 2018? Clearly an error and was quickly looked into by the WBC and a response by Councillor Carpenter. Here are a couple of links which highlight this –

https://mobile.twitter.com/notwandbc/status/954003331889991681

https://mobile.twitter.com/AltonWatch/status/953976158902681600

There was a hole in Alton Road near Heathmere School. Despite ongoing mentions to WBC even during Stoughton Close/Greatham Walk Resident Association meetings it appeared that being proactive was a bit too much to ask? In the end by placing this on Twitter copying in Thames Water it was resolved very quickly – https://mobile.twitter.com/AltonWatch/status/918461886290628608

Very recent examples regarding fly tipping and a messy work site on Hyacinth Road on the Alton East show how quickly WBC responded –

https://mobile.twitter.com/AltonWatch/status/954272140504784896

https://mobile.twitter.com/AltonWatch/status/954271815060414465

Now imagine that every time there was an issue that was not being resolved quickly or being ignored. You take a picture, Tweet it and copy in the WBC and a Councillor and maybe other relevant groups. Other groups see this and then Tweet it. The situation might become harder to ignore and it might get resolved quicker?

An idea could be that each building or group of buildings on the Alton Estate have Twitter champions who make Tweets and maybe things might be done a bit quicker around here. Who knows?

It’s now up to you.

Please note that all information is provided on a best efforts basis and that readers should make their own efforts to review and assess the provided content.

 Contact

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A lesson in how not to paint double yellow lines?

Kimpton House residents on the Alton Estate recently had an interesting experience with regards to how the Council painted double yellow lines next to the building.

The following photos were taken on the 17 & 18 December 2017.

This first photo shows one side of the road on Fontley Way as having the double yellow lines completed.

The next photo shows parts of the double yellow line, though notice the white vehicle which is relevant for the next photo.

The white vehicle is now gone and it can be seen that the double yellow lines have not been completed.

The Council was approached about this semi-completed job. A reply has yet been forthcoming though the following photo was taken on 20 December 2017 and the double yellow lines had been completed. Coincidence?

In any event, these double yellow lines might add to further problems with regards to limited car parking spaces in the area. Also the question has been raised with the Council with regards to how these double yellow lines will be enforced and the answer may be of interest to local residents.

Please note that all information is provided on a best efforts basis and that readers should make their own efforts to review and assess the provided content.

 Contact

Email us at – roeregeneration@yahoo.com – and let us know of any concerns/thoughts you may have or add a comment at the end of the blog entry in the ‘Leave a Reply’ section.

Or email your Roehampton and Putney Heath Councillors at;

 Or email your local Member of Parliament at;

For a different view of Roehampton, especially the Alton Estate

Alton Area Regeneration Newsletter – Issue 17 (November 2017)

Have you seen the latest Alton Area Regeneration Newsletter Issue 17?

Topics are;

  • Plans taking shape
  • First news homes update
  • Football Focus
  • Regeneration Timeline
  • Roehampton success in getting back to work
  • Free debt and money advice in Roehampton
  • Get Out Get Active Roehampton
  • Roehampton Outdoor Arts Movement (ROAM)
  • What’s On
  • Jobs and training

 Please note that all information is provided on a best efforts basis and that readers should make their own efforts to review and assess the provided content.

 Contact

Email us at – roeregeneration@yahoo.com – and let us know of any concerns/thoughts you may have or add a comment at the end of the blog entry in the ‘Leave a Reply’ section.

For a different view of Roehampton, especially the Alton Estate

Or email your Roehampton and Putney Heath Councillors at;

No Team Roehampton newsletter in Roehampton Voice Issue 19?

Issue 19 of the Roehampton Voice did not have the Team Roehampton Newsletter in it, why is that?

A couple of readers have asked us if we know if there was a reason for Team Roehampton not having it’s newsletter inserted in the Issue 19 Winter edition of the Roehampton Voice.

We are aware that Team Roehampton had newsletter inserts within Issues 17 (June 2014) and 18 (October 2014). However, we don’t know the reason for the latest newsletter not being within the Roehampton Voice. So we’ll ask, and let you know what they say.

Contact

Make your voices heard, email your Councillors and copy us in. Together we can make a difference.

Email us at – roeregeneration@yahoo.com – and let us know of any concerns you may have.

Or email your Roehampton and Putney Heath Councillors at;

Peter Carpenter – pcarpenter@wandsworth.gov.uk

Jeremy Ambache – JAmbache@wandsworth.gov.uk

Sue McKinney – SMcKinney@wandsworth.gov.uk

Or email the Wandsworth Council team managing the ‘regeneration’

Team Roehampton – Roehampton@wandsworth.gov.uk