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Central Hill Estate Newsletter April 2020

The Development Management Team have published the April 2020 Newsletter for Central Hill Estate and it is available to read here.



Virtual College

We’ve teamed up with Virtual College to offer you a range of online study activities which you can undertake from home. As a resident on one of our estates, there are no costs for you to enrol and undertake any of the courses. A downloadable certificate of completion with the accreditation body’s logo is also included.

The courses available are:


  • Promoting Emotional and Spiritual Wellbeing


  • Nutrition and hydration
  • Get moving, get healthy


  • E-Safety
  • Presentation Skills

To find out more and enrol, visit engage.homesforlambeth.co.uk/virtual_college


Online Yoga

Our yoga sessions are continuing every week with qualified instructor Claire Hawkins. We  are running sessions that you can listen to and join in with (for phone users) and others which are video sessions to watch and participate in (Skype / YouTube);

  • Wednesdays at 2pm (phone / Skype)
  • Saturdays at 12.30pm (live on YouTube)

For more information visit: engage.homesforlambeth.co.uk/yoga


WellBeing Sessions

We are offering monthly wellbeing sessions  in July and August. The session-based discussions offer callers a chance to talk about any worries or concerns relating to the Covid 19 epidemic and think about ways of gaining an improved sense of wellbeing.

Sessions will run from 1 to 2pm on:

  • Friday 10 July
  • Friday 07 August

The sessions are facilitated by qualified counsellor, Denise Richards.

To join call 0207 926 9118 and then dial 5222677 when prompted. For more information visit engage.homesforlambeth.co.uk/wellbeing


Drama Sessions for Young People

We have teamed up with the Blue Elephant Theatre Company to offer hour long drama sessions to our young residents during the summer holidays. Activities will focus on games and drama activities for 7 to 13 year olds while sessions for young people aged 14+ will focus on themed drama techniques.

Children aged 7-10

Wednesdays, 10.30 - 11.30am

  • 22 July
  • 29 July
  • 05 August


Children aged 11-13


Wednesdays, 12.30 - 1.30pm

  • 22 July
  • 29 July
  • 05 August


Children aged 14+


Thursdays, 5.30 - 6.30pm

  • 23 July
  • 30 July
  • 06 August

To join call 0207 926 9118 and then dial 5222677 or join online by visiting:



Craft Club

Craft Club is up and running! The six-week programme of sessions run by a local volunteer resident are on Thursdays from 10am to 12pm. An enjoyable

activity to take part in, either on your own or as a family, we can post out a pack of materials to you to get you started.

During the sessions we will focus on card crafting and bookmarks.To find out more visit engage.homesforlambeth.co.uk/craft_club


Independent Advisors Update

Hi, this is Pamela your Independent Resident Advisor from PPCR. Recently I’ve attended some of the online project group meetings coordinated by HfL so am keeping up to date on what’s happening on Central Hill even though I haven’t actually been on the estate since March.

I will continue to support residents with advice about the regeneration, and other works on the estate. I hope it won’t be too long before

I can be back at the Resource Centre for our drop-in sessions. Do get in touch if you need information or support, that’s what we’re here for.

You can call me on 07966 595 527 or email me at [email protected]


Resident Engagement

Join the Resident Project Group

From September the group will meet monthly – hopefully face to face, but if not meetings will continue online, to discuss the rebuilding of the estate. Although not a decision-making body the group can ask questions about the rebuilding of the estate which affects you.

If you would like more details and want to be involved in the group, please contact: [email protected]

A fond farewell…

Reverend Jonathan Croucher from Christ Church is stepping down as the Chair of the Resident Project Group. We thank him for his hard work, patience and humour over the last five years.


ESOL Classes

English for speakers of other languages classes are underway. Please share with friends and family who may benefit.

Working with the Stockwell Partnership, our ESOL classes are on Tuesday evenings from  6 to 7pm. The sessions will focus on topics that residents want to discuss and the ways in which they wish to improve on their language skills.To find out more and sign up, visit engage.homesforlambeth.co.uk/esol for these friendly and relaxed classes.


Phone Drop-Ins

Your resident drop-in sessions are continuing- just not in person!

For our July and August sessions, please use the following information to access the weekly ‘phone drop-ins’ with Abdi and Maxine.

Tuesdays from 1 to 2pm

  • Join by phone on: 020 7926 9118
  • Conference ID: 5222677


Teatime Talks

To complement our regular phone drop-ins we are co-ordinating one-to-one sessions for you to have private conversations with me, Maxine - your resident engagement officer.

We can call you if you provide a contact number and time convenient for you to talk. You can find my contact details on the next page.


Indicative Development Timeline

As a Central Hill resident, this timeline provides an overview of the year ahead. We will keep you up to date of the different aspects of the programme as they arise, or if these timescales change.


Development Update

Proposed development for Roman Rise

The application to rebuild the site at Roman Rise is now being considered by Lambeth’s Planning Department, prior to the Planning Committee deciding on the scheme. There is no date for   this committee meeting yet. The Roman Rise development will be the first new homes for secure tenants and resident homeowners on Central Hill as part of the council and Homes for Lambeth’s Key Guarantees, which can be found: engage.homesforlambeth.co.uk/key_guarantees

Have your Say

You still have time to comment on the proposed Roman Rise scheme by visiting Lambeth’s Planning Portal up to the planning committee date.

Use the link below and enter 20/01480/FUL

https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/planning-and- building-control/planning-applications/search- planning-applications

What is a Masterplan?

Architects and other consultants will work with you to develop an outline plan for the whole estate, this may include things such as looking at the number of additional homes, community requirements and how the rebuilding will be phased over time.

It is anticipated this process will take approximately 18 months. This will then be submitted for planning approval.

New homes

Before moving into your new home, a review of housing costs will be made available – giving rents, annual service charges and estimated utility costs.

A key feature of your new, well insulated home will be the use of technology to re-use heat.

Smart, ecological and cozy!


Your Homes for Lambeth 


My name is Maxine Igbinedion. I am your new resident engagement officer for Central Hill. My responsibility is to share information, respond to your queries and co-ordinate engagement activities with you. I will be your first point of call and my job includes working together with you to make the development process more understandable. I’ll also let you know what’s going to happen and when possible, respond to your needs.

I have a local authority background working within capital works and rebuild projects where my role has been to improve performance, scrutiny and build partnerships.

I’ve worked with other similar organisations such as L&Q, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Vinci.

I remember my teacher, saying I would not amount to much. However, I have gone on to write and produce award-winning community drama and film projects that have brought me right into the Houses of Parliament.

I am passionate about creating excellent resident support and look forward to liaising with you to explore what other activities and opportunities we can develop together.

Maxine Igbinedion [email protected] 07588 561771


Key Contacts

If you have any questions about the upcoming changes and development on the estate, please contact:
Abdi Duale – Resident Engagement Officer
Tel: 07565 201303
Email: [email protected]

For current housing related issues, please contact:
Dominic Boisson – Neighbourhood Housing officer
Tel: 020 7926 1671
Email: [email protected]

For any estate moving questions please contact:
Paul Gordon – Decant officer
Phone: 020 7926 0385
Email: [email protected]

To discuss any issues relating to your residency and the processes of tenancy change, please contact:
Pamela Kovachich – Independent Advisor
Phone: 07966 595 527
Email: [email protected]

[email protected] 

Lambeth housing repairs
Phone: 020 7926 6000
Visit: www.lambeth.gov.uk/council-tenants-and-homeowners/repairs-and-health-and-safety/request-a-housing-repair