MINUTES Feb 2006
Columbia Tenants Association
Minutes of Meeting held on the 6th February 2006
Those present see signing in sheet.
In attendance: Cllr. O’Flaherty
Apologies: Cllr.Alexander, Kathy Hampsted, Vernon Corea
Minutes of last meeting: Agreed
Matters arising: Dunmore Point – entry door still needs
adjusting. Andy to get contractors round
again. Youths still hanging round the block;
Tiles in James Hammet still coming away. Andy has asked
that all tiles be replaced. Cllr O’Flaherty to follow up.
Both lifts still a problem at George Loveless
Lights adjacent to estate office/Sivill house still not on.
Suggestion that lights be restored but toned so that don’t
shine into residents windows
Dunmore Point: What is the Community building being used
The painters are storing their paint there and
also a Women’s group is using it.
If anyone wants to use this facility they should
should get in touch with the housing office.
Problem with bulk rubbish. There was a space
originally built for this storage but being used
for other storage.
When is ventilation shaft being fixed as this
operates bathroom ventilation?
Cuff Point: Signs still not put up with regard to bikes
being chained to railings
Removal of asbestos on the ceiling are they
going to make good. Are they also checking the
cupboards. All doors still sticking & have
Glass panel still not replaced on 7th floor
Damp in bathroom ,kitchen window No 7 – Andy
will raise order for inspection
Tiles are being replaced by contractors, but
colours are odd
Pelter odd: Water pressure at No1 too low.
Roof hatch is still not water tight
Lights out on stairs
Pelter evens: Asbestos being taken out and left everywhere
Open lights not being re-instated.
Highways are coming out tonight to check lights
Sivill House: Young people hanging around spitting – need to
Contact safer neighbourhood team.
Internal lights not coming on at same time
No 24 noisy water intake.
General low gas pressure
James Hammet: Paint store has been locked up. Using under
No15 to dump rubbish/ tyres and major bulk
There is fear of a fire starting, older resident
Not enough bins/collection for the amount of
There was supposed to be a budget set aside
some years ago for improvement to chutes.
Pizza place is using back entrance for unloading
blocking residents access
Area now being used by prostitute.
Under age sex happening
Is Bulk rubbish still being collected?
There is still a free collection from the council
this has to be booked.
James Brine: No 31 damp on back bedroom had appointment
No one turned up as yet
Old Market Sq: Youth hanging round junction Columbia Road
causing problems. Cul-de-sac where garages are
rubbish & youths
George Loveless: Condensation No 10. Also suffering noise
nuisance from upstairs
Are Caretakers responsible for reporting bulk rubbish?
Andy said that they are supposed to.
Police called in and several tenants went to talk to them
Mr.Pattiki commented on the waste of money being spent on consultants
and other tings such as painting rubbish bins when vandals come round and mess it up again. Anti-social petition on hold at the moment will be collection more signatures later.
Several questions were asked as to the following;
• What kind of TRA do we want?
• Does it just deal with bricks & mortar?
• Usage of estate building for community use
• What money does the TRA have?
• Suggestions that we should have a sub-group to deal with community matters.
Pam &Katrina explained that there would be a leaflet/newsletter sent to all residents concerning the forthcoming Annual General meeting. The constitution will be sent with this, and form for any nominations for officers and committee; any amendments and discussion for the way forward should be made at that meeting
Bob Potter informed the meeting that summonses are being sent to leaseholders with regard to outstanding service charges, they are saying that hearing do not need the leaseholder present, this is misleading and all leaseholders involved should seek advice.
Lots of issues with regard to Guinness withdrawal from the estate office.
Andy and Cllr O’Flaherty reiterated the Councils explanation that the housing choice process will continue after the council elections. Guinness staff has therefore been deployed to other jobs until that time.
Mildmay site is going to planning in April; this could be an agenda item for the AGM in April.
Website will shortly have the constitution and minutes added
Next meeting Monday 6th March 2006 at 6.30