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The case of the missing cattle trough

You may have seen the below article regarding the ‘Drinking Fountain & Cattle Trough’ located on Norstead Place.

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Source: Roehampton Voice, Issue 26, September 2016, page 3

This same trough featured within the July Putney Society monthly Bulletin as featured below;

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Source: The Bulletin, The Putney Society, July 2016, page 2

It seems that not long after the article was published in the Roehampton Voice this trough has disappeared from Norstead Place, as the below picture highlights. Sadly, another local feature which has been removed from the local area.

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If you know anything about it, then please do let us know.

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

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Inside St Mary’s convent

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Thanks to the Editor of the Roehampton Voice and Vote Roehampton for making us aware of this event at St Mary’s convent in Roehampton.

Thanks as well goes to the Sisters of St Mary’s for allowing this opportunity and to SpareTyre for promoting this.

It was well worth the visit.

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.

Roehampton Voice Issue 21

Well, the regeneration is definitely a hot topic at the moment, and the latest edition of the Roehampton Voice has a few entries about it. Let’s take a a quick run through…

A Cautionary Tale – page 4

A interesting example of what could happen in terms of the feared “rat run” that could be caused by opening the Danebury Avenue, or maybe even Highcliffe Drive, barriers.

Roehampton Social Audit- 5 Years On – page 6

This article refers to the Social Audit which was done back in 2010 and focuses heavily on the dwindling of community services that will continue as part of the regeneration. Let’s be clear about this, it is a concern especially as it has taken so long for this topic to rear its head? What have our community leaders been doing about protecting this?

At the Roehampton Partnership, this has been mentioned though not much more than that even as far back as the December 3rd meeting. Have a read of the Minutes to see the concern expressed by Hollis Blake.

The report is worth a read for others aspects which are relevant.

Links of interest (click the sentence below for the article)

> Roehampton Partnership minutes 3rd December 2014

> Roehampton Social Audit 2010

Interestingly, this Audit was commissioned by the Holy Trinity Church and the Roehampton Forum, both of whom have roles on the Roehampton Partnership……..

Regeneration News and Views – page 7

There are four articles on this page.

  1. ARW commenting on its meeting of 29th May
  2. A message from one of the Voice’s editing team on the regeneration
  3. An oral historian gawking for thoughts from locals
  4. A high level timeline of the regeneration

More Regeneration News – page 8

Reverend McKinney provides his 10 reasons for why the regeneration is required. This is taken from his letter published in the Wandsworth Guardian letter section dated 23 April 2015.

What is interesting is that some of these comments contradict the findings of the Social Audit which was referred to earlier, for instance, point 9, states “Environmental improvements will ensure that the Bull Green will become a real recreational facility, rather than a deserted field with a few tracks across it”. The report of 2010, page 20,  says leave it alone with 74.8% agreeing to “Green Surroundings- including : open spaces; Trees; landscaping of estate” and the Labour Party report, question 7, which states “Q7. How concerned are you about retaining the green space and trees?” has a 65.1% result which is “Entirely concerned”.

Do not forget that the Reverend was the Chair of the Forum (a commissioner of the Social Audit report) at this time. Makes you think, “why bother responding when it doesn’t appear to count”.

Also, point 1 states “lt is not social cleansing because all freeholders, council tenants and resident I leaseholders, affected will be guaranteed new properties and no financial loss”. Well, at the Alton Regeneration Watch meeting of 2nd June, a couple of leaseholders (one directly impacted by the regeneration) called attention to this comment. Perhaps, the Reverend would like to provide some background as to how this will work, along with expected service charges and Council Taxes?

Information of interest

> Roehampton Social Audit 2010

> Labour survey results 2008 “What Roehampton Wants” : this is where the Question 7 comes from

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

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

Roehampton Voice Issue 19

If you haven’t seen the Winter 2014 Issue 19 edition of the Roehampton Voice it’s worth a read and we have a few thoughts regarding this issue.

Back page – ‘What’s On’.

We think it is great that this recently added feature appears though find it a shame that the Roehampton Partnership is not mentioned. We have mentioned this ‘outside body’ a few times and our Councillors have this recognised on their Council profiles, yet it is never publicised. Why?

[CLICK HERE FOR THE ARTICLE ‘ROEHAMPTON PARTNERSHIP-WHAT A FARCE……’]

The next meeting is Wednesday 3rd December at 7.30pm at the Roehampton Club, The Fountain Room, Roehampton Lane SW15 5LR. For further information please contact Ms Ozu Okere, 020 8871 6035, ookere@wandsworth.gov.uk .

Page 2 – Will Roehampton Library survive?

This is a question that we too are interested in and have asked the Council regarding this. We, the residents of Roehampton, need to be vigilant in keeping an eye on this ‘vital community asset’.

Page 3 – A Resident Writes

We too find the proposals to build on more dwellings in Bessborough Road quite shocking, especially as there has been no ‘consultation’ regarding this. There has been no ‘questionnaire’ regarding this, which was the case for the Alton West. How can such an under the radar approach be considered acceptable?

