Residents were invited to meet with local Councillors Richard Livingstone and Michael Situ as well as the Cabinet Member for Housing Cllr. Stephanie Cryan at the Ledbury Estate TRA hall on Monday 24th July. In order not to take up the residents' time with the Councillors, we instead forwarded them our list of questions. The questions and the responses can be viewed below. The answers were received on 31st July from Cllr. Stephanie Cryan and again confirms that Southwark belie
With the help of the Southwark Group of Tenants Organisations, the first of several free legal advice sessions was set up in conjunction with Southwark Law Centre, Cambridge House, Citizens Advice Bureau and Anthony Gold Solicitors. Tenants and leaseholders were informed of their rights during the ongoing situation at the Ledbury Estate on issues such as repairs, tenancy agreement, rehousing and compensation.
We responded to Cllr. Stephanie Cryan's reply to our deputation points. We have not received any official response to this. 1)
Who is accountable when Fire Risk Assessment recommendations are not implemented? Do you have any idea of why they failed so drastically at Ledbury?
Livingstone’s emergency motion of 12th July states that fire marshals will be ‘fully trained and equipped to perform their roles’ - but a false fire alarm on the night of Friday 14th at Peterchurch Hou
Following the emergency motion passed by local Livesey ward Councillors Richard Livingstone and Michael Situ at the deputation on 12th July, residents begin applying to move via the Southwark Homesearch system, where they are invited to 'bid' on a selection of properties within the borough which are advertised on a weekly basis. Unfortunately this means that Ledbury Estate residents are going to be bidding against each other in many cases. We called this into question with So
Arnold Tarling, an independent Fire Safety Expert and Chartered Surveyor shares the report of his findings at the Ledbury Estate with Southwark Council and the residents: LEDBURY TOWER BLOCKS – a brief inspection. Arnold E Tarling BSc FRICS MCIArb
1) Common parts
a. The section of wall above the flat entrance doors is not fire proofed correctly
i. In some areas I could see the internal plasterboard! The internal
plasterboard does not appear to be fireline board or similar
Southwark Council continue to instruct their workers to carry out temporary repairs to the cracks and gaps in flats across the Ledbury Estate. The cracks are filled with loft-insulation type material and then sealed over with a fire-proof sealant. Southwark Council assure residents that this is just a temporary solution to remedy the compartmentation breaches, however some residents question the suitability of the materials used.
On 12th July 2017, a group of residents from the Ledbury Estate, along with resident members of the Tenant & Residents Association and a representative from the Southwark Group of Tenants Organisations took a deputation to Southwark Council Assembly, with the full panel of 64 Southwark Councillors in attendance. The full deputation statement is below. Following this the local Councillors for the Livesey Ward; Cllr. Richard Livingstone and Cllr. Michael Situ submitted an Emerg
Residents were invited to a public meeting at the local Camelot Primary School hall on 11th July to meet with Southwark Council and ARUP Engineers to find out more about what was happening on the estate. Residents invited their own independent experts Arnold Tarling and Tony Bird, who challenged ARUP and Southwark on various safety issues. Following this meeting, Southwark Council instructed ARUP to carry out further assessments and investigations as suggested by the independ
Following the fire risks discovered on the estate and the 24 fire-marshals being deployed, some residents decided to call an emergency meeting for all residents of the four towers, to get together and discuss what is happening on our estate, and form a group to support each other. We requested to use our Tenants & Residents Association hall on Pencraig Way for this meeting, but it was being used by the council as their base, and hub for the fire marshals. However Southwark Co