NEWS IN AND AROUND K & C
SUN SHINES ON BLANTYRE OFFICE OPENING We opened a new offi ce as part of our plans to improve accessibility and customer service to residents. Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Councillor Julie Mills, offi cially opened the new Blantyre Offi ce on 20 March 2012. The opening event was attended by local
IN AND AROUND K & C
THE SUN HAS GOT HIS HAT ON Friends at Tavistock Road enjoyed a fun afternoon in their small, but excellent, garden. Residents enjoyed roast pork and crackling, trifl e and irish coff ees to end. Thanks to Tony Annis for the great photo!
residents, Board members, partner organisations and representatives from the Council. The offi ce provides modern facilities for residents and staff , including private interview rooms, a meeting room, and reception facilities for residents to get advice, book appointments and make enquiries. We see about 10,000 visitors at our receptions each year.
SENIOR CITIZENS PARTY The Copthorne Tara Hotel played host to the KCTMO Senior Citizens’ Annual party on 26 January. More than 200 residents enjoyed a three course meal and entertainment by Pearl Queen singing cockney classics and house band Serenade, who played and sang songs that kept residents dancing until it was time to go. Fulham Road Resident
Pamela Conelly wrote to us to say: “I would like to thank
you all for such a lovely lunch and very enjoyable afternoon at the senior citizens party. It was a very well organised event, and a joy to see so many people
did for me yesterday was priceless. I thought I’d come home from work having to clean up everything. I cannot thank you enough for tidying up the mess in my house yesterday.” Thank you!
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attending. I am sure it was enjoyed by all.” Thank you to Dyno-Rod
and Tudor Glass which sponsored vouchers as prizes for this event.
COMPLIMENTS We received a special compliment from one of our residents in February 2012 who’d suff ered a leak in her property. The caretaker at Trellick Tower Clinton Hegarty certainly made a diff erence in her day by clearing up a fl ooded property following a leak. Jenny, the resident, wrote to us and said: “You have made me believe that there are still people out there with a good heart. What you
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HILDA SPREADS CHEER AT CREMORNE’S 60TH Hilda Keane is a resident of 36 years at Cremorne Estate, but this year she’s been busy spreading cheer by honouring residents who’ve been there since
GARDENS COMPETITION 2012 It’s that time of year again! We’re on the lookout for garden-loving residents to take part in the annual Gardens Competition. The competition has been running 32 years and this year we’ve got trophies and garden centre prizes across fi ve categories: Gardens, Balconies / Window Boxes, Patios, Estates, Kitchen garden. Contact Landscape Surveyor John Gaff ney to express your interest in taking part this year: 020 8964 6075 jgaff ney@ kctmo.org.uk
Cremorne was built 60 years ago. The 84-year-old secured donations from surrounding businesses including fl owers, wine and chocolates and delivered the gifts to nine residents who’ve been there since the beginning. Very neighbourly!
REPAIRS WORKSHOPS We were pleased that 12 residents came along to our Basic Repairs workshop on 6 March 2012. Residents were able to ‘have a go’ at each of the demonstrations given, including replacing tap washers, unblocking sinks; taking out u-bends and cleaning them; replacing missing tiles, fi lling in cracks; wall-papering and painting. Thanks to Morrison for working with us to run these events.
Our mission To deliver excellent housing services through resident led management
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