Tag Archives: July

Have you seen the latest tourist attraction on the Alton Estate, the Hersham Close waterfall?

Since the end of July 2017 there has been water which leaks on and off from a height on 41-71 Hersham Close. The Hersham Close Residents Association (HCRA) has been in frequent contact with the Council about this being repaired and it is understood that action is being taken to correct this.

The photo does not highlight the water leak though the Alton Regeneration Watch (ARW) Twitter account has a short video.

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Lease newsletter – July 2017

There are a lot of leasehold properties on the Alton Estate. If you are not aware of LEASE, then maybe you should have a read of their newsletters.

The latest newsletter has the following articles

  • Government consults on the abolition of leasehold for new build houses
  • Government launches consultation to help leaseholders form recognised residents’ associations
  • Message from LEASE Chair Roger Southam
  • The importance of participation agreements

For past newsletters:

Click this sentence to learn more about LEASE.

Related articles:

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 us to join the (almost) weekly newsletter which tries to highlight what’s been happening in Roehampton.

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 your local Member of Parliament at;

  • Justine Greening – greeningj@parliament.uk

Roehampton July crime figures

Roehampton July crime figures recently came out. Have a look and see what’s happening around you.

You can find it here – https://www.police.uk/metropolitan/E05000621/crime/+kUuVfy/

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 us to join the (almost) weekly newsletter which tries to highlight what’s been happening in Roehampton.

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

For a different view of Roehampton, especially the Alton Estate

Alton Regeneration Watch website – http://www.altonwatch.org.uk/page5.html

Alton Regeneration Watch Twitter – https://twitter.com/altonwatch

Putney Labour – Roehampton News (June-July 2016 edition)

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Some comments…..

June/July edition

True, the author of this article received this edition some point from 29th July to 14th August.

Alton Activity Centre Closed

Great to see the petition still going, though how many signatures are signed up and what’s next? Roehampton & Putney Heath ward Councillors raised this at the Roehampton Partnership, had the motion passed, then what?

Sue supports Roehampton community groups

Whilst this is important, there is no mention of what is happening with the community group in the Alton East whose community centre is to be demolished as part of the “Alton West” regeneration. Has this community group been engaged to understand whether they are fine with what is being proposed?

Alton East developments

This is gaining traction and there is no mention of it. Disappointing.

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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 us to join the (almost) weekly newsletter which tries to highlight what’s been happening in Roehampton.

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

Alton Area Regeneration News – July 2016

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The issue of not every house on the Alton Estate not receiving a copy of the Alton Area Regeneration News continues and this was mentioned at the August Alton Regeneration Watch. Unfortunately, the July online edition of the newsletter was emailed to those on the Council’s database on Monday 1st August.

Some brief comments regarding the newsletter.

Section: The very first sites and new homes

There is no real detail as to what is proposed for the Alton East, for instance, is Heanen’s the butchers going to return when the new Petersfield Rise shops are built?

The picture seems to focus on the back of the building rather than the shop front. Wonder what the reason for that is?

Wouldn’t it better if there was a map of the area showing what is being proposed? Council Paper 16-277 provides background to what is proposed and could have summarised within the newsletter.

Section: Rents, service charges and Council Tax in new homes

There is no firm commitment to service charge costs, only the word “expects” with reference to service charges remaining the same or lower. For freeholders being offered a leasehold property this will be a new charge?

Wouldn’t an example of how the costs of what is now the case versus what it could possibly look like be of use?

Parking – in future

There seems to be a commitment to increase the car parking from its current size.

Relevant documents of interest:

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 us to join the (almost) weekly newsletter which tries to highlight what’s been happening in Roehampton.

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

Labour’s Roehampton Newsletter June-July 2015

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Hopefully you have received the June-July Labour Councillor newsletter. This newsletter seems to have a lot of context which this blog has been referring to as well.

Crime rates are going down……..overall…..

Yes, this blog highlighted this recently in a May article about the use of crime figures in the Council’s Supplementary Planning Document.

Have a read of “SPD Paragraph 2.9 Community safety”.

Labour promotes Residents Association……since when?

Hang about, in just a year of going to both the Roehampton Forum and the Roehampton Partnership, our Labour Councillors have not promoted the benefits of a Residents Association. Only at the Let’s Talk event last year did they seem to take some interest, and that was as the result of a member of the public commenting on the restrictive membership policy. If promoting them, then the success rate is low.

Hmm……this blog has been promoting Residents Associations.

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Student housing to go somewhere other Danebury Avenue Town Centre?

The newsletter states – “Consideration of locations other than the Danebury Avenue town” centre for additional student Accommodation”.

Hmmm…….have a read of this……..”Alton regeneration – student housing progress” as it highlights that it was not a popular choice in the first place, so why did it take so long for our Councillors to speak up on this??

Health care provision…

Labour states that “Incorporation of the requirements for additional educational and health-care provision into the plans. A clear indication of the phasing of the development and the timescale over which it will be carried out”. Hmmm….this too has been referred to in this blog, “What health benefits will the Alton regeneration bring”.

Highcliffe Drive barrier

Okay, Danebury Avenue barrier is still in favour of being closed, though those of you interested in Highcliffe Drive barrier, make your voices heard.

Conclusion

Maybe our Councillors are starting to listen…..Also, maybe it’s time for some new photos, as I think they’ve used some of these before……time to check the past leaflets…

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;

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