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Cressingham Gardens Newsletter

The Development Management Team have published the July 2020 Newsletter for Cressingham Gardens 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 residents,

This is Edward Ogundele, your Independent Adviser.

During this continued period of lockdown I will be available to advise residents on how to get involved in the regeneration process or get independent advice on how the regeneration will affect you.

You can call me on 0777 0883224 or email me at [email protected]


Resident Engagement

New Resident Engagement Officer

From 01 June we welcome Margaret Amadi as your new Resident Engagement Officer (REO). Abdi Duale has been your REO since January and is moving into another position at Homes for Lambeth as Communications & Events Officer.

Resident Engagement Panel

We’d like to start a resident engagement panel (REP) for Cressingham Gardens Estate. REPs are an important part of how HfL would like to engage with you and all those included in the changes on the estate. Each REP is different depending on the estate, its issues and opportunities.

So, why not become a REP member? For more information contact Margaret on 07588 476470 or [email protected]

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 Margaret.

Wednesdays from 11am to 12pm;

  • Join by phone on: 020 7926 9118
  • Conference ID: 7188349


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, Margaret - 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 further down the page.

Join In




Tuesdays (weekly)

6 to 7pm

ESOL sessions

Wednesdays (weekly)

3 to 4pm

Online seated yoga (webinar)

Wednesdays (weekly)

4 to 5pm

Resident phone drop-ins (webinar)

Thrusdays (weekly)

10am to 2pm

Craft Club

Friday 10 July and Friday 07 August

1 to 2pm

Wellbeing sessions

Saturdays (weekly)

12.30 to 1.30pm

Yoga at home (live YouTube broadcast)


Online at your own pace

Virtual College


Development Update

Our online consultation event for the new homes at Trintiy Rise took place on the 17 and 18 April.

If you missed them, you can catch up on www.trinityrise.site/thanksforcoming. Your feedback would be welcome!

The planning application proposes 20 affordable homes, 14 will be available under council level rent, and six will be under shared ownership the application is to be submitted in July 2020. As part of the planning determination period, the Council’s planning department will also be consulting with you and local stakeholders.

The Masterplan design and consultation process is to commence later this year.


Your Homes For Lambeth


My name is Margaret Amadi. I am the new Resident Engagement Officer for Westbury Estate. My career has been in the housing sector for 12 years. My previous work with vulnerable tenants kept me working hard to ensure that their homes and circumstances were respected. Some astonishing property developments and financial outcomes for my past residents as a result, stand amongst my proudest professional moments.

I am known as a creative due to my interest and participation in poetry. I hope that my creativity filters into the role so we can generate stronger cohesion between Homes for Lambeth and residents on the estate.

Since arriving in this post, I have already seen what has been put in place.

The care and attention shown towards the needs of the residents is something that I admire and aspired to be a part of before I was chosen for this role.

When it comes to welfare reform, regeneration, tenant rights and any other area that will benefit the community - I want to be involved.

I welcome questions and suggestions. If there is something I do not know, I will do my best to find the answer or find the person who does.

I look forward to getting to know you and the estate community.


Margaret Amadi [email protected] 07588 476 470


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:
Emmanuel Okunola – Neighbourhood Housing officer
Phone: 07949 158 107
Email: [email protected]

For any estate moving questions please contact:
Dionne Breedy-Andreson – Decant officer
Phone: 07720 042 072
Email: [email protected]

To discuss any issues relating to your residency and the processes of tenancy change, please contact:
Edward OgundeleIndependent Advisor
Phone: 07770 883224
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