Bullet point briefing: the latest regeneration news from Havelock
In the past month:
- Bouygues UK have been working on the construction of Phase 1b. The delivery of Bowline, Leeward, Daubenton and Rudderstock Houses has been delayed as it is taking longer than anticipated to install the water connections. We now expect that Havelock residents will move into Bowline and Leeward Houses in early Spring 2019. Bouygues UK are working hard to minimize the delay and we will update residents waiting to move when we have firm completion dates.
- We held three ‘Welcome to Your New Home’ events in November for residents who will be moving into Bowline and Leeward Houses. They’re a great opportunity for residents to meet their new neighbours, meet the Bouygues and Catalyst teams supporting their moves and ask any questions. Friends and family are welcome to attend and refreshments are provided. In the near future, we’ll also hold these events for people moving into the new houses in Phase 1b.
- Samantha Smith, an apprentice on the Havelock site, won Apprentice of the Year at the Ealing Apprenticeship Network Awards Ceremony on 1 November. Having previously worked as a tiler, Sam became an apprentice after visiting an open day held by Catalyst Gateway. She is currently working for the dry lining and screeding company contracted to work on the regeneration of Havelock.
- 130 residents came along to ‘Life’s Better by Water’, a day of fun by the canal for all the family, on 24 October. Visitors enjoyed arts and crafts on a narrowboat, canoe taster sessions, a gaming bus, free hot food, and stalls from local community partners, including Havelock’s Good Neighbours community group.
- 16 people came along to October’s Community Afternoon Tea– a great turnout!
- Belvue School have attended Havelock 3 times since September and carried out a Tree ID course, bulb planting on Hilary Road green space and litter picking at Bixley Triangle.
- A student from Belvue School is currently completing a paid work placement with Catalyst’s Environmental Services team.
- Groundwork London ran a stall at ‘Life’s Better by Water’ to engage residents of Havelock and those living in the surrounding area about waste issues. The stall engaged approximately 50 people throughout the event. The main themes were, fly-tipping, littering and recycling.
In the next month:
- Construction work on Leeward, Bowline, Rudderstock and Daubenton Houses will continue.
- Bouygues UK will continue working on the realignment of Hillary Road.
- We will launch a new project to tackle fly-tipping at Havelock working with Groundwork London. The next steps are baseline monitoring (recycling participation, recycling bin fill rates and fly tipping incidences) and planning community events and resident training.
- There’s still time to support our crowdfunding bid with The Sharks, to transform 4 of the disused garage spaces on Havelock into a canoe club for the benefit of children, young people and adults living locally. To find out more or support the initiative, take a look at our crowdfunding page.
- IT drop-in sessions are taking place every Wednesday at the Catalyst office, 33 Hunt Road.