- Fire safety meeting: Thursday 17th April 6.30pm @JMB office
Andy Snazzle, the Fire Brigade Borough Commander, is coming across to talk to JMB residents about fire safety issues, such as:
How to prevent a fire
- What to do in the case of fire
- The importance of functioning smoke alarms
- Why residents should not fit metal gates and grills
This is obviously really important and we’d like as many residents to come as possible.
2. Tenants and Residents Association
Tenants and residents associations have a really important role in fostering community spirit and bringing estate residents together. The JMB wants to agree a way of working that will support this.
The JMB will administer the payment of the tenants levy for 2013/14. This will be:
- Crosby, Lockyer and Hamilton: £1,100
- Decima street: £1,665
- Lawson: £2,065.50
- Kipling: £1,210.50
- Bermondsey Street: £1,100
Payment will be conditional on TRAs demonstrating that they have met the following criteria:
- At least four general meetings are held each year and that the meetings are advertised and accessible to all residents within the TRA area
- All meetings are friendly, and in particular new members are made to feel very welcome
- Proper financial records are kept, all income is correctly receipted and within six months of the end of each financial year independently audited accounts are produced and presented to a general meeting.
- Cleaning, gardening and estate repair inspections
Our Estates Services Manager and Repair Supervisor are undertaking regular inspections. We are encouraging residents to come out with them. Dates are available on the website or give us a ring in the office.
- JMB fun day: Saturday 30th August
Early notice so you put it in your diary.
- New Homes @council rents
Plans to build new housing are progressing. The JMB is working with the council to get new housing built on the Kipling and Lawson estates.
- 1 Tanner Street
The Board considered a very well written and researched proposal to use the old TMO office as an arts space. The majority view was that providing a home for a family in need has to be the priority.
Southwark, the owners of the building, will give the JMB a long lease to re-house a family off their housing list, but not for another reason.
Permission for use as family accommodation has been obtained from Southwark planners. The design work is completed and a contractor chosen through a price- testing exercise. So work on the conversion should start within the next six weeks.
- JMB knitting club
The JMB has started a knitting club between 6 and 8pm every Wednesday at the JMB office.
As you’ll read there is a lot going on, for the latest news from the JMB check our website www.leathermarketjmb.org.uk. You can follow the JMB on twitter on @Leathermktjmb or get news alerts through your facebook page.