Zebra News and Services

November 29, 2017

We’ve blogged very little over the Summer and Autumn because we’ve been exceptionally busy but as winter draws on (and well done anyone understanding this music hall English joke) we intend to get back to regular postings.

 

ZEBRA NEWS

Alex Stewart is now the permanent Head of Zebra Maintenance and residents are likely to run into him regularly. Bart left and has been replaced by Michael Christopher – on the maintenance team. All the maintenance team carry ID and they all now have Zebra logo’d workwear.

Steve and Lisa are now back at work after having periods of sick leave and Alex Adjei is away on paternity leave. Sass Ezekiel is our acting Finance Director. These staff issues and changes partly explain our “busy” summer.

We’ve had a new ‘phone system installed, and this is causing us problems because it “hangs up” on callers. This is annoying and frustrating, and we are trying very hard to get it fixed.

And we now have a new chair of Zebra, Richard Kennedy and a new vice-chair, Emily Orme.

 

Office closures

We’ll be closed all day on 7 December 2017 for staff meetings and training.

And the office will be closed for our Christmas holiday from Friday 22 December 2017 at 12.30pm until Monday 2 January 2018 at 9.30 am. Our normal “out of hours service” will be in operation over this time to deal with any emergencies.

 

JEANNINE HOUSE

The re-roofing works completed in October and were followed by external re-decoration. These works should complete by the end of November and the scaffold then removed. We’ve not painted all the ground and lower ground floors because we don’t want to do this over the winter. However the painters will return in April to re-decorate these areas and it won’t however be necessary to put up the scaffolding again. Before the decorators leave we’ve asked them to touch-up the paint work in the halls and staircases.

 

JEROME HOUSE

Demand for the guest room has diminished and as a result we are converting into a studio flat for permanent letting.

 

RESIDENT ENGAGEMENT POLICY

Our Board has just reviewed a new “Zebra Resident Engagement Policy” and we are all keen for any thoughts, ideas, and inputs from Zebra residents. The new policy is on the blog now.

If you have any comments let us know on blog@zebrahousing.com

October 6, 2017

Zebra News and Services

Recycling

The Association takes its recycling responsibilities seriously, and we are pleased that most residents do as well.

However, we do need to remind everyone of a few processes that make the system work more effectively:

Please crush any cardboard boxes before putting them in the recycling bins. This saves space.

  1. Make sure you clean any glass or aluminium that you put in the recycling bins.
  2. DO NOT put non-recyclable materials in the recycling bins 9this includes (computer components, coat hangers, shoes, clothes and kitchen utensils/pot and pans, ceramics.) – it is your responsibility to take such items to the local council refuse facility for disposal.

Thank you for your co-operation.

 

Major Works

 The work to the stairwells at 30 Chalcot Crescent has been completed, with new décor and flooring, sensor lights and upgraded entry phone and fire alarm systems.

We will be programming works to the common areas of 34 Chalcot Crescent for next year.

The roof works at Jeannine House, W1 are almost complete, and we have started repair and redecoration work to the windows and stone work. We anticipate this will take about a month, depending on the weather.

After a final survey and clean, we will then remove the scaffolding.

July 19, 2017

Guest room & broadband

 HAVE YOU GOT FAMILY OR FRIENDS VISITING YOU THIS SUMMER OR AUTUMN…

 …why not book our Guest Room for them to stay in? It’s located at Jerome House our South Kensington building. It can be booked for between one and fourteen nights (longer by negotiation). It can accommodate two adults plus one adult or two children on the additional sofa bed.

It has a microwave, fridge/freezer TV, a desk, a large wardrobe and wi-fi. On the same floor the guests have use of the shower/toilets, the kitchen and the common room. The cost is £65 a night single, £85 per night double or £95 per night fully occupied.

To book please contact housing@zebrahousing.com

 

BROADBAND FOR ONLY £18 PER MONTH

And don’t forget we can supply you with fibre optic Wi-Fi without contract or phone line charge for just £18 per month! Contact housing@zebrahousing.com

July 7, 2017

Guest room

 HAVE YOU GOT FAMILY OR FRIENDS VISITING YOU THIS SUMMER OR AUTUMN…

 …why not book our Guest Room for them to stay in? It’s located at Jerome House our South Kensington building. It can be booked for between one and fourteen nights (longer by negotiation). It can accommodate two adults plus one adult or two children on the additional sofa bed.

It has a microwave, fridge/freezer TV, a desk, a large wardrobe and wi-fi. On the same floor the guests have use of the shower/toilets, the kitchen and the common room. The cost is £65 a night single, £85 per night double or £95 per night fully occupied.

To book please contact housing@zebrahousing.com

 

BROADBAND FOR ONLY £18 PER MONTH

And don’t forget we can supply you with fibre optic Wi-Fi without contract or phone line charge for just £18 per month! Contact housing@zebrahousing.com