Resident involvement

Waltham Estate RMO works with all residents to provide an excellent housing management service. We encourage you to get involved in a number of ways. We seek your involvement by:

  • Holding public meetings and listening to your opinions
  • Assisting in organising community activities
  • Publishing newsletters and annual reports
  • Holding regular estate inspections with residents
  • Carrying out improvement and satisfaction surveys
  • Consulting you regarding our service charters
  • Consulting you regarding major repairs improvement plans and planning maintenance
  • Seeking feedback from you regarding all serves we provide
  • Providing opportunities to elect resident board members
  • Consulting on Best Value issues
  • Providing a clear and transparent housing management service
  • Developing an estate specific compact
  • Working in partnership with local community projects (e.g. Clapham Youth Centre and Friends of the Windmill Gardens) to provide activities for all residents


Board members can be council residents, leaseholders or freeholders on the estate. You do not need any specialist qualification or experience to become a board member.

Low level of commitment

Customer satisfaction questionnaires

Residents will be sent a questionnaire or survey regarding the services that WERMO provides them with. Residents will be asked to complete these and send them (collection can also be arranged) back to the estate office. The issues can include:

  • Customer satisfaction after repairs, tenancy review
  • Complaint, reporting anti-social behaviour, etc
  • Major works
  • Decent Homes work
  • Environmental improvements
  • New tenancies and lettable standard
  • Crime prevention


Post, email or telephone consultations

Residents are to be consulted on issues that arise in board, sub committee or general meetings. WERMO will feedback the results of consultations that are undertaken directly to those involved and through the quarterly newsletter. These can also be used for:

•    Random surveys
•    Satisfaction monitoring for repairs
•    Complaint handling.

Tenants newsletter

Tenants will receive a copy of the newsletter quarterly. An annual report and a homeowner's bulletin is also produced. If you require the newsletter in other formats such as another language, large print, Braille, audio, please contact the estate office on 020 7926 9083. Also if you would like to submit an article to any of our newsletters please contact the estate office.

Website

If you would to promote information on our activities page, please contact the estate office or email waltham@lambeth.gov.uk

Membership to the RMO

Membership to the RMO is open to all estate residents by paying £1 into the organisation. The purchase of a share provides a life time membership as well as the right to be nominated and be nominated to be a Governance Board member. The purchase of a share also provides members with voting rights at general and special meetings.

Attending general or special meetings

The RMO holds four general and one annual general meetings each year. All estate residents are invited to attend such meetings and the agenda and previous meeting's minutes are circulated to each and every property on the estate regardless of tenure or RMO membership.

Attending Leaseholder Annual Forum

This is an annual event that is open to all leaseholders, enabling them to meet each other and our staff and review performance over the previous year, plan services for the year ahead and find ways of improving services for all leaseholders

Medium level of commitment

Newsletter Editorial Committee

Residents can contribute by providing articles, contributing to the design and layout and bringing new ideas. Residents are encouraged to respond to articles in the magazine.

Estate inspections

Quarterly estate inspections are held with the estate director, members of the board and a member of the estate cleaning DLO team. This will be a chance for residents to monitor the standards of cleaning, grounds maintenance, and communal repairs and to provide their feedback to the RMO. Estate inspection dates will be published in the RMO's newsletter.

Block champion

Individual tenants and leaseholders can volunteer to become block champions. This would be someone who lives in a particular block or road on the estate and who represents the views of the area. We will consult these individuals about issues that affect this area.

Resident training

From time to time and as required, training is available for residents and board members. Residents can take part in WERMO resident training events to expand their skills and to assist with their involvement with WERMO. For further details please contact the estate office on 020 7926 9083.

Improvement panels

Improvement panels can be established to work with the RMO on major planned environmental improvement schemes or Decent Homes work. These groups will meet whilst these schemes are carried out to enhance the practicality of an area specification, for example through the provision of implementing a play area or type, design of new kitchen, front entrance door offered and so on.

Attending events

Residents can attend occasional events such as conferences. Conferences may discuss particular issues or raise awareness about involvement. Conference dates will be published in the newsletter and displayed throughout the estate.

Members of sub committees

Residents may become a member of any of the RMO's sub committees. At the present time the RMO operates a finance sub committee. Training for this committee is provided free of charge.

Resident involvement inspector

Residents are able to become void property inspectors and will ensure the property offered to new tenants is of an appropriate standard and adheres to the RMOs lettable standard.

Virtual panel member

Residents are invited to comment electronically on newly formed RMO policies and procedures before formal consultation with all estate residents.
High level of commitment

Resident Board Members

The Governance Board is responsible for the long-term strategic direction of the organisation and for ensuring that the RMO team turns strategies and policies into reality.

