Orchard Planting in Mayow Park

Hilly Fields Orchard - June 2011Alona has written to tell us of a new orchard being planted in Mayow Park at the end of January. Many of you will recall that we planted our orchard in Hilly Fields around the same time last year and had a fantastic turn out. This orchard will be the ...

City Hall’s review of London leasehold charges

Last year the Greater London Authority announced a review of London's leasehold service charges (including major works). More information is available at http://www.london.gov.uk/who-runs-london/the-london-assembly/assembly_investigation/service-charges. We have now been invited to a public consultation discussion on 23 January 2012 at 2pm in Committee Room 5 at City Hall.Six key stakeholders will attend the meeting to discuss and answer questions on ...

It’s time to wassail again!

Wassailing on Hilly Fields - January 2010It's time to wassail (wish good health to) our fruit trees on Hilly Fields  for 2012, so with this in mind, we are meeting at the orchard site next to the Stone Circle on Sunday 5 February from 4.00 to 5.00pm (earlier this year to make it more child-friendly).  ...

Brockley Residents’ Board – another meeting

As if it was not long enough since Regenter B3 called another meeting at the drop of a hat, there appeares to be another meeting of the Brockley Residents' Board on Thursday 19 January at the St Andrews Centre (bottom of Wickham Road).The Board is coordinated by Regenter B3 and chaired by a tenant, and ...

Service charges – Residents Board meeting 12 January

We have spotted posters in the communal areas saying that Regenter B3 has called a meeting of its ‘Residents’ Board’ this Thursday 12 January at 19.00 at the St Andrews Centre, bottom of Wickham Road.The posters say that one of the items for discussion is the plans for next years’ service charges increase (2012/12). There ...

Mayor of Lewisham refuses to meet Brockley Leaseholders

In November, the BLA wrote to the Mayor of Lewisham, Sir Steve Bullock, seeking an apology for the way that leaseholders were treated during the Major Works renovation, given the conclusions of last year’s Leasehold Valuation Tribunal. We asked for a meeting so we could also discuss how Lewisham plans to manage its runaway PFI ...

How to raise a complaint

Some of you have asked how to make a complaint to Regenter B3 – whether this be on a day to day basis or something more substantial. One lesson many of us have learned is that making representations in person at the housing office or on the phone is not necessarily effective. Too often are ...

Report from the Annual General Meeting

Many thanks to all those who made it to the AGM on 1 December, despite the rain. We had a discussion with Tapiwa Jiya from Pinnacle about the increases in service charges last year, and the further plans that are afoot for next year. It was outlined to us that Lewisham Council and its PFI ...

‘appy New Year!

So as we enter the new year we have plenty to discuss and do for the forthcoming year. The first event coming up is our next meeting which will be on Thursday 19th January. Please note the venue is Mr Lawrence Wine Bar in Crofton Park. Meeting starts prompt at 7:30pm. This is a change ...