February

February 13, 2020

A blue plaque at Carleton Road

The blue plaque to commemorate the fact that 73 Carleton Road was the home of the famous late 19th century/early 20th music hall star, Marie Lloyd, has been installed. There will be ceremony later in the year to formally unveil it.

February 13, 2020

 Art exhibition by Samia AL-Shouli ** 15 – 17 February 2020 **

Dr. Samia Towfeek Al-Shouli is a Zebra resident. Not only is she a physician (clinical immunology and allergy) and author of 5 books but she is also an artist in the abstract world through the medium of sculpture as well as painting in oil and acrylic on canvas and fabric.

An exhibition of her work - Arwah Aberah – can be viewed at Old Brompton Gallery 238 Old Brompton Road, Kensington, London SW5 0DE between 15 and 17 February.

February 13, 2020

Major repairs

The installation of the new fire detection system at Jerome has been complete. We are still looking at ways to reduce false alarms, but residents can help by opening windows if there’s a lot steam/smoke from cooking. Of course - for families with children please be vigilant when opening any windows.

We’ve completed the repairs to the flank wall at Carleton Road.

We plan to start work on the stairwell at 34 Chalcot on Monday 17th February. This is a big job involving new lighting and fire detection, re-plastering, redecoration, re-carpeting and fitting a new door entry panel. It’s likely to run into the summer.

And we hope to start work on limited redecoration of the front of Jerome House in April/May 2020.

February 13, 2020

Zebra News February 2020

Coronavirus

Obviously, we are concerned and the health and wellbeing of our residents, staff, and stakeholders is of paramount concern to us. However, we need to keep a sense of perspective and to respond in a proportionate and balance manner.

We have so far passed on UK Government advice to residents and will continue to take actions as recommended by the Government and Health Agencies.

Board News

The Board and its committees are responsible for the oversight of Zebra and setting out its strategic direction. The Board met on 6 February approving the annual budget, an annual plan and a number of other measures and policies The major highlights of this are

  • The approval of a rent policy – broadly to retain the current policy of maintain rents at approximately 80% of their local, low market equivalent
  • The approval of an anti- slavery policy
  • Various major works as reported in the last Zebra news including an ambitious programme of refurbishment
  • Improvements to our IT
  • The approval of the annual rent increase of 2.7%