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Late notice for Kimpton House…again?

At the Western Area Housing Pane (WAHP) of 24 September 2018, communication was again mentioned by some Residents Associations as needing improving. From the WAHP 17 July 2018, when last minute communication was mentioned, the Council has been minuted as stating that it “undertook to look into the concerns raised but that a period of one week’s notice should routinely be provided”.

Again, another situation of where this one week notice has not been adhered to and this building has the Kimpton House Residents Association (KHRA);

  • 21/9/18 – letter dated
  • 24/9/18 – hand delivered at 10:07 (according to one resident)
  • 27/9/18 and 28/9/18 – works requiring water to be switched off

Other examples since this WAHP of 17 July 2018 are;

The poor communication regarding bats –

https://roeregeneration.wordpress.com/2018/07/26/this-must-be-driving-the-council-batty/

Two lots of contractor works on Hyacinth Road whereby contractors used car parks for leaving materials and this area has the Stoughton Close/Greatham Walk/Ryefield Path Residents Association (SCGWRPRA);

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Alton Leaseholders signing up members (22 September 2018)

Hopefully, despite the weather today, you were supporting the Alton Leaseholders with signing up members.

They were out there today in the rainy weather between 2pm and 4pm doing to following;

“To drum up leaseholder numbers the Management Committee have decided that we are looking to have a neighbourhood promotion of the Alton Leaseholders.

When?

Saturday 22nd September

 Time?

Between the hours of 2pm and 4pm.

What do we need?

At least two volunteers to own the promotion in their area, some areas may need more, and you can of course split the hours amongst yourselves.

Please email if you are interested in being a volunteer. I know we are all busy and want to spend the weekend with our families but please remember if we don’t get more people we want be able to achive our target to get a solicitor.

Suggestion

Complete a leaflet drop to each flat in the neighbourhood highlighting what’s happening and when.

On the day?

Sign up members and inform that the Alton Leaseholders is looking for fighting funds.

We need to be able to drum up leaseholder numbers.

The areas?

The figures mentioned are based on figures from mid-2017 or thereabouts.

Area 1

Wanborough Drive

Properties: Hindhead Point, Hilsea Point, Eashing Point, Blendworth Point, Witley Point,

Resident leaseholders = 65, Away leaseholders = 31, Tenants = 117

 Area 2

Tunworth Crescent

Properties: Allenford House, Swayhting House, Warnford House, tatchbury House, Bramley House, Penwood House, Shalden House,

Resident leaseholders = 63, Away leaseholders = 48, Tenants = 197

 Area 3

Tangley Grove

Properties: Holmsley House, Overton House, Finchdean House, Egbury House, Redenham House, Wheatley House, Brockbridge House, Hurstbourne House,

Resident leaseholders = 51, Away leaseholders = 47, Tenants = 254

 Ellisfield Drive

Properties: Woodcott House, Lyndhurst House,

Resident leaseholders = 16, Away leaseholders = 12, Tenants = 60

Area 4

Highcliffe Drive

Properties: Dunbridge House, Binley House, Charcot House, Dunmead House, Winchfield House,

Resident leaseholders = 44, Away leaseholders = 71, Tenants = 260

Area 5

Norley Vale

Properties: Longmoor Point, Westmark Point, Grayswood Point

Resident leaseholders = 46, Away leaseholders = 30, Tenants = 51

Dilton Gardens

Properties: Cadnam Point, Dunhill Point,

Resident leaseholders = 18, Away leaseholders = 13, Tenants = 53

Area 6

Fontley Way

Properties: Kimpton House, Farnborough House, Rushmere House, Somborne House, Chilcombe House, Crondall House,

Resident leaseholders = 37, Away leaseholders = 56, Tenants = 195

Area 7

Lennox Estate

Properties: Esme House, Sarah House, Louisa House, 

Resident leaseholders = 24, Away leaseholders = 21, Tenants = 90

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Allbrook House – is it having water sprinklers or is being demolished as part of the demolition?

Introduction

It’s an interesting question and how did this come about?

Well, this building, Allbrook House, SW15 4HB, is scheduled for demolition as part of the Alton Estate regeneration. At the same time, it’s one of the 99 blocks due for retro fitting water sprinklers.

 Demolition

One does not have to go back far to see to fate of Allbrook House. One need look at the Housing and Regeneration Overview and Scrutiny Committee (HROSC) of 20 June 2018 and read the paper

18-161 Appendix 1 and see that this building is one of those to be served with an ‘Initial Demolition Notice’.

