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TNRA news March 2018

23 March 2018

Knight Frank appointed as the new manager of Trinity Village

TNRA has received a letter from Graham Hockley, Secretary of Trinity House, informing us "that from 1 April 2018, Knight Frank will take over the management of Trinity Village from Capita. It is our foremost priority to ensure a smooth transition during the changeover and we are pleased to confirm that there will be no changes to the onsite management team, who will continue delivering day-to-day management of Trinity Village, as well as lettings."

Knight Frank is one of the leading property management companies in the country. Their Estate Management team forms part of its established, award-winning lettings division. TNRA has enjoyed a good relationship with the director at Capita's head office with responsibility for the Trinity House relationship and we look forward to an early meeting with our new contact at Knight Frank. We understand that Trinity House will very shortly be providing more details to tenants on the new arrangement.

Improvements to Trinity Village

The current phase of improvements to pavements in Trinity Village has continued with work by Conway to replace pavements at the north end of Falmouth Road with York stone, linking with the York stone on the Roebuck "piazza".

TNRA has been granted £1,500 under the Council's "Cleaner, Greener, Safer" initiative to improve the "piazza", replanting containers, tidying up the planted areas around the base of the trees and carrying out remedial work to the gravelled areas. We are also hoping that the management of the Roebuck will assist in the establishment of a group of volunteers - the Roebuck Action Group (aka RAG!) - to help with regular maintenance.

We are pleased to report that the Council is installing 4 or 5 new cycle racks or hoops at the south end of Merrick Square, opposite the Old Rectory, parallel with the railings along the garden, located in the middle of the narrow concrete strip between the railings and the road. The aim is to get the hoops installed in time for the Summer.
Residents will have noticed that a tree in Trinity Street was cut down by the Council in January. The tree was "in a very poor condition" and the stump "will be removed shortly". TNRA has lobbied for the replacement tree to be another London plane which will be positioned opposite 37 Trinity Street. We have asked to have another London plane planted outside 40-42 Trinity Street next year.

Membership subscriptions

TNRA works to make the Estate/Trinity Village a better place for us all to live. But this is only possible with the support and involvement of local residents. Membership subscriptions for the current year expire on 30 April. Please renew for 2018/19 using the form sent with your Spring Newsletter. Alternatively, you can re-join through the TNRA web-site here. The Committee team will soon start knocking on doors to sign up members for the new year. If current members have renewed we can concentrate on calling on non-members and new residents to persuade them to join. Many thanks to everyone who has already re-joined for 2018/19! You will receive your new membership cards during April - your old card can still be used until the end of April.

Aside from supporting our work for the community, TNRA membership also confers access to a scheme offering discounts ranging from 5% to 20% from more than 20 local businesses. Offers are available on gifts including baby products, kitchen accessories and craftworks. We have arranged deals with interior and garden designers, a dry cleaner, a carpet cleaner, a printer, a barber, a cobbler, a gym, a transformative coach and even a local solicitor! See the Directory for further details. Members must show a valid TNRA membership card to be eligible for a discount.

Filming in Trinity Village

Trinity Village was the location of several major film shoots in 2017. By November, we were conscious that a number of residents were suffering from "film fatigue" and took the decision to oppose any new approaches for filming in the Village until 1 May 2018. We have recently been approached by Hat Trick Productions about the filming on Monday 19 March of a number of scenes inside and one scene on the pavement outside a house of the west side of Trinity Church Square. TNRA and the Southwark Film Unit are not supporting the filming and therefore no parking bays will be suspended and traffic will not be disrupted. We understand that the Henry Wood Hall and its grounds will be used for parking and holding crew.
Those who enjoyed the filming last year may be interested to see the trailer for Walt Disney's "Christopher Robin," filmed on location in Merrick Square. The trailer can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ux87Gk1cfko Merrick Square is very prominent!

Launch of TNRA Parents' Group

Calling members with young children! Please contact Hannah at hkc.crowe@gmail.com if you would like to get involved in an informal group for parents/guardians/carers etc. The group is intended as a forum for sharing information, recommendations and local kiddy-related knowledge. It may also provide more little friends to play with in the squares in the Summer. See as well our Spring Newsletter on page 26.