More about Beecholme

Beecholme is also the first postwar "mixed development" housing scheme in Hackney, with a mixture of houses and flats with the taller block having five storeys and containing one-bedroom and bedsit accommodation. It is featured in Volume 15 of Hackney History and was the site of Beecholme House, the family home of Maj. John André (d. 1780), who was executed as a British spy in the American War of Independence.

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Jan Enhanced TRA meeting

I hope everyone got off to a good start this year!
Best wishes for the future.

Our next Tenants & Residents Assoc. meeting is an "Enhanced" one. That is, one where our estate manager will be attending to take down notes of any work we want done or any actions taken. They then go on to the computer program "RESPOND" to enable fast & accurate follow-up.

Click on the poster below to see it full size.

At the meeting we will be concidering projects for the EIB (Environmental Improvement Budget) which has to be settled within the next few weeks.
I've proposed using some of the EIB along with match funding from the decorating budget to bring the ground floor lift lobby in the tall block up to spec.
That means plastering the bare brick wall, boxing in the myriad cables and pipes and then painting.
At one time the lobby was outdoors, but since the security entrances it has been indoors.
As it is the main entrance for virtually all the towers residents - some 1/3 of all residents it is an area of some importance.

Another pet project of mine is signage.
Both Linda Kelly and Susmita have, in principal agreed that our signs could be improved.
In the first instance I'm hoping to get the sign on the lower parking area gate changed.
I've already spoken to Gary Lane who has taken over from Mike Emmett as head of works. He suggested it could easily been done and could have been better if we had asked to have more of a say late time instead of leaving all to H Homes officers.
Below are some first visuals where I've tried to keep the important corporate identity of Hackney Homes intact.

Leave your comments below the artwork in "COMMENTS".

See you at the TRA meeting I hope.
As a resident of Beecholme or Casimir Road you're certainly very welcome.

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