The Regent’s Park Area Action Group is being held this coming Thursday in the Surma Centre, 1 Robert Street starting at 7pm.
It will be hosted by our 3 ward councillors and the meeting is open to anyone living or working in our area.
Some of the items to be discussed include:
Environmental issues in the area – in particular the increase in rats and mice on our streets
The new Citizens Advice Bureau (on the site of the old library)
Youth activities for young people in our area
Update on High Speed Rail
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Below is something that was sent to our website earlier today. This echoes the views on rent increases by nearly every tenant on Cumberland Market and on other ex-Crown Estate properties.
I just a had a rent increase of 9%, so my rent has gone from £937 per month for a two bedroom flat (Windsor House) to £1,021 per month an extra £84 pounds per month that I have to find. my salary went up 2% and I have to find an extra £1,008 per year. I have been told the ceiling is approx £1,200 per month, so it will keep increasing every year by 7%>9% max. how I am suppose to afford this? and Peabody will just do another postcode market rent survey when every they feel like – so the ceiling level will just keep increasing!.
Also the quality inside the property and outside for that matter is not market quality by a long shot, the estate is run down and the council estates in the same area (Cumberland market) are actually in better condition. Not that matters to Peabody and their maintenance company ‘Axis’ who provide a less than satisfactory service (that is being kind too).
Such a shame we were all sold out by the Crown Estate so they could maximize their profit and developmental of Regent Street,
I hear comments about the Regency properties (what Peabody calls the former Crown Estate) are not profitable! is that our fault?, maybe it’s something to do with the current housing management that were left over from the Crown Estate Sale?
Oh well guess I will be moving out of the area I have lived in for the last 26 years soon – thanks Peabody!
Peabody is offering 13 – 16 year olds a chance to win a trip to the USA which has flights, hotel, visa and passport costs included.
10 places are available for Peabody’s competition to win a seven-night exchange visit to Peabody Massachusetts, USA, home of its founder George Peabody.
See and experience the American way of life, visit tourist and special interest sites, meet American students, go and see an American Football game (to be confirmed).
To be eligible for the trip you need to:
- be aged between 13 and 16 at the time of travel (expected to be 26 Oct–2 Nov 2013)
- live in a Peabody home
- not be a previous PeabodyUS exchange trip winner
How to enter
Complete the application form available on the Peabody website and send it back by 30 June 2013 to:
45 Westminster Bridge Road
The next stage
Peabody will invite a number of applicants to attend a workshop before making a decision on the final group. They send out invitations to the workshop by 15 July 2013.
Peabody’s Employment Service is running a jobs fair offering job and apprenticeship opportunities in:
- hospitality / catering
Volunteer opportunities also available.
Friday 26 April 2013, 9.30am–12.30pm and 1.30pm–4pm
Hugh Cubitt Centre
48 Collier St
Tel: 020 7021 4127
Nearest station: King’s Cross
Last year almost 1,000 people attended, meeting 21 employers and 21 exhibitors. More than 50 people found work as a direct result of attending.
Please click on the following link to display a poster for the estate event on 23rd March:
Peabody and the Residents Association have organised a community event for everyone living on our estate on Saturday 23rd March between 1pm – 4pm.
Some activities include:
Bouncy castle & face painting
Jobs / training advice / guidance from Peabody’s Employment and Youth Service
plus many more activities…………………………………….
Free food and drink will also be available – we look forward to seeing you there!
Join Peabody HA and repairs contractor Axis to discuss DIY, Health & Safety and some of the tools that would be required to carry out general DIY:
Changing of lamps in fluorescent strips and bulkhead fittings
Mould wash & tackling condensation
Basics of painting and decorating
How to renew a toilet seat
How to erect shelves and blinds
Refreshments will be provided. Book your place as spaces are limited.
Call Sophie Broadwell on 0207 255 4100 Sophie.Broadwell@Peabody.org.uk