Who's who at the meetings...
Everyone living on Kings Crescent Estate is automatically a member of our ‘Tenants & Residents Association’ (TRA) and are welcome to attend all open meetings. The TRA was established in 2019. A group of residents are elected onto the TRA Committee each year to lead the group.
The TRA Committee
The group of residents elected to lead the ‘Tenants & Residents Association’. The current committee of 16 residents was elected at the AGM in September 2023 and represent a variety of ages, genders, backgrounds and live on different parts of the estate. The Chair of the TRA committee is Remi, who also works for Hackney Showroom. Committee members are present at meetings and and always happy to hear ideas and suggestions! Contact: KingsCrescentN4@gmail.com
Hackney Showroom are an arts & cultural organisation based on Kings Crescent and host our community space. In addition to the projects and events they do in collaboration with the TRA, they also develop artists, host rehearsals, produce theatre productions and run a wide range of community activities such as Friday Lunch Club for over 60’s, Library club for kids on Tuesdays, Under 5’s fun on Wednesday mornings etc. See their website for more details of activites and events. Contact: email@example.com
The Ward Councillors
Kings Crescent is in the Brownswood Ward of Hackney and comprises almost 10,000 people, therefore Kings Crescent is a substantial part of the ward (around 24%) and certainly the most high density estate. More details about the ward can be found here: https://hackney.gov.uk/hackney-ward-profiles The ward is represent by two elected councillors:
Councillor Clare Potter who also Chairs the Regeneration Steering Group
Councillor Soraya Adejare
Both Councillors are very active in the area and always happy to stop for a chat.
A more formal way of seeking advice or support from them is via their surgeries held on a rota basis, however these have not been running due to Covid resrictions.
The Council’s Regeneration Team
Ron Greenwood (Interim Strategic Project Manager Hackney) Overall responsibility for delivering the final stage of the Master Plan ensuring that the numb er of homes promised are delivered and that the quality is high.
Chey Brown (Project Officer) supports Ron with planning the next phase of regeneration.
The Council’s Housing Team
Estate Manager position is currently vacant – they are responsible for tenancy management, estate walkabouts and general estate issues. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for any general issues
Oliur Rahman is the Resident Participation Manager who is responsible for supporting resident led activities. He is supported by various other staff members including Emma Harrison and Alice McCreadie who may attend meetings. Contact: email@example.com
Independent Tenants and Leaseholder Advisor (ITLA)
Source Partnership was appointed by the Steering Group in January 2016 to provide independent and impartial advice and support to tenants and leaseholders affected by the regeneration on the Kings Crescent Estate. They have an even longer relationship with residents having worked on tenant management options and with the previous ITLA dating back to 1998.
Carol Squires is the lead advisor and has worked at Kings Crescent estate since the days of the tenant management organisation. She is responsible for ensuring residents undertstand proposals. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
John Morris is the associate advisor and leads on community facilties and the supported residents group (TRA). Contact: email@example.com
Menekse Saitoglu is a local resident employed by Source Partnership to ensure that members of Turkish and Kurdish community understand proposals and have the chance to ask questions in their own language
Other members of Source Partnership’s team are drafted in for larger consultation events to ensure every resident gets the chance to understand and comment upon proposals. Where necessary we use professional interpreters to explain issues.
Contractor for Phase 3 & 4
Mulalley have been apponted as the contractor for the next phase. Site preparation works are due to start in 2024 so key staff have started attending RSG meetings and hosting consultation events. More to come in 2024.