Retro fitted water sprinklers

As we understand it the following buildings in the Roehampton & Putney Heath ward are part of the 99 due for retro fitted water sprinklers (and notice that Allbrook House is one of them);

  1. Allbrook House 1-45 Cons
  2. Allenford House 1-44 Cons
  3. Binley House 1-75 Cons
  4. Blendworth Point 1-42 Cons
  5. Bramley House 1-44 Cons
  6. Brockbridge House 1-44 Cons
  7. Cadnam Point 1-43 Cons
  8. Charcot House 1-75 Cons
  9. Chilcombe House 1-48 Cons
  10. Crondall House 1-48 Cons
  11. Denmead House 1-75 Cons
  12. Dunbridge House 1-75 Cons
  13. Dunhill Point 1-41 Cons
  14. Eashing Point 1-43 Cons
  15. Egbury House 1-44 Cons
  16. Esme House 2-48 Cons 1
  17. Farnborough House 1-48 Cons
  18. Finchdean House 1-44 Cons
  19. Grayswood Point 1-42 Cons L1
  20. Hilsea Point 1-42 Cons L1
  21. Hindhead Point 1-43 Cons
  22. Holmsley House 1-44 Cons
  23. Hurstbourne House 1-44 Cons
  24. Kimpton House 1-48 Cons
  25. Longmoor Point 1-43 Cons
  26. Louisa House 1-43 Cons 104
  27. Lyndhurst House 1-44 Cons
  28. Overton House 1-44 Cons
  29. Penwood House 1-44 Cons
  30. Redenham House 1-44 Cons
  31. Rushmere House 1-48 Cons
  32. Sarah House 1-43 Cons 78
  33. Shalden House 1-44 Cons
  34. Somborne House 1-48 Cons
  35. Swaythling House 1-44 Cons
  36. Tatchbury House 1-44 Cons
  37. Warnford House 1-44 Cons
  38. Westmark Point 1-42 Cons L1
  39. Wheatley House 1-44 Cons
  40. Winchfield House 1-75 Cons
  41. Witley Point 1-43 Cons L1
  42. Woodcott House 1-44 Cons

 Summary

Confused? We might be as well.

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Alton Estate retro-fitting water sprinklers petition (20 June 2018)

Background

For those of you that weren’t aware, the following blocks lodged petitions against having water sprinklers retro-fitted – Allenford House, Tatchbury House, Kimpton House, Rushmere House, and Swaythling House.

The petition was submitted to the Housing and Regeneration Overview and Scrutiny Committee (HROSC) on 20 June 2018.

The Summary of Council Paper 18-168 is as follows;

“This report sets out the terms of petitions from residents of Allenford, Swaythling and Tatchbury Houses on Tunworth Crescent and Kimpton and Rushmere Houses on Fontley Way, SW15 (Roehampton and Putney Heath) presented to the Council on 7th March 2018. The petitions were referred formally to this Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

The report explains that the Council will undertake statutory consultation with all residents on a block by block basis and that it will be applying to the First Tier Property Tribunal, to which affected residents will have the opportunity to make representation.

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Who presented this petition in the first instance?

Councillor Malcom Grimston, yes, none of three Labour Councillors which represent the Roehampton & Putney Heath ward?

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Naughty car parking

As part of the ongoing concerns about car parking, it was thought this blast from the past might be worth highlighting.

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Resident engagement….recent examples cast doubt?

If you were part of either a Residents Association (RA), concerned by either the possible retro-fitting of water sprinklers or the Alton Estate regeneration, this article may of interest.

Borough Residents Forum (7 June 2018)

In short, the hierarchy for RA engagement with Wandsworth Borough Council (WBC) is through a Resident Association, and then if on the Alton Estate, then the next step up is through the Western Area Housing Panel (WAHP) and then the next stage up is the Borough Residents Forum (BRF). At the BRF meeting which took place on 7 June 2018 the four WAHP RAs were Kimpton House Residents Association (KHRA), Putney Vale Residents Association (PVRA), Crown Court Residents Association (CCRA) and Stoughton Close/Greatham Walk/Ryefield Path Residents Association (SCGWRP RA).

Typically, the BRF is held about a week before the Housing and Regeneration Overview and Scrutiny Committee (HROSC) meeting. The HROSC June 14 2018 meeting was moved to the 20 June 2018 though the BRF meeting of 7 June 2018 was not moved. Normally, the BRF has first sight of some of the documents which are to be presented at the HROSC, though the BRF meeting of 7 June 2018 was quite light on detail and documents.

