Welcome to the Kings Crescent Community!
There is an active Residents Group on Kings Crescent led by a committee of 11 residents from across both the old and new flats.
Emley is the current chair of the committee and is gratefully supported by Alice, Sarah C, Sarah H, Roy, Patricia, Emma, Thomas, Andrew, Maire and Emilie.
You can contact them by email if you would like to get involved: email@example.com
We are trying to organise more social events to bring the community together – see the Events page for details
There are lots of meetings that happen on Kings Crescent!
- The KC Residents Group meets every 3 months and is open to everyone, this is a chance to discuss ideas for social events, get updates about what is happening or discuss any concerns you may have about life on Kings Crescent.
- There is also a Resident’s Steering Group which meets about once a month to discuss upcoming plans for the regeneration of the estate including new buildings and refurbishment of existing blocks. This is attended by group of residents who have applied to join and have received training to be involved. All blocks are represented by at least one resident.
- There are other occasional meetings to do with specific issues that arise
Here is some information to let you know a bit more about who you might see at meetings….
Who’s who at the meetings…
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 who were re-elected in 2018:
Councillor Brian Bell who also Chairs the Regeneration Steering Group
Councillor Clare Potter who is also the Hackney Speaker
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:
Date: 1st Friday each month Start: 6.30pm End: 7.30pm
Venue: Kings Crescent Estate Community Centre
Address: Queens Drive, N4 2XD
Date: 3rd Friday each month Start: 6.30pm End: 7.30pm
Venue: Azalea Court Community Hall
Address: Queens Drive, N4 2XD
Contact your Councillors at: Brian.firstname.lastname@example.org and Clare.email@example.com
or call member services on 0208 356 3373. For further information see: https://www.hackney-labour.org.uk/brownswood/
Please note – Surgeries are not held in August or December
The Council’s Regeneration Team
Ron Greenwood (Project Manager Hackney Council) has 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.
Bronwen Thomas (Project Manager Hackney Council) supports Ron is the delivery of the Project and oversees resident consultation firstname.lastname@example.org
The Council’s New Homes Team
This team is currently in charge of all of the new buildings. The general email to contact them if you live in the newer blocks and have any issues is: NewBuild@hackney.gov.uk
Otherwise you can contact the team individually on:
Ewelina Sorbajan email@example.com
Charmaine Dennis Charmaine.Dennis@hackney.gov.uk
John Lonergan firstname.lastname@example.org
The Council’s Housing Team
Annette Reid is the Estate Manager and is responsible for tenancy management, estate walkabouts
Emma Harrison is the Resident Participation Manager who is responsible for supporting resident led activities
The Design Team
The Design Team is a consortium of leading architects who designed the overall Master Plan which was approved in 2013 and the detailed design of the Northside refurbishment and new blocks. In 2017 the same team was appointed to review the Master Plan and carry out detailed design of Southside refurbishment and new blocks. This work will culminate in a Planning Application at the end of 2018 to set out the design for finishing
Ed Blackett (Karakusevic Carson Architects) Design Lead
Rachael Barker (Karakusevic Carson Architects) Project Architect
Dan Marmot (HHB Architects) Project Architect
Caitlin Elster (MuF Architecture) Landscape Architect
Mark Lemanski (MuF Architecture) Landscape Architect
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. The team are available on site in the Community Centre at least two days every week (currently Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoon / early evening)
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
John Morris is the associate advisor and leads on community facilties and the supported residents . group
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.
Kings Crescent Website
David Stark (resident) built and hosts this website
Emley Pine (resident) manages the content but relies on David for tech support!
Any help welcome, please get in touch