Bullet point briefing: the latest regeneration news from Havelock
In the past month:
- In Bowline House, Bouygues UK have been installing wall and floor tiles; radiators; basins and toilets; and electrical sockets, switches and light fittings.
- Bouygues UK are also continuing on the brickwork and roofing on many of the houses on Havelock Road. Foundations and substructure brickwork are also underway for further houses.
- Bouygues UK are forming the realigned Hillary Road.
- The Rehousing team have allocated homes to all the residents waiting to move from Phase 2b and invited residents on the priority waiting list of the following phase to register their interest. The team have been seeking expressions of interest for 2-bedroom apartments in Leeward House and 3-bedroom homes.
- Southall Day Centre continue to run surgeries for residents of Clearmont House and Langdons Court from our Hunt Road office, from 9am to 12pm every Thursday.
- Community Payback continue to make an impact clearing litter and painting railings. The current focus is improvements along Havelock Road. 10 service users have been on site every Wednesday 9:30am-4pm.
- At the Community Afternoon Tea on Wednesday 6th June, 24 people benefited from a free bike maintenance check courtesy of Dr Bike. The latest Afternoon Tea was held on 4 July.
- Students from Belvue School have been busy at Glade Lane monitoring butterfly species (5th June) and led a Community Bat Walk (12th June) which over 20 people took part in.
- We have been working with Belvue School for two years on Havelock to deliver monthly environmental improvements across the estate. Activities include bulb planting, tree planting, hedge laying, bat box building and more. The Belvue school project concluded this year with a celebratory community picnic on June 19th. Belvue School is a secondary school for boys and girls aged between 11 and 19 with moderate to severe learning difficulties.
- Some Havelock residents are forming a Community Group with support from Catalyst. All Havelock residents were invited to the inaugural Havelock Community Group meeting where the purpose of the group was shared, and ideas put forward. The meeting took place on Wednesday 11th July 6:30-8:30 at the Havelock Community Shop.
In the next month:
- Construction work on Leeward, Bowline, Rudderstock and Daubenton Houses will continue. Also, the scaffolding to Leeward and Bowline Houses will be installed.
- Most of the terraces of houses are under construction, all at different stages from foundations to internal fittings.
- Bouygues UK will continue working on the realignment of Hillary Road.
- The Rehousing team will work with Ealing Council to prioritise households for the remaining unallocated properties in phase 1b. This includes 2-bedroom apartments in Leeward House and 3-bedroom homes.
- The next Havelock Community Afternoon Tea will be on Wednesday 1 August 2:30-4:30pm in the Havelock Community Shop or on the green outside.
- The Havelock and Greenfields Children Centre are working on a new art installation for Bixley Triangle and it is expected to be complete before end of July. The children’s ambition is to build a small sculptural wall – a ‘Wonderwall’ – for the Children’s Sculpture Garden.