residents can shape future estate services
living on the Alton estate in Roehampton are being given the
chance to voice their opinions about the needs of their neighbourhoods
and the future provision of council services in the area.
councillors will next week begin a series of walkabouts on
the estate to give residents the opportunity to meet them
and say what priorities the council should pursue when it
comes to providing local services.
walkabouts will then be followed by a series of neighbourhood
meetings where people can register their views in a more organised
initiative follows the council's takeover of management services
on the estate following the demise of the Alton Park Residents'
Management Organisation, which went into voluntary liquidation
earlier this year.
first walkabout will be in the Tunworth Crescent area at 10.30am
on Wednesday, May 7, and is aimed specifically at residents
living in that area. Wandsworth's cabinet member for housing
Cllr Martin D Johnson will be available to meet residents
along with Cllr Jim Maddan, chairman of the Putney area housing
will also be a follow-up meeting for Tunworth area residents
at the Kairos Centre in Mount Angelus Road, off Danebury Avenue
at 7.30pm on Tuesday, May 20.
walkabouts and meetings are planned for other areas and blocks
on the Alton estate in the coming months. Each resident will
receive written notification giving details of their local
neighbourhood walkabout and meeting nearer the time.
Johnson said: "Until quite recently, all of the day to
day services on the Alton like cleaning, repairs and graffiti
removal were the responsibility of the RMO.
that organisation's demise, housing management services on
the estate have reverted to the council, which is operating
a local office in Holybourne Avenue providing a full range
of services for residents.
now want to hear what local people think the council's priorities
should be when it comes to delivering these services."
who want further information should call Marc Howell, acting
area manager, on (020) 8780 9048.