Click here (members only) to see report of a meeting with Simon Hughes MP, Cllr Tim McNally, Trinity House, Capita and TNRA in September 2012.
See here (members only) for a report of progress in these matters, as reported by TNRA chair Simon Webster in the Spring 2012 newsletter (March 2012).
See here for a report from Tim Horsler in the Spring 2012 newsletter (March 2012).
See here for a report by TNRA secretary Edward Heckels in the Spring 2012 newsletter (March 2012).
There appears to be some light at the end of the tunnel, or TV at the end of the cable! Trinity House stopped supporting the communal system about four years ago and TV reception has deteriorated as a result. Some residents have been able to make satisfactory alternative arrangements with indoor aerials but this really depends on where you live relative to the transmitter.
Great news! Following pressure from Dan Bray, and support from TNRA (with Southwark Council's planning department), Virgin Media have been granted planning permission (in February 2012) for cable TV installation in Falmouth Road. The rest of the Estate is to follow.
It will still take some time before a quality TV service is generally available and Trinity House have agreed that residents can ask for permission to install a satellite dish or aerial in gardens (for houses or flats which have them). They insist that any new system must use the route that the old aerial system used into the building rather than drill any new holes. Please contact the management office for details before installing.
From TNRA newsletter Spring 2012: Bedford Row – the new street on the block
After discussions between TNRA, the Council and the developer, London Realty, the roadway along the west of the 28–30 Trinity Street development will be known as Bedford Row, in honour of Francis Bedford, the architect of the church in Trinity Church Square. The name will apply not just to the roadway but also to the block of flats and houses together.
On Wednesday 21 December 2011, TNRA met with Daniel Bray from Capita, Marcus Williams, for London Realty, and Roger Southam, Chairman and Chief Executive of Chainbow, who will be the managing agents for the one-acre site. A number of issues were discussed.
Security gates at the north end of Bedford Row will become effective once the first residents move in (expected shortly). People renting the garages and residents will require key fobs to operate the main and pedestrian gates. Before the gates are operational, Capita will draw up a list for Chainbow of those requiring fobs. Chainbow will then provide the fobs to Capita for distribution.
There are two locations on the development where residents on the east side of Trinity Church Square, plus residents of the new flats/houses, will be able to place their refuse for collection (including refuse for recycling). Southwark Council will remove the green and brown bins in Bedford Row when the new locations go "live”.
Chainbow will be appointing a contractor to provide cleaning and clearing services in Bedford Row. CCTV will operate and the existing lights have already been replaced by "downlighting” that uses energy efficient bulbs and should improve visibility and security at night.
Capita is preparing a letter to go to residents/renters of garages with more details of future arrangements. This will include a "Code of Conduct” for people who use Bedford Row, drafted by Chainbow, which TNRA has seen and commented on.
TNRA looks forward to welcoming new members from Bedford Row and to representing their interests with London Realty and Chainbow in the future.
Trinity House agreed at a meeting with TNRA on 2 December 2011 that we could have a schedule of the "big blocks” of external maintenance work planned for 2012. We understand that Capita have proposed the following properties for work in 2012: 12–14, 16–22, 29, 31, 34, 38, 39, 43 & 44 Trinity Church Square. This is subject to the budget being approved by the trustees of Trinity House. Capita have said they will get back to us when approval has been received.