BOARD & COMMITTEE NEWS
The Audit and Risk Committee – one of the two Board Committees meets in January to approve the budget for the next financial year April 2019-March 2020, to approve our auditors and to consider the risks that will face Zebra over the next 6 months.
We are currently scheduling a series of residence meetings, where you will all have an opportunity to hear about the Association’s work, and to contribute your ideas for making our buildings great places to live and sharing your concerns and observations. Please make an effort to attend – Our residents’ input is really helpful to us. You will be emailed with the details of meetings to be held in your residence.
We are currently looking at our plans for the next financial year 2019/20. Our major project is the replacement of the boilers at Jerome House. This is a large and complex job, and we’ve already done much of the preparatory work. The boilers need to move to the back of the building. Work should start in June/July and there should be minimal disruption to residents. Additionally we’ll be refurbishing the stairwell at 34 Chalcot Crescent to include new lighting. We are also replacing the fire detection equipment at 8 Chalcot. There is also a lot of additional although minor work that we intend to carry out across all buildings to improve our Health and Safety regime.
Our office will close on Friday 21 December 2018 at 5.00pm and re-open again on Wednesday 2 January 2019 at 9.30am. Our emergency repairs service will operate throughout this period.
And we’ll be running the direct debits for rent payment on Wednesday 2 January 2019.
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.