Zebra News and Services

July 5, 2015

Post barbecue thoughts from the Alison, Zebra Chair

Alison Ahearn is the Chair of Zebra. She also teaches undergrad and post grad students at Imperial College. She talked to a lot of residents at the barbecue. A couple of themes arose from her conversations.

 

Some tenants said they liked the party so much that they want social events in their own houses. What do you think? We could ask the wardens to organise something maybe in a local café?

 

She also ended up talking to a group of PhD students about how to handle tricky interviews. She deals with lots of such questions in her job and so wondered about whether she should run an event for tenants focusing on the most common PhD woes and what her usual advice is.  Again what do you think? Let us know.

July 5, 2015

Jeanine House, Upper Montagu Street residents

Transport_for_London@info.tfl.gov.uk  are consulting about changes to public transport in the area. This is because there are significant changes proposed for Baker Street. Check the link for details.

July 5, 2015

Anson/Carleton residents

 Tufnell Park Tube station is now closed until mid-March 2016 while both lifts are replaced.

Use local buses or walk to nearby Archway or Kentish Town Tube stations for the Northern line.

We hope to complete most of the work to the main Anson hallway by the end of July. Re-decoration should start in the next 2 weeks. What’s holding us up is the removal of some redundant gas piping which has to be carried out by a specialist contractor. This is likely to mean a delay in finishing things but we will have completed most of the work.

We are on course to finish the work to Carleton Road by the middle of September

June 22, 2015

LAUNDRY SERVICE

We have recently carried out a survey of all of our laundries (except for Anson Road, which has a brand new facility). We are considering a number of options to improve the service.

It is likely that all of our current machines will be changed for new models in October/November, which is when renewal is due. The new machines have an increased load capacity, and an ‘eco’ setting that you can select to use less energy and water.

We are considering changing over to a cash free system, which will utilise an electronic card that you will be able to load with money online, or using a telephone app.

If you have any views on this, please email housing@zebrahousing.com.