Welcome to our Zebra news. Here you can find out what social events we’re organising and what’s happening in your neighbourhood as well as our news. Contact Zebra email@example.com on any issues and to express your views on anything that we do. We want to find out how we can make Zebra better.
Every year we book a Christmas show for residents that is suitable for all ages. This year we’ve booked Circus 1903 at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Waterloo.
Experience the thrills and daredevil entertainment of a turn-of-the-century circus. Fresh from the Paris Theatre in Las Vegas, Circus 1903 visits Southbank Centre for its European premiere. The show includes sensational life-sized elephants stunningly created by puppeteers from War Horse, putting elephants back in the ring as never before. The circus boasts a huge cast of jaw-dropping and dangerous acts from all corners of the globe. Featuring acrobats, contortionists, jugglers, trapeze and high-wire performers and more, this show captivates and transports audiences of all ages to the golden age of circus.
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And watch this space because we will also be booking tickets for Swan Lake and Motown the Musical in the New Year.
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.
Welcome to the sixth Friends of Zebra newsletter. Friends are people who have benefitted from the experience of living in London with us, former Board & staff members, and others who have an interest in what we do. The purpose of our newsletter is to keep you in touch with what we are up to, and to assure you that you still matter to us, even if you are not directly involved anymore. We hope you find it informative, and we would welcome your news & pictures, to be included in future publications, if you would like to send them to us.
FRIDAY 29TH JUNE 2018 7.30-10.00PM
There will be a live jazz band and a superb barbeque (halal and vegetarian options) with refreshments
The General Data Protection Regulation is a timely piece of European legislation that comes into force on 25 May. The premise is that consumers are in charge of their personal data and the consent to use personal data is much more onerous
All breaches will need to be reported to the Information Commissioner's Office within 72 hours (unless the breach is unlikely to result in a risk to the data subject) and there are fines.
Data protection must now be at the heart of decision making within organisations which need to be transparent with individuals about what they are using their data for, how it might be shared, the legal basis for processing their data, and how long it will be kept.
Individuals have the rights to complain about the way in which their data is handled, to be 'forgotten’, to withdraw consent and to have access to their own information.
We have introduced a Privacy Notice for residents and applicants which tell them what data we collect, why we collect it and who we might share it with (and this is essentially limited to contractors who carry out work in your home, government departments and agencies, our regulator and auditors, with utility companies or with other organisations and agencies where we are legally allowed to do so). The Privacy Notice can be found on our website.
We have appointed Heidi as our Data Protection Officer
Having already approved our annual rent increase the Board met last Monday, 12 March, to approve our budget and plans for the financial year as well as to review Zebra’s performance over the last few months.
As we’ve already said our major project for the year is the external repair and re-decoration of the render work to the front of Jerome House which is beginning to look a bit jaded. Currently our plan is to do this over the summer. We’ll be carrying out improvements to the garden at Sentosa House. We will also continue with our programme of upgrading kitchens and bathrooms.
We’ll also continue to improve all aspects of Health and Safety including upgrading fire detection equipment and fire doors.
We’ll be looking at our policies on data protection (there’s a new directive known as the GDPR) and lettings (how and to whom we let our accommodation). We’re looking at our internal processes and IT so we can improve our services to you. And we want to continue to bear down on our costs whilst achieving efficiency savings.
The Zebra Housing Office will be closed for the Easter holiday on Friday 30th March and Monday 2nd April.
The office will reopen at 9.30am on Tuesday 3rd April.
In an emergency only, please contact your warden.
We have a limited number of great stalls seats for the hit musical ‘School of Rock’. At the New London Theatre on Monday 16th April. 7.30pm.
These tickets have a face value of £75, which we are making available to residents for £20 each.
If you would like to reserve tickets, please email email@example.com.
Stating your name, address and number of tickets required.
I will then send you the bank payment details. We distribute tickets a few days in advance of the performance.
London's got great value street food all over the place, with markets and food trucks blooming out of every spare patch of pavement. But for this piece we’ve narrowed it down to the best value places you can eat-in — the restaurants, cafes and bars waiting to feed you miraculous things for miniature prices.