Bullet point briefing: the latest regeneration news from Havelock

In the past months:

  • Building is well underway, with ten houses having been handed over along Gregory Road. Works have also been carried out on the existing footpath along 173-179 Hillary Road, and we are underway with works on the central green area of the development.
  • We have been completing our settling in visits for people that have moved in to Phase 1b, which have been going well. We have also been organising viewings and signups for the remaining homes in Phase 1b, and three more terraced houses are now occupied.
  • On Friday 25 and Saturday 26 July, we worked with local partners to deliver a two-day Health and Fitness Festival on Havelock. The days included canoeing, volleyball, mini Olympics, smoothie making, Dr Bike, and delicious homemade food Deka Foods and Beast Mode Eats, both run by Havelock residents. Our partners for the event were The Sharks canoe club, Southall Community Alliance, Everyone Active, Canal & River Trust, Brentford FC Community Sport Trust, A Rocha, London Bike Hub, and SGSS Southall Volleyball Club.
  • 45 children took part in the Havelock/Toplocks Summer Programme delivered in partnership with A2 Dominion.  The programme has taken place over 4 weeks (29th July – 22 August) and included 46 free activities for local children aged 8 to15 years (including football, kayaking, yoga, drumming, arts and crafts, dance and cricket). We have eight resident volunteers supporting the programme who are helping to dish out 240 free hot vegetarian meals and prepare 80 crates of fresh fruit and veg over the four weeks.
  • 11 residents took part in a Food Waste Prevention Training workshop on Thursday 25 July delivered by Groundwork London at the Havelock Family Centre.
  • We have launched our Secret Garden play project in partnership with WestPlay to trial use of the Willowbrook North Courtyard for play activities over the summer, with play dates on 24 and 31 August.
  • We supported the Fizzikal Future Family Fun Day on Saturday 17th August, 11am to 5pm at Swift Road Outdoor Sports Centre, offering 7-aside football for parents and young people.

In the next month:

  • We will commence handovers on properties along Bison Drive in the coming weeks. The foundations will also be poured on the last 6 plots. We will be continuing to progress work on the central green area, in preparation for the delivery of our new play equipment.
  • We are very pleased to say that Pam, a Housing Support Manager from Sahara Court, will be working from our Hunt Road office every Friday to support our residents age 55+. She will be able to assist with all things relating to wellbeing for these residents, if you are interested in finding out more please come along to the office.
  • Krishna is also still at our Hunt Road office every Thursday to support our residents with their benefits, pensions and welfare. If you would like to speak to her, please come along to the office on Thursdays.
  • If anyone wishes to visit Ann Marie or Mary at our Hunt Road office, please book in an appointment with them, as if you don’t have an appointment they may not be able to assist you.
  • The next Afternoon Tea will take place on 4 September, 2:30-4:30pm, at the Havelock Community Shop, 39 Hunt Road UB2 4QB.
  • We’re working with ENGIE, our repairs and maintenance contractor to recruit two apprentices in September. If you would like to find out more about the above role please contact Neda Haghshenas on 07815 633 129 or via Neda.Haghshenas@chg.org.uk