“It has been a busy year!” – Your Outgoing CTRA Committee’s Annual Report

At the Columbia Tenants and Residents Annual General Meeting on Monday 9 September 2019 the outgoing Committee delivered their report of the year.

In it the Chair, Kevin McKenna outlined the key areas the CTRA has focussed on this year:

1.Dealing with things that make living here more difficult:

  • ASB – trying to reduce the amount of drug dealing on local streets and the disruption this causes in our blocks
  • The new building on Baroness Road and the major works renovations to several of our blocks – Making sure resident’s concerns are listened to by THH, the council and the building contractors
  • Problems related to the market and local social establishments – Loud busking, outdoor drinking being too noisy late in the evening, into the night.
  • Filming on the estates – trying to reduce the problems caused by too much disruptive filming happening on our estates

2. Supporting things that make living here better

  • Estate improvements (“curtilage” works) – making sure that residents opinions on these are taken on board
  • Improving our green spaces with community gardening projects
  • Enabling community social events
  • Forming links with other community groups – so that we can have an even bigger impact

The Chair went on to say, “The CTRA covers nearly 1000 homes. The CTRA can only achieve the things you all ask of us through collective action. One neighbour volunteering an hour our two every month or so, all adds up to a huge potential contribution to the quality of life of everyone who lives in the area. Please continue to volunteer and please encourage more of your neighbours to come and be part of all we do.”

Vice Chair, Penny Creed commented that “It has been a busy year!”.

Read the full report here.

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