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Cressingham Gardens Newsletter

The Development Management Team have published the March 2021 Newsletter for Cressingham Gardens Estate and it is available to read here.


  • Development Update
  • Monday Monthly Social Chats
  • Digital Life Skills programme


West London Missions (WLM) are hosting online courses to help you understand your feelings around money and enable you to become more confident with handling your finances.

Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 to 24 March 2021, 11.30 to 1.30pm.

Learn how to:

  • Cut Costs
  • Shop Smart
  • Make a budget that works
  • Deal with Debt

To find out more or book, please contact Abel on 07903 629544 or [email protected]


Trinity Rise

Lambeth Council’s Planning Committee has approved our plans to build 20 new affordable homes on the site currently known as Ropers Walk. The scheme will provide much-needed, affordable family sized homes with a communal landscaped garden for existing and future residents. The proposals also reduce carbon emissions by 80%, exceeding target levels and contributing towards Lambeth Council’s commitment to be carbon neutral by 2030.

Under the Key Guarantees, Lambeth Council will continue to talk to residents living in the homes that will be rebuilt, to secure them a suitable place to live while the rebuilding works happen. The Key Guarantees ensure that all Secure Tenants can move into a new home on the rebuilt estate and that resident homeowners have affordable ways to remain as well. Those who have moved under the Key Guarantees will be prioritised for the new homes at Trinity Rise.

We will keep residents updated on the Trinity Rise development progress through newsletters, posters, events, and email. You can also sign up for email updates for Trinity Rise, and other news about the rebuilding of Cressingham Gardens at: stay_in_touch 

If you have any questions, please let us know by emailing: [email protected]

Hub Refurbishment

Due to Government COVID-19 restrictions, we have not been able to use the hub for Cressingham Gardens Estate. However, this has allowed us to look at ways to refurbish the hub at 8 Longford Walk for its re-opening.

We are hoping to run a range of activities from the hub, and we would appreciate any suggestions you may have for how best the hub could be used. This could be for after school activities or coffee mornings.

If you have a great idea for the use of the hub, then please contact your Resident Engagement Officer, Peter Smith, by phone 07735 725798 or via email [email protected]


Hi residents, this is Edward Ogundele, your Independent Adviser. During this continued period of social distancing 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 07770 883224 or email me at [email protected] 


Update from Lambeth Council:

The Neighbourhood Housing Team recently removed over 22 abandoned vehicles left in Crosby/Longford/Hardel and Ropers Walk’s underground garages. This exercise was carried out with the support of the Safer Neighbourhood Police Unit to offer protection during the removal. The underground parking areas are now safe and clear of abandoned vehicles. We have also improved lighting in the car park to provide reassurance to local residents in the area.


After the successful Brew Monday event on 18 January, your Resident Engagement Officers wish to continue this initiative by having regular monthly events. Residents will have the opportunity to have a chat with us and other residents from all estates over a cuppa.

Our previous event saw residents joining with Homes for Lambeth’s engagement team to chat and connect with other Lambeth residents. We would love for you to join our next monthly Monday social chat! These will be held at 2 to 3 pm on:

  •  Monday, 22 March
  •  Monday, 19 April

Join Zoom Meeting : monthly_social
Meeting ID: 979 9712 4521
Passcode: 341924


Clear Community Web are offering you series of talks and presentations designed to help you feel more confident and informed about the internet. Over the course of the programme we will cover subjects such as your safety online,
how to buy online, accessing services, getting better deals and knowing your rights. These sessions are aimed at residents who are new to the internet or who may want to brush up on their skills and fill in some gaps.

Managing money online

  • Saturday 03 April at 11 am

Using the Lambeth Council Website - Pt 1

  • Saturday 17 April at 11 am

Using the Lambeth Council Website - Pt 2

  • Saturday 01 May at 11am

For more information visit: digitalskills

To join the sessions log in on zoom-details
below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86235083538
Meeting ID: 862 3508 3538

For more information about the sessions, contact Wendy Bohan by phone on 07507 644 645 or [email protected]


Our yoga sessions are continuing every week. We are running sessions that you can listen to and join in with
your phone and others which are on YouTube for you to participate in.

  • Wednesdays at 2 to 3pm (phone / Skype)
  •  Saturdays at 12.30pm (live on YouTube)

For more information, visit: yoga


Online seated yoga (webinar)  Wednesdays (weekly) 2 to 3pm
Digital Life Skills

Saturday 03 April
Saturday 17 April
Saturday 01 May
Yoga at home (live YouTube broadcast)  Saturdays (weekly) 12.30 to 1.30pm
Virtual College  Ongoing Online at your own pace


In partnership with Virtual College, we are offering accredited training to local Lambeth residents who are
affected or impacted by our development plans. All the courses are free to access and can be undertaken in the comfort
of your own home. Upon completion, you will be awarded a certificate with the accreditation body’s logo included.

To register and gain access to the course, please email [email protected]

The courses available are:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Nutrition and hydration
  • Get moving, get healthy
  • Promoting Emotional and Spiritual Wellbeing
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Confidence and Self- Esteem 


  • Self-Assessment and Action Planning for Employability
  • Effective Job Search
  • Completing application forms
  • Writing an effective CV
  • Interview Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Preparing for Work

Digital life: 

  • E-Safety
  • Microsoft Outlook 2016 - three interactive

Home and work:

  • Safeguarding Everyone (level 1)
  • An Introduction to Social Housing
  •  Pre-Tenancy Training for New Residents
  • Introduction to Project Management



I’m Andreia, the new Employability Support Apprentice at Homes for Lambeth. I focus on supporting the Employability team by putting together workshops, presentations and programmes for employability events such as National Apprenticeship Week and National Careers Week.

In my first week at HFL, I delivered a presentation on Employability and Professional Citizenship activities, and I’m so proud of how well it was received by my colleagues. I have a passion for community development and employability, as I care strongly about people matters within and outside the workplace.

I am excited to continue my journey with HFL; my aim is to support as many people as possible who may be looking for employability opportunities in Lambeth. I want to make a real impact on the lives of Lambeth residents.

Andreia Cardoso
Employability Support Apprentice


Peter Smith                                             
Homes for Lambeth Resident
Engagement Officer
Phone:077 357 25798
Email: [email protected]

Dionne Breedy-Anderson
Resident Decant Officer
Phone: 020 7926 6341
[email protected]

Frances Hendrick
Neighbourhood Housing Officer
Phone: 020 7926 1590
Email: [email protected]

Edward Ogundele
Independent Advisor
Phone: 07770 883 224
[email protected]

Buyback Team
Email: [email protected]

Lambeth housing repairs
Phone: 020 7926 6000
Visit: www.lambeth.gov.uk/