Ironically, on the same page, there is a mention of the ‘Roehampton Trust News’ and the Roehampton Trust has mentioned on a couple of occasions, one being the July 8th Roehampton Partnership, that no such ‘consultation’ was provided on this.

Page 7  – We live here – on the Alton Estate

An oral historian would like you to get in touch with him to provide your thoughts regarding the regeneration.

Page 11 – Why protect buildings, which are not worth listed status?

There are many on the estate that would disagree with this article, especially with regards to the comment ‘today hardly anyone would choose to live on the Alton Estate of they had a choice’. We are aware of people that have moved to the Alton, who did and still do have a choice.

Contact

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

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

And the Wandsworth Council team managing the ‘regeneration’

Team Roehampton – Roehampton@wandsworth.gov.uk

Our email address – roeregeneration@yahoo.com – if you would like to share your thoughts.

Roehampton regeneration – documents that may be of interest

If, like us, you’ve struggling through the mire of emails and websites to try and find out whom, and which is group, is saying what about the regeneration, then hopefully this webpage will assist you. From one resident we’ve had the following feedback “The site should become the go-to place for us to know what’s going on. It would save everybody a lot of bother if the council automatically sent you any relevant document (or link to such). That way, anything not voluntarily forwarded, we’d know they are trying to keep quiet about”.

Going forward we’ll try to update this page with information about the Roehampton Regeneration that is available from the various groups. We can’t guarantee that we will capture all information here, though we shall do what we can.

Roehampton Partnership

Feedback we’ve had a Councillor regarding the prominence of the Roehampton Partnership within the regeneration process was that “The Roehampton Partnership is the key consultative body for the Roehampton Regeneration”. When asked about the lack of information available on this key consultative body the response “You are also right in thinking that information on the Roehampton Partnership on the Wandsworth Council website is rather sparse”. Shame it’s taken a resident from the Alton Estate to highlight this………………….

CLICK THIS SENTENCE TO READ TO ACCESS ROEHAMPTON PARTNERSHIP MINUTES, CONSTITUTION AND MEMBERSHIP LIST.

Roehampton Trust

CLICK THIS SENTENCE TO ACCESS INFORMATION ABOUT THE ROEHAMPTON TRUST

Roehampton Forum

Remaining 2014 meetings:

  • Friday 11 July 10:30 am to 12:30 – this will have “a presentation of the latest stage in the borough council’s production of a Master Plan for the future of the Alton Estate”.Meeting held at the Kairos Centre, Mount Angelos Road, off Danebury Avenue, Roehampton SW15 4JA. (Shame it’s during the day as there’s a few people that would have to take time off work to see this presentation………………….)
  • Thursday 25 September 5:30pm to 8pm
  • Friday 7 November 10.30am to 12.30

Information regarding the Roehampton Forum’s views on the Roehampton Regeneration are as follows;

  • 7th March 2014 – draft Minutes of the Meeting (We’ve asked the Secretary for the final version)
  • 15th May 2014 – we’ve asked the Secretary for the draft Minutes.
  • 29th May 2014 – Special Forum about Roehampton University’s plans – we’ve asked whether there will be Minutes issued.
  • 4th April 2014 – Forum’s letter to the Council regarding the Preferred Options

The Putney Society

This group seems to be the only one which is asking any probing questions about the Roehampton Regeneration. Have a look and see what you think….

The Roehampton Voice

Shame this is not published online, so we’ve taken upon ourselves to put it online starting with April (because that’s when we started to scan them!).

CLICK THIS SENTENCE TO READ ABOUT ROEHAMPTON VOICE CONTENT ON THE REGENERATION AND TEAM ROEHAMPTON’S INPUT.

Labour Party

Let’s see what the Labour Party have had to say about the regeneration. It’s been commented that this regeneration process is a ‘farce’ but what is being done about it?

CLICK THIS SENTENCE TO READ ABOUT LABOUR PARTY CONTENT ON THE REGENERATION.

Conservatives

Let’s see what the Conservatives have had to say about the regeneration. Not a lot, we’ve seen just the one example.

  • May 2014 – just before the elections is the first time the Regeneration is mentioned as a resident concern, with Danebury Avenue being highlighted)

UKIP

What did UKIP say prior during the 2014 Council campaign.

  • May 2014 – ‘against over development of Roehampton.

Local Council Election results

CLICK THIS SENTENCE TO SEE THE RESULTS OF THE 2002, 2006, 2010 AND 2014 LOCAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS

Council

There are various Council documents. They will be added in due course.

What to do if you have any thoughts about the Consultation.

Email your Roehampton and Putney Heath Councillors;

Peter Carpenter – pcarpenter@wandsworth.gov.uk

Jeremy Ambache – JAmbache@wandsworth.gov.uk

Sue McKinney – SMcKinney@wandsworth.gov.uk

Please do copy us in at roeregeneration@yahoo.com as we’d love to see how this ‘consultation’ progresses and what concerns the residents of the estate. Or email us separately. We are going to share some of the feedback we’ve had soon.