Bullet point briefing: the latest regeneration news from Havelock

In the past months:

  • The Rehousing team have been holding ‘settling in’ visits with residents in Bowline and Leeward Houses, with support from other Catalyst colleagues to translate conversations where needed. Raj Kaur, our Quality Assurance Coach, used one of her CSR days to during settling-in visits into Bowline House.
  • Bouygues and Rolfe East welcomed 52 pupils from Three Bridges Primary School to Havelock and led construction tours. The pupils learned about the regeneration project and careers in construction.
  • Catalyst have commissioned the Big Foot Arts Foundation to deliver 8 workshops to 26 pupils in year 6 at Three Bridges Primary School to help build their self-confidence before they transition into secondary school. These sessions began on 28th May and ran every Tuesday 11:20-3:15 pm for 8 weeks.
  • As part of Love Havelock, our partners Groundwork London ran a citizen science project with pupils in years 3, 4 and 5 at Three Bridges Primary School to explore the issue of waste around Havelock and how we can tackle it. Groundwork London have designed the programme to empower pupils, through a variety of inclusive, group activities such as film making, writing workshops, site surveys and creative design. They have built in opportunities for pupils to share their learning tool educating and informing their parents via a pupil/parent assembly where they will be showcasing their work.
  • We have carried out works to the south courtyard of the Willow brook block to provide access and storage to The Sharks canoe club.
  • We held an asbestos awareness course for 8 local people at Bouygues site office.
  • To bring to a close this year’s conservation activities with Belvue School, we celebrated with a certificate ceremony at Belvue on Monday 17 June. Well done to all the students involved this year!
  • We continue to deliver financial inclusion advice to Havelock residents. This month, we provided a comprehensive benefit check and ‘better off’ calculation to a resident during a home visit. Through this, they found that they are entitled to a higher rate of personal disability benefit which we now working with them to access.
  • On 3 July, we held a ‘Twilight Tea’ with Havelock residents to discuss an idea to create a ‘secret garden’ play space for local children in one of the disused garages spaces in the Willowbrook block.
  • Registrations for the Summer Programme for children and young people took place on 15th & 16th July.

In the next month:

  • All Works will be complete along Gregory Road, whilst external works will progress along Hillary Road. Building materials will be cleared so that works on the central green area may begin. Two terraced houses will be handed over.
  • Three Havelock residents will attend a three day pre-employment programme for residents with ENGIE. The course offers accredited qualifications in Health & Safety and Asbestos Awareness, in addition to 1-day courses on a range of subjects, from Emergency First Aid and Fire Marshal training to Customer Service and Equality and Diversity.
  • The next Afternoon Tea will take place on 7 August, 2:30-4:30pm, at the Havelock Community Shop, 39 Hunt Road UB2 4QB.
  • On 20 July Havelock Family Fun Day at Havelock Community Centre will take place. The address is Trubshaw Road, UB2 4XW.
  • You can reserve your place at the Food Waste Prevention Training on 25 July 11am – 1:30 to reserve your space, please email Nicola.wheeler@chg.org.uk
  • Havelock Family Fitness Festival will take place on 26th & 27th July 11am – 3pm – 2 day festival celebrating health and fitness opportunities on Havelock. Canoeing, wilderness workshops, community athletics, volleyball, treasure trail, music workshops!
  • 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