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Clapham Area Housing Forum: Thurs 15 September 7pm

Come along to the Clapham Area Housing Forum

Thursday 15 September 7-9pm
at Clapham Methodist Church Hall

to meet, talk and plan with Lambeth Officers, TRAs and Residents
all things to do with your Lambeth housing needs.

The Clapham Area Housing Forum represents 1336 properties – are you one of them?
If so we need your voice.

Whether you represent your street property or estate in an official capacity
(e.g. TRA representative) or a resident who is an interested party – all are welcome to come along!

The meeting is a collaborative forum between officers of Lambeth Council and residents of the area – have your chance to be part of our changing housing landscape.
So if you live on the following estates or street properties, come along – or encourage neighbours to come if you can’t make it.

Meetings are held every 3 months – though this is likely to be the last Area Housing Forum in its current format before it transitions into the new Lambeth structure of “Area Boards”. Area boards will have resident and TRA representation (e.g. 12 TRAs and 3 reps from properties where there are not TRAs) which are nominated by TRAs. If you are interested in being part of the new meetings – please come along.

Estates: Ascot Court Estate, Bowlands Road Estate, Brighton Terrace Estate, Edmundsbury Court Estate, Nelsons Row Estate, Solon Estate, William Bonney Estate.

Street Properties: Acre Lane, Ashmere Grove, Balloter Road, Bedford Road, Bythorne Street, Cato Road, Clapham Park Road 177-185 (odd), Clapham Park Road 191-205 (odd), Concanon Road, Corrance Road, Ferndale Road, Glendall Road, Hetherington Road, Kenwyn Road, Kepler Road, Nursery Road, Plato Road, Sandmere Road, Santley Street, Shannon Grove, Solon New Road, Solon Road, Tintern Street, Tremadoc Road, Trinity Gardens, Tunstall Road.

If you’re not part of this area – find out about your own local Area Housing Forum on the Lambeth Calendar of Meetings:

Here’s a poster you can print out and display to promote this event:
Screen Shot 2016-08-28 at 15.05.05Poster

Find out the core principles of how a Cooperative Council operates and what we should expect: Lambeth-behaviours-cooperative-council

draft Area Boardl terms of reference June 2016 v6 (Word Document)
Queries regarding the new engagement structure.1 (Word Document)

1 Response

  1. jharbourne

    To all colleagues involved with the Clapham Area Housing Forum

    Ref CAHF on Thursday (15th Sept)

    As you may be aware, Lambeth Council is planning to get rid of the current housing fora, and replace them with a new structure. Indeed, there are wild rumours that the CAHF on Thursday will be the last of its kind.

    I want to reassure you that this is not the case, and that the fora will continue for a little while longer (at least until the end of the year), at least according to Neil Wightman, Director of Housing at Lambeth Council – and he should know!

    However, Lambeth’s plans for change are forging ahead, and I must express some considerable concerns about their plans, and what they might mean for tenants in our area.

    You will no doubt be aware that tenants in a number of estates being ‘regenerated’ across the borough have experienced ‘consultation’ and ‘resident engagement’ and found that what the council had promised and their experience on the ground to be very different things.

    I fear that the council’s proposed changes with its removal of fora and Tenants Council will mean the loss of any independent critical space for tenants to engage with the council concerning the management of their homes.

    Tenants Council is putting together a reply to the Council’s proposals, but the timetable is tight.

    However, it just so happens that our forum meeting this Thursday will allow you to express an opinion about the proposals in time for those opinions to be incorporated into TC’s response.

    Please find attached the relevant paperwork. The plans are at rough draft stage (very rough indeed!); however, they do give a sense of the direction of travel of the councils thinking. (The papers were part of the TC pack 8th Sep, see link below for full pack).

    I would be very grateful if you are able to attend the meeting, as your opinions will help me in putting together proposals representing your views and concerns.

    Ron Hollis
    Chair; Clapham Area Housing Forum
    12 Sep 2016
    0771 265 1509

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