At the meeting in November the Board agreed a new Health and Safety Policy which codifies all aspects of what we currently do. The Board asked that we put information about this on our website in the “Info for Residents Section”. We’ll work on this in the New Year so that residents can understand both Zebra’s responsibilities and their own and what to do in emergencies.
We plan to complete the two, small roofing/guttering jobs at Sentosa and Impala before Christmas and get the scaffolding down. At Carleton Road where we have a small roof to recover we plan to complete this in January. The more major works caused by the proximity of large tree, which have now been removed, will need to wait until the ground has recovered.At Jerome we’ve moved the laundry room in preparation for renewing the main boilers next summer.
At our recent Annual General Meeting Richard Kennedy was re-elected as the Chair of Zebra Housing and Emily Orme was re-elected as Vice-Chair. Emily was also elected as the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and Henrik Lonberg (a former Zebra resident) was elected as Chair of the Development Committee.
All of Zebra’s buildings are old - some older than others. And that is part of what we are. Residents get the opportunity to live in great areas in typical London houses from generally the nineteenth century. But that also means that there are always repairs to be carried out.
At Carleton Road we have a small roof to recover and ongoing repairs, yet to be scheduled, to repair damage caused by nearby trees. The trees have now been removed and we are waiting for the ground to settle down. The building is monitored regularly.
At Sentosa we are carrying out repairs to the roof at the rear where there is damage to the leadwork causing water to get into the building. We’ll also be reducing the size of the trees.
At Impala we are altering the guttering to the front buildings in Chalcot Square and replacing some windows.
At Jerome we’ve moved the laundry room in preparation for renewing the main boilers next year.