CHAUCER WARD PANEL MEETING – CANCELLED!!

Hello Chaucer Ward,

Due to the guidance about gatherings which are no longer supported by government. The MET has now given the advice to cancel our Ward events in the interest of personal and public safety regarding the coronavirus.

We will keep you updated with further information and when the next available date will be set for the Panel Meeting.

If you have any issues regarding ASB around the ward please call 101 or 999 at the time of the incident happening. You can email us regarding on going issues so that we can patrol the problem areas.

Leaving News!!!! I will be leaving Chaucer SNT on 5th April 2020 this will be my last day. I am moving to Bishops SNT on Lambeth. I will miss not being able to say a personal goodbye but want to say that I have enjoyed working with and serving the residents who live on the ward for the last 7 years. Nigel and Richard will keep the ward patrolled and do their best to help with the issues that arise.

Keep well

Regards

PC Sarah Lock

Chaucer Safer Neighbourhood Team

PC Sarah LOCK, PC Nigel QUINN & PCSO Richard SMITH

Southwark Police Station, 323 Borough High Street, LONDON, SE1 1JL

Tel 0208 721 2441

E-Mail CHAUCER.SNT@MET.POLICE.UK

Ward Promises:

1) ALBERT BARNES HS, SMEATON COURT & ROCKINGHAM ST FLATS – ASB/DRUGS/ROUGH SLEEPERS

2) BECKET HOUSE – ASB DRUGS/ROUGH SLEEPERS

Follow us on Twitter @MPSChaucer or on Nextdoor App

Also see our webpage on www.met.police.uk

IN AN EMERGENCY, ALWAYS CALL 999

Coronavirus – Meetings of Tenant and Resident Associations

Dear Chair,

In light of the rapidly changing situation with coronavirus, this is to inform you that Tenant Council, Homeowner Council, Area Housing Forums and Southwark Tenant Management Organisation Committee (STMOC) will be suspended until further notice. In addition, we very strongly advise that tenant and resident associations (TRAs) suspend meetings until further notice. We have taken this decision in order to minimise the potential risk to our older and vulnerable residents. We will let you know when we are in a position to organise meetings in the future, and when we consider it safe for tenant and resident associations to resume meeting.

The council is reviewing upcoming scheduled meetings and events to consider whether they should go ahead and we will keep residents informed. Please continue to follow public health advice to reduce the spread of the virus, which is to wash your hands often with soap and water, and stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms. You can find more information on the council’s dedicated coronavirus webpage dedicated coronavirus webpage and on the government website.

Stephen Douglass

Director of Communities

Elephant Activism Week

Dear Friend

It’s Elephant Activism Week!

We’re calling on all supporters to join us this week for a bout of activism!

1 Doorstep Delancey!  Developer Delancey will be updating the Southwark Empowering Communities North West Area Forum on the Elephant and Castle shopping centre redevelopment this Thursday.

6:30pm-7:15pm Thursday 12 March, Outside Amigo Hall, St George’s Cathedral, Lambeth Road, SE1 7HY (intersection with St George’s Road).
FB Event here

This is a rare opportunity to DOORSTEP DELANCEY! We are demanding that the shopping centre is not closed, until all the traders are properly relocated (many still have nowhere to go) or suitably compensated.

We will be doing a photo opp and leafleting outside Amigo Hall as people go into the meeting, which starts at 7pm. More details are on the Southwark Council and SE1 Community websites.

2 Love the Elephant Film Night: “Why do Elephants keep developing?” 

Join us at 55East for an evening of solidarity to raise funds for the shopping centre Judicial Review Appeal. Emile Scott Burgoyne’s updated documentary, Why Do Elephants Keep Developing? exposes the dodgy deals and offshore billionaire backers behind the Elephant and Castle regeneration. The film showcases our many local heroes; our protests, parties, celebrations, victories and defeats.

6pm-9pm Friday 13 March, 55East, 53-63 East St SE17 2DJ 
Tickets from Eventbrite here (donations)
FB Event here

3 Share and donate! We have raised a fantastic £2,375 in our new Judicial Review Appeal, in just six days! Please help us push on to our £3,000 target by sharing and donating – any amount big or small!

Regards
Jerry

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International Women’s Day, March 8th 2020

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.

International Women’s Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific.

#IWD2020 #EachforEqual

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Southwark Homeowners Conference Spring 2020 – Saturday 7th March 2020

Homeowner Council

Southwark Homeowner Conference – Spring 2020

The conference will be held on Saturday 7th March 2020 between 9am to 5pm at the William Booth College, Champion Park, Denmark Hill, Camberwell, SE5 8BQ.

This Homeowner Conference, organised by Leaseholders for Leaseholders, will be discussing housing and leasehold issues. Leaseholders and freeholders who live in Southwark Council managed properties will have a chance to find out about Southwark Housing matters, changing legislation, service charges and Section 20 Major Works.