Having seen the discussion papers on the Agenda for the upcoming HROSC on 20 June 2018 there were various documents which should have perhaps been discussed at the BRF before being raised at the upcoming HROSC. Let’s take a look………

Regeneration Update – Winstanley/York Road Estate, SW11 (Latchmere) and Alton Estate, SW15 (Roehampton and Putney Heath) (Paper No. 18-161)

Now imagine that you are the KHRA for one moment. You’ve put your hand up to be an RA, attend the WAHP and then the BRF. Surely, one would think it would not be unreasonable to mention that paper 18-161 is to be allowed to be raised at the BRF? The reason for mentioning this that the regeneration is seeking to include an area in Fontley Way as shown in Appendix 2, which is next to Kimpton House?

Click on the following to read the papers:

If the BRF was held a week before the HROSC would KHRA have been able to view this document?

Let’s also bear in mind that at the Alton Estate exhibition of 6 June 2018 and 9 June 2018 there was a reference to Fontley Way developments due for completion in 2020 though there was no information to be sighted regarding this. The notice for the exhibition stated “Opportunity to see the latest Alton Estate proposals’ though there was nothing to see regarding the Fontley Way development.

Petition regarding installation of sprinklers (Paper No. 18-168)

At the HROSC on 18 January 2018, five buildings impacted by possible retro fitting of water sprinklers provided petitions against this and were submitted by Councillor Malcom Grimston (West Hill ward). The five buildings are from the Roehampton & Putney Heath ward and were – Kimpton House, Swaything House, Tatchbury House, Rushmere House and Allenford House. Have a think about this, the petitions were not submitted by either of Councillor Peter Carpenter, Councillor Jeremy Ambache or Councillor Sue McKinney, which represent the Roehampton & Putney Heath ward………

Again, should KHRA be able to opine on Paper 18-168 at the BRF of 7 June 2018?

Click on the following to read the paper:

Council-led Development Programme (Paper No. 18-165)

Paper 18-165 is another which probably should have been aired at the BRF of 7 June 2018. Innes Gardens Residents Association (IGRA), which is part of the WAHP, should probably like to comment on the mention of new homes being built on rooftops and maybe the possible use of the Ashburton Youth Club for new homes. Anyone who attended the Putney Society Hustings on 18 April 2018 might remember the grilling a Innes Gardens resident gave Councillor Steffi Sutters regarding a possible lack of communication with residents regarding adding rooftop homes.

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Borough Residents’ Forum – Report of meeting on 7th June 2018 (Paper No. 18-160)

The previous BRF held was on 11 January 2018 meaning that there was a gap of circa five months, which would lead one to think there would have been a lot in the way of Matters Arising to be discussed. Reading this version of the paper it is very light on the amount of discussion that was held. Some examples which were not referred to in the paper are;

  • KHRA stated that the video of the show flat did not reflect the quality of the works when you see it in person.
  • KHRA asking Ian Stewart, Assistant Director of Housing Management, whether he stood by the 2016 Fire Risk Assessments and the vague response.
  • There is no mention of comments made by the SCGWRP RA.
  • There is no mention of the lack of timely communication about the installation of fibre optics in Greatham Walk, the communication being after the event.
  • There was no mention that with regards to the following Key Achievements in 2017/18 comment of “Extra fire safety measures are now being taken, including inspection of fire safety of individual flats in blocks of 10 storeys and over” that the KHRA expressed a view that two working days was insufficient notice to ask people to take time off work to attend to this.
  • KHRA wanted the following qualified – In the BRF Minutes of 11th January (Paper 18-11) it states “The Director also advised of a lender now declining mortgage applications for properties not fitted with sprinklers which may raise further concerns for the Council’s leaseholders”. No one was challenging whether the comment was true or not, it was the context of what was said that could be viewed as misleading without the appropriate background. Therefore, as a minimum, in the Minutes it should be noted that Leeds Building Society, the institution referred to, is the 16th largest lender with less than 1% market share. Without this readers might start to panic that the properties are not mortgageable due to not having water sprinklers and this would be an over statement based on 1% of market share. Councillor Paul White supported the KHRA request. The data for Leeds Building Society is below;

Source: https://www.cml.org.uk/ documents/largest-mortgage- lenders-2016/2largest- mortgage-lenders-2016.xlsx

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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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