Latest updates

Join us for the major works open air events 

Don’t forget to book your slot at the open air events to hear about the major works including appointing the contractors, timelines, new radiators designs and more:

Blashford residents – Friday 23 July, from 2.30pm to 7pm

Bray, Burnham, Dorney and Taplow residents – Saturday 24 July, from 10am to 4pm

Book your place here

Both events have been organised with and approved by our public health team and there will be safety measures in place to keep everyone safe and to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The events are wheelchair accessible and if you have additional language needs please let us know.

Email us

Help us choose the right contractor for your estate

We are looking for two Chalcots residents to join the resident procurement panel for the Bray, Burnham, Dorney and Taplow major works project. You’ll be a part of evaluating the tenders and the contractor interviews to help us choose a contractor with a strong focus on resident engagement.

If you’re a council tenant or leaseholder living at the Chalcots Estate, with experience or knowledge of contractor standards, building quality control requirements and procurement, and can commit to an average of two days per month, we want to hear from you.

This is a really important role which will help shape the future of your estate and make sure residents’ voices are heard in the procurement process.

To apply, email Oonah (independent resident engagement advisor) outlining why you would like to be involved and what experience you would bring to the panel by midnight on Friday 20 August.

Role profile

Terms of reference

Apply here

Blashford procurement – the final stages in choosing the right contractor

We interviewed three contractors whose tenders met our requirements for the ‘design and build’ contract at Blashford. Members of the resident procurement panel were part of the interviews to evaluate the contractors’ resident focused approach.

We will recommend the chosen contractor to Councillor Apak, Cabinet Member for Better Homes, at the Single Member Decision on Thursday 29 July where Councillor Apak will approve or reject the recommendation – if approved, the contractor will be appointed in August.

Bray, Burnham, Dorney and Taplow procurement – shortlisting the contractors

We have evaluated the expressions of interest from contractors with the resident procurement panel, looking particularly at their relevant project experience and their approach to resident engagement.

We will invite the successful contractors to tender on Friday 16 July. The contractors will return their tenders on Friday 10 September and we expect to appoint the chosen contractor in November 2021.

Chalcots legal proceedings

We told you in May that we were approaching mediation, as part of the legal proceedings against the contractors involved in the Chalcots PFI refurbishment in 2006-2009. Mediation is an attempt to settle the legal proceedings without the expense of a trial. The mediation began in June and didn’t reach a conclusion that was satisfactory to us.

The Council is still open to potentially settling the case through mediation if it is possible and in the best interests of the Council, however we intend to recover as much of our costs as possible, whether this is at the mediation or, if necessary, at trial.

Although we may not be able to share all details because of legal constraints, we will keep you updated on the progress of the legal proceedings as much as we can.

Get the Chalcots News by email

It’s now easier than ever to keep track of the major works updates with Chalcots eNews. Over 300 households are now receiving their newsletter by email – you can get yours by email too.

Sign up here 

You can move home with the Local Lettings Plan (LLP)

Any council tenant with a housing need can search and bid for another council home across Camden, but the LLP gives Chalcots tenants the highest priority to bid for empty homes when they become available on the Chalcots Estate.

Over the last few months, we have started preparing a number of empty properties on the estate, some have already been advertised and more will be available very soon.

We have recently changed how often we advertise homes – it is now twice a week, Monday to Wednesday and Friday to Sunday. There might not always be homes available on the estate but keep checking as we are adding homes as soon as they are ready.

Search for available properties here

Blashford

Speak to your quality inspector 

Our quality inspectors visit the estate to carry out fire safety checks every two weeks, and to oversee any activity related to the major works. You can always contact your quality inspector with questions or concerns about fire safety or the major works.

Your quality inspector is Tim Lowe.

Call Tim on 020 7974 1312

Email Tim

Bray

Speak to your quality inspector 

Our quality inspectors visit the estate to carry out fire safety checks every two weeks, and to oversee any activity related to the major works. You can always contact your quality inspector with questions or concerns about fire safety or the major works.

Your quality inspector is Kirk King.

Call Kirk on 020 7974 2693 or 07971 747 577

Email Kirk 

Burnham

Speak to your quality inspector 

Our quality inspectors visit the estate to carry out fire safety checks every two weeks, and to oversee any activity related to the major works. You can always contact your quality inspector with questions or concerns about fire safety or the major works.

Your quality inspector is James Johnson.

Call James on 020 7974 4948

Email James 

Dorney

Speak to your quality inspector 

Our quality inspectors visit the estate to carry out fire safety checks every two weeks, and to oversee any activity related to the major works. You can always contact your quality inspector with questions or concerns about fire safety or the major works.

Your quality inspector is Johannes Crueger.

Call Johannes on 020 7974 5342 or 07825 906 826

Email Johannes 

 

Taplow

Speak to your quality inspector 

Our quality inspectors visit the estate to carry out fire safety checks every two weeks, and to oversee any activity related to the major works. You can always contact your quality inspector with questions or concerns about fire safety or the major works.

Your quality inspector is Tim Lowe.

Call Tim on 020 7974 1312

Email Tim

Damp and condensation

If you have damp or mould, please get in touch with us as soon as possible so that we can help you.

Report damp in your home

What is damp?

There are three main types of damp – condensation, rising damp and penetrating damp. Condensation is the most common type of damp. Rising damp and penetrating damp are rarer and caused by structural problems, particularly in some of our older buildings. Rising or penetrating damp always needs to be resolved by our repairs team.

