Category: Leasehoilder Issues

Heating Riser Pipe Replacement Update

Earlier this year, LBS proposed that it was necessary to replace all of the heating riser pipework to the six tower blocks which would have been a capital project estimated at £2.2m, roughly equating to £7k per property. We expressed our concerns that this proposed upgrade was based on a flawed feasibility study (view here), […]

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Veolia – Response from Mike Greenhalf

Please see the response from Mike Greenhalf, (Waste Contract & Strategy Manager) for LBS here.

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Tower Block Riser & DHN Plantroom Pump Replacements – Feasibility Report

We have just been given a copy of the feasibility report for the replacement of the heating pipework. This work is potentially going to cost every leaseholder £6,829.74 This report makes very worrying reading. LBS are proposing to spend £2.2 million replacing heating riser pipework on the basis of a non-intrusive visual inspection. Despite the […]

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Southwark housing chief quits!

Southwark cabinet minister for housing Leo Pollak has quit after it emerged he had not been transparent about a Twitter account that he managed, which slammed community groups. He has apologised to leader Cllr Kieron Williams for “a serious error of judgement that doesn’t meet the standards of openness and accountability that you would expect […]

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Brandon Estate discussed at the Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Issues on the Brandon Estate were one of the topics being considered by the Overview & Scrutiny committee (OSC) on 2nd June 2020. Tom Lloyd (TRA chair) and five other residents joined the (video) meeting to make representations to the OSC, which included Cllr Evelyn Akoto, and ward counsellors Alice McDonald and James Coldwell. The […]

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Proposed closure of doctors surgery on Maddock Way

Local ward counsellors held a public meeting on Saturday 21st December to discuss the proposed closure of doctors surgery on Maddock Way. The meeting was addressed by local MP Neil Coyle and Southwark councillors, who are lobbying to keep the surgery open, and Dr Jonty Heaversedge, the Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group’s representative. Full details are […]

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Fire Safety on Brandon Estate

Brandon Estate Fire Safety Meeting This will be an online meeting will be held on Tuesday 7th July at 19.00 – 7.00 pm. Fast Login to Meeting Here

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Resident Involvement Review Recommendations

Decision Maker: Cabinet Decision status: For Determination Is Key decision?: Yes Is subject to call in?: Yes Purpose: To note the recommendations on resident involvement and agree further consultation Decisions: RESOLVED: 1. That the recommendations of the Resident Involvement Co-design Panel and subsequent consultation feedback in relation to the council’s housing engagement and involvement framework […]

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Community Fibre Broadband

Community Fibre is currently rolling out within the whole of Southwark as well as a number of other London Borough’s, the plan includes attempting to provide a connection to the Community Fibre network to 30,000 premises in Southwark by the close of 2018. The rollout includes civil works, both on the Public Highway and within […]

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