AGM Minutes

Agenda – TRA meeting, Wednesday 27th March 2019, 7pm


Emmanuel Malm – Hackney Homes

Lisa Linpower, Chair – Dorchester Court

Maria Savito, Treasurer – Dorset Court

Fran Bennett, Secretary – Dorset Court

Cordelia Harwood – Blandford Court

Natalie Moss – Portland Court

Raymond Subratie – Dorset Court

Alasdair O’Hare – Portland Court

Simeon Bennett – Dorset Court

David Turton – Blandford Court

Pat Turton – Blandford Court

Maria Sanchez – Stratton Court

Linda Toigo – Stratton Court

AGM part of the meeting:

  • The Minutes of the last meeting were approved

  • Lisa delivered the Chairs report, and Maria delivered the Treasurers report

  • The new committee were proposed and elected:

  • Lisa re-elected as Chair

  • Maria re-elected as Treasurer. She highlighted that we have £7000+ in the bank account so we have a lot of opportunity to hold community events over the next year.

  • Nikki re-elected as Vice-Chair

  • Fran re-elected as Secretary

  • Natalie volunteered as Panel Representative

  • Others present all agreed to be co-opted as Members of the TRA

General part of the meeting:


  • Check for any update on superhostel application (EM)

  • If you can’t attend the walkabout, send any specific estate improvement ideas to (all)

  • Advise on whether/how we could get a survey translated into Turkish (EM)

  • Get resident events survey sent round to whole estate (FB)

  • Arrange jet wash for drains on upstairs balcony esp outside 30 Dorset Court (EM)

  • Review whether more helpful signage on which block is which could be done, during walkabout (EM/FB)

  • Look into fixing unlatched trapdoor above 59 Blandford Court (EM)

1. Update on actions from last meeting. Actions were:

  • Chase communal repair team again, and investigate other solutions, re bin doors on Blandford and between Dorset/Stratton (EM) – This has been raised and should be fixed in April.

  • Chase Sean re meeting about funding application (EM) – Meeting completed.

  • Chase mirror on stairs which was supposed to be installed after the last walkabout (EM) – Hackney Homes want to review this at the walkabout in April to decide where and whether to put this.

  • Check whether pram shed doors coming loose from brickwork is users’ or council’s responsibility (EM) – This is users’ responsibility.

  • Contact Katie Cross re community cooking event (FB) – Done.

  • Draft a survey/update/advert for community events (NM) – Done. Copy below, which was discussed at the meeting

2. Any other updates from Hackney Homes (EM)

Hackney are becoming increasingly strict and concerned about flammable items on balconies – they may start to say that we can’t have plastic flowerpots on balconies or outside front doors.

It was suggested that if this happens, the TRA could use some of its spare funds to offer to replace existing plastic pots with non-flammable alternatives.

There will be a walkabout on 24th April at 11.15am where residents can suggest estate improvements to Hackney Homes staff.

All the pramsheds have now been reviewed and properly allocated by Emmanuel, there is only one without a known owner now.

3. Comments on residents’ survey (NM / LL)

We discussed the draft residents’ survey and agreed we’d be happy to send it round for paper or online completion. Thanks to Natalie for drafting. We would like to translate it into Turkish as well in order to include more residents.

4. Big Lunch planning (TO / LL)

This is coming up in a few months – Lisa will send an email round to start getting people together to arrange it.

5. Any other business (All)

  • The drain on the walkway outside 30 Dorset Court (and probably other similar drains) is blocking frequently and needs a proper clean with a jet wash

  • A fence on the back of a Blandford Court garden has completely fallen down. EM says he is aware and dealing withit.

  • The trapdoor above 59 Blandford has been left open and is banging in the wind. EM will investigate.

  • Having frequent problems with poor signage on the estate and lost delivery people – the only map is at the corner of St Peters Way which is not a common route into the estate. To review at walkabout.

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