New Home Loss Payment Amount:
As of October 2017 the home loss payment for secure council residents moving through the regeneration will be £6,100 an increase from £5,800 - see here - https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2017/769/made?view=plain for further details
Oaktree Centre Move
Acton Gardens has been working with Acton Community Forum, Ealing Council and the Oaktree Nursery to relocate the activities which take place within the Oaktree Community Centre to a temporary building on Hanbury road whilst future construction works take place. This will allow phase 6.2 to be delivered ahead of schedule which will include new homes, a nursery and commercial shops.
Over the course of September, the Oaktree Community centre will begin to move their equipment and activities to a temporary site on 5-11 Hanbury Road, W3 8RF (the former Sunlight Nursery building situated under Buchan House). The community centre will operate from the temporary building until the new community centre opens in phase 6.1 in the late winter of 2018. For more information and to book space in the temporary community centre, please contact ACF Director Michael Simms at firstname.lastname@example.org.
L&Q Reporting Repairs:
To report a repair to L&Q online please click: www.lqgroup.org.uk/services-for-residents/your-home/repairs-and-maintenance or contact us on 0300 456 9998
New Residents Repairs and Responsibilities Booklet
L&Q have launched an updated guide to help resident understand what responsibilities they have and what repairs will be carried out. Please click here to view the guide.
Initial Demolition notices have been served to the remaining blocks on the South Acton Estate. Click the following for copies: Public Demolition Notice and South Acton Estate - Landlord's Initial Demolition Notice
Phase 2 Timelapse:
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West site - Ragley Close Area – Piling is progressing well, with one of the piling rigs due to leave site next week. Works to the foundations of one of the four blocks started on the 26th February 2018, and works to the basement retaining wall will commence in 1 weeks’ time, when the piling rig leaves site.
East site Avenue Road Park – Foundations are now complete to the 13 townhouses. The tower crane on this site was installed on the 26th February 2018. Drainage works have commenced to the new roads that run from Oldham Terrace to Church Road, and foundations have commenced to the large block at the Southern end of the East site. Muck away lorries will continue to be dispatched from this site for the next two months until works to the drainage and roads are complete.
South Site - next to Avenue Road Park- Foundations are now complete, with the ground floor slabs commencing last week, as well as drainage in the new road.
Concrete roads have been installed in the East and West site as well as delivery gates leading onto Church Road, this will enable Lorries to be washed down inside the site. We have done this to prevent mud on the roads and footpaths. A full time road sweeper is on site everyday cleaning Church Road and Avenue Road.
A burst water main in Church Road between our East and West sites has been reported to Thames Water. They have responded to say that they have classed it as an emergency and will repair it ASAP. We are awaiting a date confirmation for when these works will take place. We are also aware of the poor road conditions on the Church/Avenue Road T junction. We have been in contact with Ealing Council Highways and are currently waiting for a confirmation of a repair date.
Typical Working Hours on site are Mon-Fri 8am -6pm and Sat-8am-1pm
We appreciate that the works taking place may cause some inconvenience, but it is a necessity to enable us to progress with the development. During working hours, our site will be controlled in a manner that will ensure it is secure and we will give every consideration to residents and the local community. In line with our Considerate Contractor Code, disturbance will be kept to a minimum.
If you have any queries to the above please contact our Community Development/Liaison Officer Katherina Faulkner on 07753 915 841. We thank you in advance for your co-operation and understanding .We shall keep you informed about the progress of our works during the course of the year.
A message from Katherina Faulkner, Community Liaison Officer, Countryside Properties, on behalf of Acton Gardens LLP.
The regeneration of Acton Gardens is progressing well and we are now preparing for the commencement of the next stage of development. Please view plan of the Construction Site (Phase 6) in the context of the local area.
The immediate next step is to start preparing for the demolition of Charles Hocking House. From the beginning of April, Acton Gardens will be hoarding the area around Charles Hocking House including the road adjacent to the sports pitches in-between Osborne Road and Bollo Bridge Road, as well as part of Osborne Road next to the former Oak Tree Community Centre. As a requirement of the demolition we will need to close the path running north to south immediately to the east of Charles Hocking House. The attached plan shows where the hoarding will be erected.
The demolition of Charles Hocking House is anticipated to commence from the beginning of May. There will be signage on the hoardings which will direct pedestrians to the nearest footpaths on Stratford Road and Rosenburg Road when travelling around the work site. Furthermore, lighting will erected onto the hoardings to ensure that the area is well lit whilst the construction works are taking place.
We appreciate that this may cause some inconvenience but it is a necessity to enable us to progress with the development. In line with our Considerate Contractor Code, disturbance will be kept to a minimum, and demolition will be as unobtrusive as possible, however some inconvenience will be caused to local residents. If you have any queries to the above please contact our Community Liaison Officer Katherina Faulkner on 07753 915 841.
We thank you in advance for your co-operation and understanding. We shall keep you informed about the progress of our works during the course of the year.