Central Hill Estate – Open House

On Sunday 20th September, the Central Hill Estate is taking part in Open House. This is a event taking place across London, the aim is to encourage people to explore buildings and areas of London that aren’t usually open to the public.

There will be tours from 1 – 5 pm (meet on the hour at Gipsy Hill train station) with information about the history of the estate, architecture and the current situation with the council’s planned regeneration.

Then from 5pm – 9pm there will be an exhibition and talks at the Antenna Cafe, Bowyers Yard, Haynes Lane, SE19 3AN.

Here is the flyer for the event – do come along…



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Event – help design a resident led plan for the estate!

This Wednesday the 29th July ‘ASH’ – Architects for Social Housing, will be running a design group for residents of Central Hill Estate. The aim is to get together as a community to develop our own proposals for the estate with the help of the architects.

We’re really lucky to have their help to work with us on putting together an alternative plan to show the council that complete demolition isn’t the only possible solution to the need to build more homes and regenerate the estate (in the true sense of the word!).

Please come along and get involved, give us your feedback and input on what you would like to see on the estate. Unlike the Lambeth workshops your ideas will actually be listened to and included in a design which we will present to the council as an alternative.

Another Lambeth estate that ASH have worked with have been able to extend the options on the table so that demolition isn’t the only choice.

If you’re not able to come along to the group tomorrow but would like to get involved in developing a resident led proposal, then drop us a line on centralhillestateresidents@gmail.com for more information.

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Deadline for final decision pushed back to December 2015

Residents have received the following letter from Cllr Matthew Bennett, Cabinet Member for Housing – dated 16th July 2015.

The letter informs residents that Lambeth Council will now make a final decision on their preferred option for the estate in December 2015. The date was originally meant to be June, then it was pushed back to September.

Residents have been shown no possible ‘options’ at this stage. Lambeth Council have advised that while this extended deadline is in part to allow for further resident ‘engagement’, we will not in fact have a say on which option is chosen. On that basis further consultation does seem rather meaningless, but we wonder if the pending Judicial Review in relation to Cressingham Gardens (see here) may be making Lambeth more cautious with all the other estates in the regeneration programme…

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Report on Lambeth’s ‘steering group’ election meeting via News from Crystal Palace

STORMY MEETING AT CENTRAL HILL – Lambeth accused of ‘divide and rule’ tactics by estate’s tenants and leaseholders. A report from the meeting held on the estate on 9th June 2015 – Lambeth’s stated purpose of the meeting was to simply elect … Continue reading

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Resident frustration at Lambeth’s divisive tactics – review of the meeting held on 9th June 2015

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Last Tuesday, June 9, Central Hill residents packed into the Lunham Road Day Centre for a fiery meeting with representatives of Lambeth Council – an encounter which turned out to be far more revealing than its organisers had intended. The building … Continue reading

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Open Garden Estates 13th June 2015 – more details…

Here is the self guided walking tour map for the Open Garden Estates event on 13th June:


There will also be guided tours at 3 and 4 pm – meet on the green in front of Bankside Way (marked 1 on the map).

There will also be a BBQ, planting, painting and banner making on the green from 2pm. The puppet show will be at 4pm.

See you there!

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Central Hill: Pride of Place

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Photographs by Simon Elmer  

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Open Garden Estates 13th and 14th June 2015

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Central Hill Estate has been asked to take part in the national open gardens scheme. This event is being put together by Architects for Social Housing. The weekend in question is the 13th and 14th of June and we are … Continue reading

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Central Hill Estate TRA – Notice of Special General Meeting on 8th June 2015

A Special General Meeting for the Central Hill Estate Tenants Residents Association (TRA) has been called. This will take place at 7pm on Monday 8th June 2015. The meeting will take place at the Lunham Road Day Centre. Residents are … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace Overground Festival – Sat 27th June 2015

Save Central Hill Community will have a stall in Westow Park on Saturday 27th June 2015 at the Crystal Palace Overground Festival.

Come along to say hello, find out more and get involved!

A full line up of events in Westow Park is available here.

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Huge thanks to the Festival for their support and providing us this stall for free.

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