Decent Homes program

TV aerials. We are still awaiting further news about the erection of communal digital aerials on all blocks. There are plans in progress to install bicycle storage around the estate for those who own personal bikes. Please get in touch if you are interested in motorbike storage also.

Rosebery House, is currently under Asbestos testing and all contractors working in the block have an asbestos warning issued. A sample was taken in a flat 10 days ago and we are awaiting results. But the decent homes program for Rosebery House is still going ahead. If Asbestos should be found this will be removed by shielding off the kitchen only most likely whilst the residents can remain in their properties.
The tenanted properties in 1-42 Rosebery House on the Parkview Estate are programmed for the new financial year 2012/13 to have their kitchens and bathrooms refurbished to the Decent Homes standard.

This will incorporate new kitchen units, retiling to the walls, new flooring and redecoration to the kitchen and the renewal of the baths and wc suite including new tiling to the walls and safety flooring to the bathroom.

THH are unable to confirm the commencement date, there will however be further consultation with residents regarding the scope of the decent homes works, residents choices and the contact details of the THH staff and the Contractors delivery teams.

Boris Bikes nearly ready

The new stands for the Boris bikes in St. James Avenue are set to carry bikes and be ready for service from 8 March 2012. I know that all our local residents encourage the responsible use of the bike stands. However I would call for CCTV on the square should be experience problems, which I do not hope we will.

New bike storage solution

The latest Tower Hamlets Homes newsletter tells us that new bike sheds are on offer. Currently only residents in Shadwell can take advantage of the secure storage lockers, made from steel, that is thicker than a car roof. Currently only 8 of those sheds are on offer to residents via the Company Bike-away.

Many of our residents, especially those in Rosebery House know that I went around years ago to collect signatures for a petition to install more bike storage solutions. Yet patience is the virtue of all residents.

We all have to wait and hope that the sheds, which are on rent for £30 per year plus a refundable key deposit become available to us soon.