The wireless broadband installation has now been completed although we are still awaiting the new fibre optic cable at Jerome – although hopefully it will be in place by mid-March. So we are on track to have the service available to all by April. Because this is a new service, existing tenants will have to pay an extra £18 per month for it except at Anson and Carleton where a charge is already added to their rent. Whilst £18 per month may seem a higher charge than some providers are making you won’t need a telephone line to receive it so in fact the package is very competitively priced.
Please let us know if you are interested in signing up for the new Broadband service by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
The Zebra Board met on 23 February 2016. It approved a budget which included a rent increase to residents from 1 April 2016 of 1.2%, and major expenditure on replacing roofs at Jeannine House, improving heating controls at Jerome and a programme of bathroom and kitchen upgrading. It also looked at recruiting new Board members and it agreed the agenda for a strategy day later this year where it will consider Zebra’s 5 year Business Plan.
The new bike store at Jerome is now in use and we have improved security by upgrading all flat door locks and installing CCTV.
We will be installing CCTV at Anson and Carleton following a spate of bicycle thefts.
We should complete the refurbishment of the common hallways at Sentosa by late February 2016.
Once again can we remind you that if you have a repair to report, please complete our resident repair form. In an emergency please contact the office immediately, preferably by emailing to email@example.com, or if the office is closed (evenings and weekends) you should contact your warden.
And please don’t contact our Maintenance Supervisor, Steve Brickwood who is unfortunately unwell and not at work at present.