Author: Donna

Falcon Glade Consultation – Wednesday 7-8pm

Just a reminder that there’s a Consultation about the plans for Falcon Glade – the new space that’s being created on Falcon Road (on the left, just before the bridge) – tomorrow evening from 7 – 8pm, at the Kambala Clubroom, 126 Fawcett Close. Groundwork London will be there to present the plans, and Residents can learn about how their views have helped shaped the current plans, as well as help to decide on the Sculptures that will be placed within the space. All welcome – Refreshments provided. [mapsmarker marker=”2″] Share this:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)MoreClick to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new...

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Rubbish Update

I thought I should update everyone with what happened at our Public Meeting, regarding the Rubbish. Marc Howell, our Area Housing Manager, apologised for the situation with the Euro Bins, and admitted that this was a breakdown in Communications between different Council Departments – the Housing Department believed that they had been told by Waste Management, that there would not be an additional charge for collecting from Euro Bins, but at the last moment, they were told that there would be a charge of nearly £9,500 per year. The Council assured us that the cost of installing the Drop Kerbs would not be added to Leaseholder’s Services Charges. The Council said that the reason for the extra charge was because “rubbish that is currently removed from the Estate by the Cleaning company would be put in the Euro bins instead, and so there would be more rubbish to collect”.  According to the Council, the Cleaners are contracted to remove not only bulky rubbish such as furniture, etc., but also bags of rubbish that are put out on the wrong day, etc.   All the residents at the meeting agreed that we have never seen the cleaners remove bags of rubbish – all they do is take them to the collection points, where they stay until SERCO (The Waste company) take them on a Wednesday morning. Marc Howell said that it was not...

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Community Cookery Programme

We’re looking for people who would be interested in forming a Community Cookery Club, where local residents can get together, learn about healthy eating and cooking on a budget, and develop their cookery skills while socialising.

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Rubbish Collection

By now, Residents will have received a letter from the Council, telling them that they must use their Rubbish cupboards, and that the Council will be providing them with a new bin, to keep their rubbish in, some time soon. The Residents Association would like to make it clear that this is not the solution that we have been campaigning for. The Kambala RA are used to the Council making decisions without consulting us, despite the fact that they continually tell us that they want to encourage Resident Involvement – but the incompetence shown in this case is unbelievable. The RA have been campaigning for a solution to the Rubbish problem on the Estate for at least five years.  At various times in the past the Council has told us that: Having more than one collection per week is not possible.  (Even though there are *some* streets in the Borough which do get twice-weekly collections). It’s not possible for the rubbish contractor to collect from rubbish cupboards as well as from larger “Euro” bins. The Council will not provide Residents with bins to put rubbish in. (Even though that’s exactly what they propose to do now). The Council will erect notices at the key “fly-tipping” points on the Estate, to discourage fly-tipping.  (These have never appeared) The Rubbish cupboards would be cleaned weekly, to discourage rats, and to encourage Residents...

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Public Meeting – June 11th

The next Public Meeting of the Kambala Estate Residents Association will take place on June 11th from 7.30pm at the Kambala Clubroom, 126 Fawcett Close. Among other things, we will be discussing the Council’s decision not to install Euro bins around the Estate, and instead to provide us all with dustbins for our rubbish cupboards.  Watch this space for a full Agenda. All Residents are welcome to attend, whether you are a Council Tenant, Private Tenant, Leaseholder, or Freeholder. Share this:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)MoreClick to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new...

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