Zebra News and Services

January 7, 2015



The Zebra Board will meet in mid-February. Zebra is overseen by a Board of management which meets five times a year to review Zebra’s performance and to set its strategic objectives. The Board is made up of unpaid volunteers and  includes two former Zebra residents.

One of the major decisions it will take is on our plans (and the budget that supports them) for 2015/6. It’s likely that the plans will include

  • Completing roof works at Impala
  • External decorations at Impala
  • Roofing work at Jeannine House
  • Roofing work at Sentosa
  • Laundry improvements  at Sentosa
  • Garden improvements at Sentosa
  • Boiler replacement at Sentosa
  • Hallway redecoration at Sentosa
  • Completion of Anson development
  • Hallway redecoration at Anson
  • Redevelopment of old laundry at Carleton

That’s a lot of work but do residents have any priorities that we should bear in mind? Post something on the blog to let us know.

January 7, 2015

Progress with Anson Road Development

The two new flats in the main building are occupied. Over the Christmas holidays the building slowed down but we good progress continues on the 8 new flats in the rear garden. We should complete a number of these by the end of January.


The new laundry which has bigger machines should be ready quite soon. Because this is essentially a commercial laundry there will be a charge for its use. The last phase of the Anson development will be the internal decoration of the hall and fitting of a new carpet.

We are now looking at beginning the second phase of the development over the road at Carleton Road in late March 2015. This involves the building of two new flats at the rear of our property and the reconversion of the two ground floor flats in the main house – one of which has been used as the laundry.


January 7, 2015


We re-opened the office on Monday 5th January and services are up and running as normal now.

We had a few emergencies over the holiday – some heating breakdowns and a roofing problem. These have all now been resolved.


Rent payments by direct debit

We are now taking your monthly rent payment (which is actually due from 1st day of each month) on the 10th of each month from January 2015 – this is slightly earlier than we used to. We have given you a lot of notice of this change but if you have a problem with this please email John Austin at Johna@zebrahousing.com

December 2, 2014

Zebra Board and Development Committee


The Zebra Board and Development Committee meet next week. Zebra is overseen by a Board of management which meets five times a year to review Zebra’s performance and to set its strategic objectives. The Board has appointed a Development Committee to specifically oversee its development programme. The Board is made up of unpaid volunteers with an interest in what Zebra does and with skills which can be brought to bear on Zebra’s activities. It includes two former Zebra residents.



Whilst the Board and Committee will be reviewing the financial and operational performance of the organisation over the last few months and central to this is always the resident experience, they will also take decisions about the next phase of development at Carleton Road.