Waltham Estate RMO governance board consists of 15 members (2014/15), these members,  lives on the estate


Activities and Events at Waltham Estate

 

1)  Sunday  June  7th 2015 - Big Lunch ( 12pm- 5pm)

2)  Saturday August 1st 2015 - Waltham Estate Fun Day ( 12pm- 6pm)

3)  Saturday August 15th 2015 - Waltham Estate Seaside Family Day Trip 

4) EID Celebration - Event , Date and Time to be confirmed 

Your Neighbourhood at Waltham Estate

Buses - Stockwell Green
196 (Elephant & Castle to Norwood Junction Station)
2 ( Marylebone station to Norwood Bus Garage)
345 (South Kensington to Peckham)
333 (Elephant & Castle/ Newington Causeway to Tooting)
322 (Clapham Common to Crystal Palace)
N2 (Horse Guards Parade to Crystal; Palace Bus station)

Chemist
Day Lewis Pharmacy
136-138 Stockwell Road, Stockwell
London, SW9 9HR
Tel: 020 7737 0846

Credit union

Debt advice

Dentist

Stockwell Dental Practice
9 Stockwell Rd  London
London
SW9 9AU
Tel: 020 7274 5678

Doctor surgery
Stockwell Group Practice
107 Stockwell Road
London
SW9 9TJ

Police
Brixton Police Station
367 Brixton Road, London SW9 7DD
Phone: 0300 123 1212
Email: AskLambethBoroughCommander@met.police.uk (not for reporting crime)
Opening times: 24 hours 7 days a week

Ferndale Safer Neighbourhods Team
Email: ferndale.snt@met.police.uk
Phone: 020 8721 2774

Post Office
Stockwell post office
225 Clapham Rd 
London
SW9 9BE

Schools
Stockwell primary school
Stockwell Road
London
SW9 9TG
Tel: 020 7274 7687

St Andrews Church of England primary school
Kay Road
London
SW9 9DE
Tel: 02072747012

Electrical recycling

Eighteen specially designed collection banks for small electricals are placed at recycling points across the borough. Anything electrical powered by batteries or a plug that you need to get rid of can be placed into the banks and will be taken for recycling.

The chutes are only 30cm x 25cm so larger items such as TVs and vacuum cleaners still need to be taken to one of the local Reuse and Recycling Centres or booked in for a bulky waste collection.

The 18 locations are:

  • Acre Lane, Brixton (by Tesco), SW2 8EB
  • Barrington Road, shopping parade, SW9 7EH
  • Baylis Road, SE1 7AA
  • Brixton Hill, Junction with Jebb Avenue, SW2 1SD
  • Chapel Road, junction with Knight's Hill, SE27 0TY
  • Crystal Palace Parade, SE19 1UA
  • Hardell Rise, junction with Christchurch Road SW2 3DQ
  • Hotspur Street, junction with Black Prince Road, SE11 6HS
  • Kings Avenue, junction with Clarence Avenue, SW4 8EB
  • Leigham Court Road, Streatham Common end SW16 2QP
  • Norwood Road, near Texaco garage SE27 9AF
  • Sainsbury's Nine Elms, 62 Wandsworth Road, SW8 2LF
  • St Johns Crescent, junction with Brixton Road, SW9 7BZ
  • Streatham High Road, junction with Gracefield Gardens, SW16 2TA
  • Studley Rodd, junction with Binfield Road, SW4 7BZ
  • Telford Avenue, junction with Streatham Hill, SW2 4RB
  • The Pavement, Clapham, SW4 0HZ
  • Windmill Drive, Clapham Common South Side, SW4 9DA

 

The nearest location for residents of Waltham Estate is St Johns Crescent, junction with Brixton Road, SW9 7BZ

Taxi
Cabwise

To find a black cab, simply text HOME to 60835 to get the numbers of black cab ranks in the area you are texting from to your phone.

Alternatively, you can access 7,000 black cabs via just one telephone number - ‘One Number' on 0871 871 8710. This new taxi booking service combines all six of London's radio taxi circuits, allowing you to telephone 24 hours a day if you need to hail a cab.

You can be assured that a licensed, safe black cab has been reserved just for you. All taxis are equipped with sophisticated GPS satellite tracking systems, so locating and dispatching the closest available taxi is completely automatic. You can pay for your journey by cash or card.

Lambeth Taxicard

The Taxicard scheme allows those with severe, permanent mobility problems who cannot use public transport, subsidised rides, at a greatly reduced cost, in licensed black taxicabs which are wheelchair accessible. The scheme offers a 24 hour service, 365 days a year.

The user has to contribute £1.50 for each journey made and the council will pay up to a further £10.80 for each journey made. If the cost of the journey exceeds £12.30 (i.e. your contribution plus the council's contribution), the user has to pay the difference.

The user will also have to pay all normal extras for things such as luggage or travel companions. To apply:
Accessible Transport Unit
Ground Floor, Hopton House, 243a Streatham High Road, London SW16 6EY
Phone: 020 7926 5555
E-mail: accessibletransport@lambeth.gov.uk

Tube
Journey Planner

Stockwell tube station
Brixton tube station
Clapham North
Rail
National Rail
Brixton Station