It will provide an opportunity to hear from various independent organisations about Homeowner rights and responsibilities, as well as available services and support.

Council officers will be on hand to answer your questions and help you understand how bills are calculated. There will be presentations from the council and independent professionals and an opportunity to ask questions that are relevant to you. The Conference is chaired by Martin Boyd, from the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership.

Confirmed guest speakers include:

  • Cllr Kieron Williams – Cabinet Member for Housing Management & Modernisation
  • Michael Scorer – Director of Housing & Modernisation
  • MP Helen Hayes – MP for Dulwich and West Norwood
  • Amanda Gourlay – Barrister
  • Mari Knowles – Solicitor
  • Katie Kendrick and Cath Williams – National Leasehold Campaign
  • Sebastian O’Kelly – Leasehold Knowledge Partnership

The conference features a market place with information stalls. Exhibitors include:

  • Homeowner Council (Volunteer homeowners)
  • Citizens Advice Bureau (Free, Confidential, Independent & Impartial Advice)
  • Leasehold Knowledge Partnership (Charity Protecting Ordinary Leaseholders)
  • LAS2000 (Leaseholders Association of Southwark 2000)
  • Leasehold Advisory Service (Govt Funded Advisory Service)
  • Service Charge Construction & Major Works Team (Southwark Council)
  • Communal District Heating Team (Southwark Council)
  • Communities Division (Southwark Council)
  • My Southwark Homeowner Agency (Southwark Council)

Register for a free place

Or copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://southwarkhomeowners.co.uk/conference-registration/

If you have any questions, phone the council’s Resident Involvement team on 020 7525 1239 or email resident.involvement@southwark.gov.uk

Cllr Kieron Williams – Cabinet Member for Housing Management and Modernisation

A success for shopping centre traders!

Dear Friend

The shopping centre traders’ deputation and protest at Southwark Council’s Assembly on Tuesday was a great success.

Prior to the Assembly, Southwark Council agreed to contribute £200,000 towards traders’ relocation costs. The money will be in addition to the relocation fund of £634,700, paid by Delancey. Southwark also promised a further announcement on the issue. Details of how the £200k wiil be administered are also awaited.

There can be no doubt this was a response to the campaign and the traders determination to get a fair deal.

The deputation’s 6 representatives (from the main centre, market stalls, arches, plus Latin Elephant and Southwark Law Centre) were well received by the Assembly. It presented their seven demands and took questions from the councillors.

A vibrant protest heard speeches from Paul Heron, of the Public Law Interest Unit and Patria Roman of Latin Elephant, amongst others.

A key demand is for more money from Delancey and no centre closure until all the traders are relocated or suitably compensated – sign the petition here!

We will be meeting very soon to see how we take the campaign forward …hope to see you then!

You can read more here and here

Regards
Jerry
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Shopping centre protest tomorrow

Dear Friend

Just a reminder that the shopping centre traders are sending a deputation to Southwark Council’s Assembly tomorrow evening, Tuesday 28 January.

We will be supporting them with a vibrant demonstration outside Southwark Council HO, Tooley St, SE1 2QH at 6pm – please join us!

These are the traders’ demands;

  1. that the shopping centre is not closed until every independent trader is relocated or receives financial compensation.
  2. that Delancey increases the relocation fund.
  3. that the rent and service charge costs of the relocation options are brought into line with each other.
  4. that the businesses in Arch 7 are fully included in the relocation strategy and can draw from the relocation fund.
  5. that the market traders around the centre are equally and fairly treated and that all traders get the benefit of rent reductions, until the shopping centre closes.
  6. that the independent business adviser, Tree Shepherd, applies the agreed criteria for the allocation of relocation spaces in a fair and transparent way.
  7. that the database of opportunities reflects what was agreed on the approval of planning permission.

    You can read more here

    Regards
    Jerry

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Shopping Centre stall and demonstration

Dear Friend

Please join us at our Up the Elephant campaign stall on Saturday, 25 January 11.30pm just outside the former Charlie Chaplin pub, on the New Kent Rd side of the shopping centre.

This is in preparation for our demonstration, in support of the traders deputation to Southwark Council’s first assembly meeting of the year on Tuesday 28 January, Southwark Council Head Offices, Tooley St 6pm – everyone who wants a fairer, inclusive regeneration at the Elephant is welcome.

We have also this week made an application for permission to appeal against the High Court decision to refuse our claim to quash Delancey’s planning permission for the shopping centre redevelopment. This was agreed at our last campaign meeting and is the first step in the process of appeal. David Wolfe QC (Matrix Chambers), Sarah Sackman (Francis Taylor Building) and Paul Heron (Public Interest Law Centre) continue to represent us – many thanks to them, as always. We will of course keep everyone updated on our progress.

Regards
Jerry

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