Friary Park Bullet Point Briefing: the latest on the regeneration

In the last month  

  • Site welfare facilities located next to Friars Place Green have been installed with all services such as internet and electricity attached  
  • We have been excavating a ‘haul road’ area for vehicles to safely carry materials to and from the Phase 1 work area 
  • We have completed the first stage of removal of ground obstructions in the Phase 1a site  
  • We held our quarterly all resident meeting online on 18 November. Residents of Friary Park came along to find out more information about the regeneration and ask questions to the project team. The next one will be held in February 2021 
  • We introduced residents on the estate to our Friary Park Customers’ charter, door knocking across the estate with copies of the charter  
  • We reopened our consultation on scheme enhancements to Friary Park from 25 Oct – 8 November. We’d like to thank everyone who took the time to submit their comments to us  
  • We held a Black History Month celebration at the community centre on Friday 29 October with a ‘Proud to be’ exhibit, art and craft, drumming, storytelling workshop, music and more. There were two sessions, one in the morning for children and families and one in the evening for all – and over 30 people attended each session  
  • On 3 November we held a workshop with Friary Park residents to share ideas with us and other parents about early years support and how Catalyst can do more to enhance the provision at Friary Park 

Coming up 

  • Work will be ongoing installing frames for the future buildings  
  • We will be continuing to remove the final ground obstructions in the Phase 1a area  
  • Scaffolding will be erected around the frames for future blocks A and G  
  • We’ll be delivering a new issue of the Park Views regeneration newsletter in December  
  • Allocation of new homes in Phase 1 is due to be completed in December 
  • We’ll be continuing to visit homes to check our housing needs information with Phase 3 customers 
  • Partnering with West London College, we’re providing a pre-apprenticeship course comprising of 10 units to receive an accredited qualification. It includes a NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Employability Skills, CSCS test and a virtual work experience day. We will be holding an open day for this on 25 November at the Friary Park Community Centre 
  • We will be holding a December holiday programme like the annual summer programme from 20 – 24 December at the Friary Park community centre. The programme is for children aged 6-11 years and includes play & informal learning activities and one hot meal per day. This activity is HAF funded and delivered by Sonshine Smiles. 
  • Christmas working hours: The site will be closed on 24 December 1.00pm and reopened on 4 January 2022. Site security will patrol the site perimeter and the welfare facility 24 hours per day and are instructed to contact the project director with any major site issues. To report issues during this period residents can contact Mike Hampton (contact details on hoarding) or Sola Estefanos (contact details in notice board) from Mount Anvil.