Saturday, 23 August 2008

Estate Walk

Yesterday, Tenant Representatives from Polden and Holroyd met with David Wan from Estate Management and did an estate walk over both blocks, viewing some serious health and safety issues and outstanding issues, yet to be resolved, some have been ongoing for a number of years.
David Wan was positive about change, and promises the Windmill Hill Tenants, some things will start to be resolved straight away.
If any Tenant wishes to raise issues about the communal areas of the blocks or about the grounds, these concerns can be passed through CABOT, so knock on the meeting room door or push a letter through, if you can't make a Tenants meeting.
We meet every week on Monday afternoon at 2pm (not bank holidays) and have a meeting in the evening (alternating between both blocks at 6:30 pm on Thursday's. All the issues raised at Holroyd have been passed on to Estate Management. There will be a follow up article in the newsletter, due to be published in the next week or so.
David is also supporting us in our bid to have the little fenced off area between Polden and the pub turned into a family garden.

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Support retention of caretakers

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Secure tower blocks

When you read news stories like this you wonder if more money should be found for security in local authority residential tower blocks. The entire BBC article follows;
Teenager in death fall from flats

A 16-year-old boy who fell to his death from a block of flats in east London may have been chased, police have said.

Detectives said they were investigating whether the teenager had been pursued before falling from the building in Paragon Road, Hackney, on Wednesday.

The teenager, who has not been named, died at the scene.

The victim's next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem examination is due to be held later. No arrests have been made.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "At this early stage, we believe he had fallen from a block of flats.

"One line of inquiry officers are investigating is that the boy may have been chased prior to the fall."

Emergency services were called to the scene where they found the victim shortly after 1600 BST.

The spokesman said: "We believe we know the identity of the deceased, but await formal identification and confirmation that all next of kin have been informed."

Story from BBC NEWS:

Published: 2008/08/21 09:45:16 GMT


Polden has had it's door entry system smashed repeatedly over the last few days.... Shall we wait until we have a tragedy, before something is done to protect tenants?
A tenant mentioned this morning, bricks were being thrown from a window at the weekend.

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Tenant meeting Holroyd House 21st August

This Thursday (Aug 21st) there is a tenants meeting being held at Holroyd House Community Room for the Tenants of Holroyd and Polden at 6:30pm. All are welcome to attend.

Monday, 11 August 2008

Tenants Meeting Thursday 6:30pm

On Thursday 6:30pm we are having a meeting with officers and councillors in attendance,
in the meeting room at Polden, Lower Ground Floor.
Tenants from Polden and Holroyd all welcome to attend.
The agenda will include an overview of committee roles, the family green space funding project, repairs and health and safety and any other business.

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Police Clinic in Polden

Police Clinic at Polden House Friday 8th August at 2pm in Meeting Room, Lower Ground Floor. All welcome, please come along.
Ring flat 1 on entry panel at front of Polden for entry if you are not a Tenant.
Hope to see a good crowd!

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

A message from the Neighbourhood Policing Team about throwing items from windows

In the early hours of Saturday 26th July 2008 police were called to Holroyd House. A number of reports were made to police of a disturbance from an address within the block and of items being thrown from one of the flats. A male was subsequently arrested by police on suspicion of causing criminal damage to a vehicle as a result of items being thrown from his address. He was detained and interviewed at Broadbury Road police station. The Neighbourhood Policing Team are now working with BCC housing to take action against the tenant of this property. If you witnessed this incident, have any information or if you can provide further evidence of Anti Social Behaviour in Holroyd House then please contact me or Lisa Taylor at your local BCC Housing office.

Sue Coates

Neighbourhood Policing Team

0845 4567000