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Alexandra Gardens - new homes consultation

Sutton Housing Partnership has been working closely with our partners at the London Borough of Sutton and Sutton Living, consulting with residents of Alexandra Gardens about plans to build new homes on the site.

An initial meeting was held in October last year, and an estate walkabout hosted by Sutton Housing Partnership in May 2018, where residents of Alexandra Gardens joined us to tell us about what improvements could be made to the estate if funding were to be made available as part of the proposed development.

The most recent consultation meeting took place in July 2018, at which Sutton Living met with residents to share some revised plans and an updated design proposal.

All meetings have been well attended, however, we appreciate not everyone was able to join. At the most recent meeting Sutton Living presented some revised proposals, showing how the initial plans have been revised after they listened to earlier feedback.

We have attached the revised proposals and information from the consultation evening, and would welcome your feedback.

To review the proposals and for more information on the site development consultation from Sutton Living, click here: Sutton Living Resident Consultation Story Board.pdf 25MB

During various consultations meetings we have identified a number of residents who would like to establish a new residents' group/association for Alexandra Gardens. We think this will be an excellent opportunity for residents to become involved with the progress of the consultation so you can have your say about the proposals and other estate matters.

If you have any feedback you would like to share about the new homes consultation, or if you are interested in joining a residents group please contact Sarah Holland-Baker, Housing Manager on 0208 915 2000 or by email at customercare@suttonhousingpartnership.org.uk.

 

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SHP New Deal Roadshow highlights

On Saturday 21st July residents joined us for a day of fun, free family activities at Sutton Court for the first of our SHP New Deal Roadshows.

The SHP New Deal is our commitment to deliver high quality landlord services and homes in your neighbourhood, while you do your part to look after your home, be a good neighbour and work with us to build thriving communities.

The roadshows are an opportunity for you to find out how we are transforming Sutton Housing Partnership, and meet some of our partners working on health, well-being, employment, education and more around Sutton.

We were joined by partners including the police, local employment agencies offering apprenticeship and employment opportunities, as well as the Royal Mardsen Community services providing information and resources on how to improve and maintain your health and well-being.

Young volunteers from the Challenge NCS were also there on the day, speaking to residents about how they can use their voluntary time to improve the estate. Ideas included installing extra benches and painting walls with anti-climb paint.

To find out more about upcoming events in your area, visit our community events calendar here. Check out some pictures of the day below!

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Partners speaking to attendees Person receiving hand massage Demo of fitness activities

Attendees enjoying barbecue

Children playing basketball

Man reading Pilates book

SHP care taker barbecuing sausages SHP New Deal Roadshow at Sutton Court Boy and family speaking to firemen

Community Safety Day for Older People - 2nd August

 

Would you or a loved like more info about services keeping older or vulnerable people safe in Sutton? 

A free Community Safety Day for Older People is taking place in the Community Space Area at Sutton Central Library on Thursday 2nd August from 10am to 1pm.

The day will provide elderly and vulnerable people across the borough with information about the services and activities available to them and to help keep them safe.

The event is organised by the Safer Sutton Partnership Service and Sutton Neighbourhood Watch Association - supported by Sutton Council’s Libraries, Heritage and Arts Service. Around 30 other organisations, including Sutton Housing Partnership SHP and our Sutton Connect service will be attending the event, which last year saw upwards of 1,000 visitors.

The event is free to attend and will include a chance to meet with members of the police, fire brigade, SHP and other key partners. We hope to see you there!

Resident drop-in session and further update following fire at Chaucer House

There has been a continuous presence on site by SHP staff since the fire, and this will remain in place for the rest of the week as things return to normal.

Our staff have been working closely with the fire brigade and our team of electricians and fire safety experts to assess the damage to each property, and take every step necessary to get residents back home safely.

We’re supporting everyone who experienced the upheaval of not being able to return home as a result of the fire, and will continue to support everyone living in Chaucer House with day to day help and reassurance.

Emmanuel Olukotun, Housing Manager for Chaucer House and the surrounding area, will be based at Milton House from 9am to 5pm until Friday to receive any enquiries from residents. The building's regular caretaking team will be available from 6am to 4pm, with additional caretaking cover from 4pm to 10pm and fire safety patrols from 10pm to 6am continuing throughout the week.

We will be running a drop-in session for residents from 5pm on Wednesday 25th July at Milton House. You are invited to attend the drop-in and speak to us about Friday’s events, fire safety or any other concerns you may have.

This will be followed by a meeting of the Chaucer Residents' Association at 7pm, also at Milton House. This will be attended by residents’ association representatives and SHP.

If you have any concerns, please speak to a member of SHP staff or call us on 0208 915 2000. You can also contact our out of hours service on 020 8770 5000.

Statement following fire at Chaucer House

Update: read a further statement from Cllr Jayne McCoy, Deputy Leader and Chair of the Housing, Economy and Business Committee, London Borough of Sutton.

We can confirm that there was a fire at Chaucer House earlier today (Friday 20 July). 

The fire did not spread and was not related to the cladding of the building. No injuries have been reported, though two adults were treated for smoke inhalation. 

The building’s communal fire alarm worked as it is designed to - which is to alert the fire brigade and not to sound in all flats. The sprinkler in the flat was triggered and worked effectively. The fire was fully extinguished by 11.30am.

Steve Tucker, Managing Director of Sutton Housing Partnership, said: "We're enormously grateful to the fire brigade and the emergency services for their response to the fire at Chaucer House. 

"Thankfully, the fire was contained and no one was injured. Our main concern now is making sure residents continue to get the support they need. 

"We are hopeful that everyone at Chaucer will be able to return to their homes later today, but we are working with our partners to ensure temporary accommodation is available should anyone need it. 

"Our staff will stay at Chaucer this afternoon and this evening as we work with LBS and the fire brigade to provide information and reassurance to anyone affected. Residents affected by the fire can come to Milton House, where tea, coffee, food, milk and nappies are available and staff are on hand to provide support."

The Leader of Sutton Council, Cllr Ruth Dombey, said: "Thankfully there were no injuries and the fire was contained to one flat and did not spread. The sprinkler system worked very effectively to contain the fire. 

"Our huge thanks to the fire brigade and emergency services for their rapid response.

"A meeting was held earlier this afternoon with representatives of London Fire Bridge and Sutton Housing Partnership in order to reassure residents and provide support. 

"We are hoping that everyone will be back into their properties later, but are preparing temporary accommodation and general assistance for a small number of residents. 

"Fire investigators are working to establish the cause of the blaze but it was not related in any way to the cladding system."

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