REMINDER – AGM on Monday

A gentle reminder that our Annual General meeting (AGM) will be held on Monday (1st October) in the tenants hall. The meeting starts at 7:00pm with refreshments available from 6:30pm

The meeting will discuss a number of current issues on the estate – rent increases, anti-social behaviour and repairs are already on the agenda – and there will be an opportunity to ask Peabody representatives about any other issues that affect our community.

There will also be an election for a Residents’ Committee for the next 12 months. The RA Committee are always looking for new members – the time commitment is not too much and you will have an opportunity to shape future services on our estate and in the local area. If you would like more information about what being on the RA Committee involves, please e-mail Steve Smith on cumberlandmarketra@hotmail.co.uk  Please attend on Monday and volunteer your time.

 We hope to see you on Monday

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Police Helicopter in Regent’s Park – 6th October at 10:30am

The Metropolitan Police helicopter – India 99 – will land in Regent’s Park at 10:30am on 6th October. It’s a chance to have a closer look at the helicopter, to meet the crew and ask them questions about their job.

The current plan is that the helicopter will land on the rugby pitches in the area of the park closest to our estate but this could be subject to a last minute change because of operational reasons.

To get up to date information on what India 99 is up to and the type of incidents they get called out to, you can follow them on: https://twitter.com/MPSinthesky

Crown Kids Website

The Residents Association have been contacted by John Jeffries who used to live on the estate.

He’s asked us to let people know about a website that was set up a few years ago reminiscing about people who grew up on the estate and, similar to our website, details some of the history of the area in a series of old photographs.

If you would like to look at this site and  and check out what our estate was like many years ago and what people got up to, please go to http://www.crownflats.co.uk John advises that you turn up your speakers and listen to the music.

West Euston Ability Bikes

West Euston Ability Bikes is a scheme organised by the West Euston Partnership (W.E.P.) to enable local people with disabilities or limited mobility to be ridden on a range of adapted bikes around Regent’s Park. 

This Ability Bike scheme takes place on Saturday mornings from 10.00am to 1.00pm in the Inner Circle of Regent’s Park, NW1 4NR.

To help this happen volunteers are also required. Family members, friends and others interested in supporting this project would be very welcome and training will be given to get bikes ready for riders, accompany riders and other tasks to help develop West Euston Ability Bikes.

If you would like more information about using this facility or would like to volunteer to help out, please call or e-mail: 020 7388 6007 ext 203 or bikes@westeuston.org (079 6039 4925 on the day)

Macmillan Cancer Appeal

Every year the Macmillan Cancer Charity organises the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ and events are held up and down the country to raise money.

This year, the Cumberland Market Residents Association and the Peabody housing office in Camberley House are jointly holding a coffee morning in the Tenants Hall to raise money for the Macmillan charity appeal.

Tea, coffee, cake and other refreshments will be available, admission is free and donations are voluntary.

The Coffee Morning will be held on Friday, 28th September in the Tenants Hall between 9.30am – 11.30am.

If you’re around at this time, why not drop by and help us raise money for this very worthwhile cause? All donations received will go to the Macmillan Cancer Chairty.

Residents Association AGM – Monday, 1st October

The Residents Association will be holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday, 1st October starting at 7.00pm. (refreshments available from 6.30pm)

This meeting will receive a report from the RA Committee on what has happened over the last year and what is planned for our estate in the future. Ross Houston from the Peabody housing office in Camberley House will also be attending the meeting to answer any questions you may have or points you would like to make – please try to attend. The meeting is open to anyone living on the Cumberland Market estate.

The AGM will also receive a written report from our Auditors (Voluntary Action Camden) as well as elect a new RA Committee for the next 12 months. If you would like to serve on our new Committee just turn up on the night. If you would like some information on what being on a residents committee is like and what you might be expected to do or how much time you might need to commit, please e-mail Steve Smith, RA Chair, on CumberlandMarketRA@hotmail.co.uk. for further details.

It’s your estate and your community, please attend the meeting and support your residents association in making our estate a better place to live.

Healthy Hearts Exercise Class

Back by popular demand…………………..exercise classes funded by Peabody and run by Camden Council’s Active Health team, they are open to anyone of retirement age or for others with limited mobility.

The ‘Healthy Hearts’ exercise class starts next week (Thursday, 13th September) at 2pm in the tenants hall.

There’s no need to book up in advance, just turn up before the class starts and speak to the instructor.

The Healthy Hearts exercise classes were first held earlier in the year and the Residents Association (RA) received very good feedback from those who attended. The RA have received funding for these classes to run at least until the end of April 2013.