Community walkabouts

Community walkabouts build stronger communities where residents can lead on or identify issues that may be cause for concern and so help improve their estates. This will include encouraging and supporting residents to identify areas, including:

  • minor estate improvements 
  • ASB or crime-related issues
  • highways concerns including abandoned vehicles
  • flytipping
  • parking.

We want you to take pride in your area and to work with your Housing Manager and other residents within the community, to make the area a safe and well maintained place to live. The walkabout will help us to:

  • target areas of concerns
  • inform you of our role and how we work with partner agencies to resolve issues of concern and achieve mutual objectives
  • promote ways for you to become involved in your local area and decision making
  • identify improvement for the external environment including opportunities to reduce anti-social behaviour (ASB)
  • provide active engagement for you
  • develop plans for your community
  • work in partnership with other services in the borough.

 Upcoming Community walkabouts

If you would like more information or let us know you are coming to a walkabout you can contact your Housing Manager or call us on 020 8915 2000.

Community walkabouts – schedule

Location Date and Time Meeting point Housing Manager
Clensham Court, Sutton Common Road Wednesday 24 April, 2pm - 4pm Car park at rear of Clensham Court Verity Manjang
Denmark Gardens Thursday 20 June, 10am - 12pm   Taj Jules
Waleton Acres Monday 24 June, 10am to 12pm Car Park Area o/s 35 Carew Road & Bungalows Paula Punter
Ludlow Lodge Thursday 4 July, 10am to 12pm Ludlow Lodge main car park Margaret Baria
One half of Clockhouse - Hillcrest Parade, The Mount, Grove Lane, Fryston Avenue, Lynwood Avenue Wednesday 10 July, 3pm - 5pm Outside Information Hub 13 Hillcrest Parade Margaret Baria
Yarbridge Close, Porchfield Close, Rookley Close, Westover Close, Nettlecombe Close, Dunsbury Close, Hulveston Close, Chale Walk, Brighton Road (Shanklin) Friday 26 July, 2pm - 4pm Outside the shop in Rookley Close Rob Spry
Chaucer Garden/Chaucer House & Milton House Monday 12 August, 2pm - 4pm   Emmanuel Olukotun
Clevedon, Hazelwood, Denewood, Stancliffe, Woodville, Newyln, Chesterton, Glenrose, Homedale, 87 Benhill road Thursday 12 September, 2pm - 4pm   Hilda Wood
Seven Acres & Marfleet Close Friday 20 September, 10am - 12pm In front of the community hub Daniel Roswell
Sutton Court & Beacuclere House Monday 23 September, 2pm - 4pm Front of grassed area at entrance of estate. Opposite Subsea7 buildin Emmanuel Olukotun
Farnham Court Tuesday 24 September, 2pm - 4pm Rear car park at Farnham Court Verity Manjang
Second half of Clockhouse - Whitethorn Avenue, Beechwood Avenue Longlands Avenue Wednesday 2 October, 3pm - 5pm   Margaret Baria
Albury Court, Ripley Gardens, Milford Grove, Compton Court Wednesday 16 October, 10am - 12pm Grassed Area in front of Albury Court Jason Simpson
Killick House, Gibson House, Balaam House, Dennis House, Crown Road (Collingwood Estate) Thursday 17 October, 2pm - 4pm Balaam House Residents Action Group Sally-Ann Yeats
Roche Walk / Rewley Road Tuesday 29 October, 10am - 12pm Green outside block 9 - 31 Rewley Road Verity Manjang
Radcliffe Gardens Wednesday 26 February 2025, 10am - 12pm Near first block as you drive into Radcliffe Gardens Verity Manjang
Mill Green / Seymour Road/ Wolseley Road Monday 3 March 2025, 10am - 1pm Car Park next to Seymour Road Verity Cook
Titchfield Road and Titchfield Walk Thursday 6 March 2025, 10am - 12pm Outside corner of Tweeddale Road and Titchfield Road Charlotte Cummings
Cheshire & Goodson House Thursday 20 March 2025, 10am - 12pm   Helen Onanuga
Rosehill Court Friday 28 March 2024, 10am - 12pm Rosehill Car Park Khai Nahar

When do they happen

Walkabouts occur once a year and include all large block properties managed by SHP and some street properties with known issues or concerns. Housing Managers will prepare the community walkabout eight weeks prior to it taking place. They will oversee invites and communicate the purpose of the community walkabout with colleagues and partners who may be invited or required to attend.

Who can attend 

Where there are emerging issues that may have been raised with the Senior Leadership Team, a representative at a more senior level will be invited to attend. The walkabouts will be tailored to address emerging concerns within a particular area, for example, the London Fire Brigade and officers from the Risk and Compliance Team at SHP would be invited to attend where fire safety concerns have been raised by residents. 

Front-facing staff who actively work on the estate will attend and these will include:

  • Housing Manager
  • Caretaker
  • Ground maintenance
  • Area Housing Manager
  • Communal Surveyor 

We will also extend an invitation to the following (where appropriate):

  • all SHP colleagues (to encourage and promote personal development)
  • board members
  • Sutton Leaseholders Association
  • Sutton Council representatives
  • councillors

What happens after a community walkabout

Housing Managers will develop an action plan and agree timescales with relevant colleagues or partners. 

All actions will be reviewed quarterly to ensure that all commitments have been met and if matters have not been progressed, these will be passed to the Area Housing Manager to take further.

If you would like more information or to let us know you are coming to a walkabout you can contact your Housing Manager or call us on 020 8915 2000.