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Residents’ Steering Group update

It’s amazing to walk along Wornington Road and see the space where Edward Kennedy and 73-96 Pepler Houses used to be. Erith have done a very good job on this demolition, even finishing ahead of schedule. Having spoken about Phase 2 for a long time, it’s nice to be able to see progress with our own eyes.

The next stage is building Bond Mansions, and we’re very happy to welcome United Living to the estate as the new construction contractor. We were very impressed with them during the procurement process. They gave good answers in both their written and face-to-face questions. We believe they will be a positive presence in the neighbourhood. We look forward to working with their Resident Liaison Officer and the rest of the team.

In terms of our recent work, we’re happy to welcome three new members to the committee. They will bring experience, dedication and enthusiasm to their roles – and help us continue to oversee the regeneration programme so it benefits all residents. We had a great turn-out of residents at February’s public meeting. Tim Porter, Regeneration Manager, introduced himself, went through the regeneration programme and answered residents’ questions. If you would like to suggest a topic at future meetings, let us know at worningtongreen@newmanfrancis.org

A key area for all residents is estate maintenance. We’re very pleased with the work Catalyst did on cleaning Wornington Green and greening its gardens in March. The challenge for us is to hold Catalyst to maintain these high standards across the whole estate. Got comments or ideas about keeping our estate looking nice? Let us know at worningtongreen@newmanfrancis.org and we can work together.

After all, we’re your RSG – What do you want us to do for you? What’s important to you? We’re here to listen, and work with you and for you to make this neighbourhood a place we’re all proud to live in.

Coming up over the next few months:

  • Working with Catalyst to appoint the architect for Phase 3. If you’re interested in being involved in this, let us know.
  • The contract of Newman Francis, our current Independent Tenants Advisor, is due to end in September this year.

We will be working with Catalyst to retender the service in the summer. The service will be retendered for a further three years.

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