EEH now open and transparent around fire safety
Automagically Eastend Homes are now (after over 10 years) suddenly publishing Fire Risk Assessments. All day Friday staff were beavering away to enable the non-word searchable PDF documents to be put online before the weekend. On the far right are our own superior smaller word searchable files.
A nationwide check on cladding on high rise residential tower blocks was ordered by the government in the wake of the fire at Grenfell. During these tests the ACM (aluminium composite material) panels fitted by Eastend Homes and development partners Telford Homes at Denning Point have been found to be not fully comply with the requirements of the testing regime.
The Fire Risk Assessment carried out by Whale Fire Ltd for the block undertaken recently in March 2017 did not identify the possible risk due to the use of AGM panels. EastendHomes say they will be seeking further information on the results of sample of the panel supplied for testing.
A Comprehensive inspection with the Fire Brigade took place on Friday 23rd June. All measures recommended by the Fire Brigade are in place and in addition Eastend Homes has immediately introduced further measures to meet DCLG recommendations and ensure the future safety of residents. These include a 24/7 fire patrol service stationed at Denning Point to inspect communal areas throughout the night.”
Whale Fire Ltd has provided EastendHomes Ltd with a comprehensive batch of Fire Risk Assessments. Each assessment is unique and is site specific. Whale Fire Ltd has worked tirelessly to work within our deadlines offering valuable critic on document layout and fire safety matters. The Fire Risk Assessments are evaluated by our scrutiny panel - which we receive positive feedback. I feel Richard (Whale) is always there to discuss and advise on any matters relating to the Fire Risk Assessments and other fire related issues. His service has been professional and supportive. We are committed to ensure our residents are safe, and that we comply to the RRO(FS) 2005, and with Whale Fire's assistance this is being achieved.
East End Homes (Tower Hamlets) - Keiron Carroll - Housing Officer
Eastend Homes Calders Wharf update 20 June 2017
Eastend Homes must be still sorting out loose ends left on St George Estate by Grenfell contractor Rydon. Or dealing with the Aluminium Rainscreen cladding on top of the Office in Aldgate.
Eastend Homes Calders Wharf update 26 May 2017
After a complaint was raised by The Friends of Island Gardens with LBTH about the hoardings that were put by Telford Homes on Calders Wharf site today they received a reply from LBTH Planning Department.
An officer from the Planning Compliance Team has been on site and also written to Telford Homes advising that in the Council’s view the advertising around the site requires planning consent and due to its prominent positioning, particularly on the side that faces the river. It should be removed or blacked out within 28 days.
The Council would need to assess the expediency of taking action should Telford’s choose not to comply.
Community Centre (green roofs on left) on Eastend Homes demolition list
Eastend Homes claim community asset as build for profit plot
Calders Wharf Community Centre was declared an asset of community value by Tower Hamlets Council back in February 12, 2016 yet Eastend Homes Ltd part time CEO Paul Bloss is bleating away in the local press that his organisation own the site. Even have permission to build. Yes EEH have planning permission for 23 luxury flats on the prime riverside site with two affordable homes tucked away somewhere.
They will also build a "community centre" on the site which like all the others they claim to have provided for the local community will be rented out for profit to a commercial nursery school and hall hire will be priced too high for local residents to consider renting.
The Friends of Island Gardens are calling upon Tower Hamlets Council (and the Government if necessary) to investigate possible irregularities in the disposal of what they believe is still publicly owned land; land that should be protected as part of Island Gardens.
Calders Wharf Community Centre was transferred by the Greater London Council to the guardianship of London Borough of Tower Hamlets in 1972.
In 1980 the land was leased for 30 years to a local Tenants’ Association and the community centre was opened. The council currently maintains that the land itself was included in a transfer to the council sponsored housing association, East End Homes in 2006, yet no paperwork supporting this inclusion has been found by the council.
It is seems that any disposal of this public asset by the council would have been covered by the The Greater London (Parks & Open Spaces) Act 1967 and as such, subject to certain conditions, yet again, the council has not been able to produce any paperwork for this.
Recently obtained land registry records dated December 2016 show that a sale of the land took place from Eastend Homes to Telford Homes.
So one may ask areTelford Homes so stupid as to buy the land from Eastend Homes Ltd without proof of ownership.... on going indistinguishable asset from elbow situation developing here it seems.
Eastend Homes Ltd all private development on Westferry Road - again on public land they got for nothing
Meeting Place Communication
Residents of Eastend Homes Estates will remember being previously consulted by "Your Shout". This was a front organisation set up by the devious Indigo Public Affairs Ltd. Indigo disappeared from view a while back. Indigo's managing director Richard Patient shuffled off to form Thorncliffe who have picked up where Indigo left off in the world of dodgy community consultation and political communications advice.
Now we have "Meeting Place Communication" selectively consulting with leading questions a few people on our estates.