Chest hospital new plans drop in.

New plans discussion meeting on Tuesday, 12th. December 2017 @ 19:00 hours.

Chris Keys has submitted the following invite to residents via Change org.

The developers have now submitted a new set of plans for the chest hospital. initial reports indicate that the developers have ignored the main concern of local residents (the height of the new buildings) and have actually increased the height of the tallest tower at the Bonner Bridge end of the site.

Due to concerns about the accessability of the first set of plans and about the biased PR events the developers have staged we will be holding a drop in session at the glasshouse This Tuesday the 12th from 19:00 – 21:00. Where the submitted plans will be available to view.

Council Officers Gareth Gwynne and Simon Westmorland have agreed to attend in order to answer questions that you may have in relation to the proposals. They will not be there to present the proposals but rather they would be on hand to answer queries you may have in understanding the application documents.

It is also important to bear in mind that they will not be able to answer questions about the Council’s opinion/recommendation for the application given that it would not be proper for them to do so prior to the close of the consultation period. The purpose of their attendance would be to answer queries in relation to the specifics of the proposals, eg number/type of units, height of buildings etc.  Please also be aware that this would not be the forum to formally present any objections you may have, this should be done through written representations to the Council as is the usual process.

We encourage anyone with an interest in this matter to come and see the plans for yourselves rather than relying on the biased accounts presented elsewhere by the developers.

Tuesday December 12th, 19:00

The Glasshouse community centre 161 Old Ford Road, London E2 9QB

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Parkview Estate Spring Festival

Venue: The Glasshouse Community Centre

Date and Time: Saturday 6th May 2017 10:30 – 16:30

Free tea and coffee and healthy snacks for children.

BRIGHTEN UP YOUR BALCONY

with free Geranium flowering plants and a balcony planting demonstration.

This event is organised and funded by the Parkview Residents Association.

Committee meeting 8.3.17

Residents are cordially invited to attend a committee meeting of the Parkview Residents Association.

Venue: The Glasshouse; Time: 19:00; Date: 08.March 2017.

The Agenda consists of the following points:

  1. Election of officers
  2. Report from the visit of Ann Sutcliffe LBTH Head of Asset Management on the future of the Glasshouse
  3. Report from the hall sub-committee
  4. Brighten your Balcony scheme
  5. Spring Party plan
  6. Regents Canal Moorings up-date
  7. A.O.B.

Residents who wish to table any items of concern prior to the meeting please contact the Secretary.

 

A Tale of big cities

Yesterdays AGM of the Parkview Tenants and Residents Association, discussed the big new proposed changes affecting our area like the planned new dwellings on the site of the former London Chest Hospital and other plans wanting to change the canal bank from Parkview estate onto Regents canal, making it into a permanent mooring site for large houseboats for rent.
Both plans attracted various petitions against, though I have not been asked to sign any.

The agenda included the minutes of last year’s AGM, please follow link.
Furthermore the meeting gave me the chance to finally meet the new panel that established since Jackie Miller resigned from her post as Glasshouse administrator.
Allyson Matthews, the Tower Hamlets Homes, engagement officer, let us know that THH lets community centers to functioning TRAs for a token rent of £1 per year. The Centre needs many modernizations, though meets basic Health & Safety standards. It awaits to be discussed how much any party wants to invest into building maintenance of the Centre.
THH also pays yearly grants to TRAs at a rate of £100 + 50 pence per resident. As the Centre is likely to be used by more than just Parkview residents this should become a tidy sum!

Most needed is the ability to hold children’s’ birthday parties on Saturday afternoon without the use of amplified music.
There was mention that ASB reporting has changed and general advice given was to ring 101 who will channel the call or advice to ring 999 if needed.
That is all I had time for and I’ll have to wait for the minutes for further information.
Just one more addition the Parkview gardening group plans to give plants to residents to occupy their window boxes with.