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Whitelands College – weekend use of car parks?

It was suggested recently be a Alton Estate resident whether Roehampton University would open it gates to residents on the weekends to use their car parking facilities at Whitelands College.

Exploring the idea further, the following picture taken from Kimpton House on the Alton Estate (on 3rd March 2018) shows the amount of car parking spaces available (this being left of the red line) and to the right of the red line is the Alton Estate. In the background is Somborne House.

Any thoughts?

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Homelife (February 2018)

Have you read the latest issue of the Homelife magazine (Issue 78, February 2018)?

Well, there are a few items which may be of interest………..

Cladding update (page 12)

The top of the page refers to a cladding update for Sudbury House, though absolutely no mention of an update for retro-fitting of water sprinklers! Nothing? No mention at all regarding the now involvement of the First Tier Property Tribunal. It has to be wandered why. It was heard that on Saturday 4 March 2018 that residents of Kimpton House were collecting signatures for a petition against having retro-fitting water sprinklers and many people were (1) not aware of the potential cost of the installation of water sprinklers or (2) the water sprinklers were to be installed inside the flats.

Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour (page 13)

A useful page which lists contact details of the various departments for various issues.

Estate Improvements

A good example of what can be done through the Small Improvement Budget (SIB).

No mention of…………..

Strange, that there seems to be no mention of the Alton Estate regeneration and there has been a lot happening;

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Manresa neighbourhood’s mysterious moving recycling bins

The Manresa neighbourhood of the Alton Estate has been quite busy recently. First, there was the poorly communicated double yellow lines by Kimpton House, the quality of the double glazing major works being challenged by Kimpton House, the state of the grass around the base of Kimpton House, and now the case of the mysterious moving recycling bins.

Some time ago, there was a space created near Rushmere House, it has been mentioned that this was at the end of 2016, though this would need more verification.

Then, out of the blue, residents noticed that recycling bins had moved to this spot. The below photo being taken on 17 February 2018.

By Kimpton House, there was an upside recycling bin. The below photo being taken on 17 February 2018.

By Somborne House, there was an upside recycling bin. The below photo being taken on 17 February 2018.

After the event, then residents received a letter informing them of what had happened. Note the letter is dated 21 February 2018. It is wondered what the residents of Chilcombe House, Crondall House, Farnborough House, Kimpton House, Rushmere House and Somborne House think of this.

A point which was already popped up is that if residents were given the option to discuss this beforehand then it might have been raised that the remaining bins might become over full as one person has highlighted on the Alton Regeneration Watch Twitter account.

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State of grass around base of Kimpton House

Oh dear, have a look at the state of the base of Kimpton House. This is currently with the Council to review, and hopefully resolve. It is wondered whether this has anything to do with the (in)famous double glazing experience?

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Pigeon mess at Kimpton House

Imagine you live in a building with 48 apartments and two entrances/exits and one of them looks like this? What you do and how would you feel?

Poor job of the spikes? A few gaps?

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Kimpton House not putting up with poor double glazing experience

2017 was a year of major works on the Alton Estate, both East and West, with regards to having double glazing installed as part of major works. On the Alton East the six buildings were – Somborne House, Chilcombe House, Rushmere House, Farnborough House, Crondall House, and Kimpton House. This being in the Manresa neighbourhood.

There has been some noise about the quality of the works that took place and one building with a newly established Residents Association, this being the Kimpton House Residents Association (KHRA), decided that in addition to the noise it would challenge the service charge which was applied to for the works.

The following is the letter which was sent to Wandsworth Borough Council (WBC).

The following is the response from WBC and we’re no experts, though it does not appear that the concerns of the KHRA letter were adequately addressed? The response is below;

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Kimpton House yellow lines became more interesting

Not sure what observations a reader should make of this. Yellow lines were introduced in December 2017 near Kimpton House with no notice to residents and especially no mention to the Kimpton House Residents Association (KHRA).

In January, residents received a letter which is shared below.

Questions for the readers;

  • Should this have been done before the yellow lines were completed?
  • Should the Wandsworth Borough Council worked with, or notified, the KHRA prior to completing the yellow lines?

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