Regeneration: Avenue Road Estate, Leytonstone

Avenue Road Estate Buildings

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Background

The Avenue Road estate was built in the early 1960s to help solve the severe housing shortage after the Second World War

The blocks of flats on the estate were built using Bisson concrete panels, which was a quick way of building which helped to solve the housing shortage at that time.

Maintenance costs on the estate are high and the flats don’t meet the modern standards we would expect to provide for our tenants.

What is happening when?

  • May to August 2019: Each household living on the estate is asked to complete a Housing Needs Survey so we know what accommodation they require Building Condition Surveys are taking place.
  • July 2019: Gas supply is capped off to prevent gas being used in the flats.
  • 11 July 2019: Waltham Forest Cabinet received a report and decided to allocate funding, so an options study can be done on the future of the estate. Read full details in the report.
  • Winter 2019: Options discussed with residents
  • February 2020: Waltham Forest Cabinet receives report on options for the future of the estate

Community Events

On Wednesday 21 August 2019, 3pm to 7pm, an Estate Day is planned which will include fun activities for local families as well as the opportunity to ask questions of Housing Management Officers.

Residents are being invited to help organise this event and if you have ideas on what should happen please contact Housing Engagement Officer, Julie Haughton

Residents’ Action Group

Council officers regularly attend the Residents’ Action Group meetings to keep people up to date on what is happening. The meetings are open to all residents and are held at the Nexus Centre, 3 Snowberry Close, Leytonstone, E15 2AH from 6.30pm until 8pm.
 
The next meeting is on Thursday 01 August 2019.

There are four new noticeboards outside the blocks that the group will be displaying information.

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Keeping you informed

Every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am until 1pm and from 2pm to 4pm Housing Officers are at the Nexus Centre, 3 Snowberry Close, Leytonstone, E15 2AH so you can drop in with any questions you want answering.

Follow us on Twitter using #AvenueRoadEstate

 
More information is available from:
  • Waltham Forest Council’s Housing Regeneration Officer, Dianne Obichere 
  • Waltham Forest Council’s Housing Engagement Officer, Julie Haughton 
  • Waltham Forest Council’s Stakeholder Relations and Community Engagement Manager, Keith Brown