Contact us to report the following signs:

  • Flaking plaster
  • Peeling paint and wallpaper
  • Damaged skirting boards
  • Flooring lifting up
  • Crumbling bricks
  • A musty smell
  • Damp patches on ceilings or walls
  • Damp patches that darken when it rains.

What is condensation?

Condensation is moisture that forms water droplets on cold surfaces: on windows, in bathrooms, kitchens or in corners of rooms, or behind cupboards and wardrobes. Cooking, baths, showers and drying clothes inside can add extra moisture to the air, making more condensation.

There are ways that you can manage or improve condensation in your home – and small changes can make a big difference:

Ventilate your home

  • Open your windows at least once a day to let fresh air in and let warm moisture out.
  • Close kitchen and bathroom doors when cooking and using the bath or shower, even if you’ve got an extractor fan.
  • Open windows when using a tumble dryer or make sure the hose goes outside.
  • Clear and clean your vents and extractor fans. Make sure your vents are not blocked by furniture and regularly dust vents and extractor fans. 
  • If you have trickle vents on your window frames, make sure they’re in the open position.

Minimise moisture 

  • Use the thermostat to control your heating – it will help you to heat your home more evenly, using low level heating all day, rather than quick blasts. This should also reduce your heating bills.
  • Cover your pans when cooking to stop steam from escaping and switch on your extractor fan
  • Dry washing outside or put it in the bathroom, open the window or turn on the extractor fan and close the door
  • Wipe condensation off in the bathroom or kitchen with a towel, cloth or a squeegee every day to help prevent mould from growing.
  • Move furniture away from walls and radiators.

Find out more

There is more information in the 'keeping your home free from damp and condensation' leaflet below. If you’re concerned about damp in your council home, contact us as soon as possible so we can help.

Download leaflet 

Resident support

Chalcots contact team

The Chalcots contact team are here to answer any questions you have. Our working hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Call us on 020 7974 4444 (option 7)

Email us 

Neighbourhood housing officers

Your neighbourhood housing officers are:

Ramona Damiean - call Ramona on 020 7974 6609

Email Ramona 

Dele Adewumi - call Dele on 020 7974 6766

Email Dele

Major works meet-ups

Join our monthly virtual meetings to find out more about the major works project, ask questions and share your views. All Chalcots residents are welcome to join. 

How to join

On the day of the meeting you want to join, click on the link below - you'll be able to join from 10 minutes before the meet-up starts. 

Click here to join on the day

Upcoming meet-ups:

June

June's meet-up will now take place on Thursday 1 July - we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 

July

Date: Thursday 1 July (this meeting has been rescheduled from Thursday 24 June)

Time: 7pm (join from 6.50pm)

Theme:  Procurement updates, resident initiatives, achievements and how to get involved

 

Date: Tuesday 27 July

Time: 7pm (join from 6.50pm)

Theme: Procurement – tender progress and next steps

August

No virtual meetings will take place in August.

September

Date: Thursday 30 September

Time: 7pm (join from 6.50pm)

Theme: Contract award, updates and the resident offer 

October

Date: Tuesday 26 October

Time: 7pm (join from 6.50pm)

Theme: The major works programme, methods of works and site set up 

November

Date: Thursday 25 November

Time: 7pm (join from 6.50pm)

Theme: Show flats and the approach to the works.

Newsletter archives

Previous Chalcots News and letters

15 July 2021 Chalcots News

10 June 2021 Chalcots News

14 May 2021 Chalcots News

15 April 2021 Letter to residents: damp and mould at the Chalcots Estate 

April 2021 Chalcots News

March 2021 Chalcots News

February 2021 Chalcots News

January 2021 Chalcots News

December 2020 Chalcots News

November 2020 Chalcots News

October 2020 Chalcots News

September 2020 Chalcots News

Friday 3 June 2020  Letter to residents: taking down the hoardings and scaffolding

Tuesday 11 June 2020 Letter to residents: window repairs 

Friday 29 May 2020 Letter to residents: the way forward webinar invitation 

Thursday 14 May 2020 Letter to residents: Cabinet's decision 

Thursday 7 May 2020 Letter to residents: major works contract Q&A

May 2020 Letter to residents: major works Cabinet report 

Wednesday 29 April 2020 Letter to residents: an update on the major works contract 

Friday 3 April 2020 Chalcots News

Friday 20 March 2020 Chalcots News

Friday 6 March 2020 Chalcots News

Friday 21 February 2020 Chalcots News

Friday 7 February 2020 Chalcots News

Friday 24 January 2020 Chalcots News

Friday 10 January 2020 Chalcots News

Friday 20 December 2019 Chalcots News

Friday 13 December 2019 Chalcots News

Friday 29 November 2019 Chalcots News

Friday 15 November 2019 Chalcots News

Friday 1 November 2019 Chalcots News

Friday 4 October 2019 Chalcots News

Friday 20 September 2019 Chalcots News

Friday 6 September 2019 Chalcots News

Friday 23 August 2019 Chalcots News

Friday 9 August 2019 Chalcots News

Friday 26 July 2019 Chalcots News

Current programme of surveys and tests by block

Friday 12 July 2019 Chalcots News

Friday 28 June 2019 Chalcots News

Monday 17 June 2019 Chalcots News

Friday 31 May 2019 Chalcots News

Friday 17 May 2019 Chalcots News

Thursday 18 April 2019 Chalcots News

Thursday 11 April 2019 Chalcots News

Friday 5 April 2019 Chalcots News

Friday 29 March 2019 Chalcots News 

Friday 22 March 2019 Chalcots News

Friday 8 March 2019 Chalcots News

Friday 22 February 2019 Chalcots News

Friday 8 February 2019 Chalcots News

Friday 25 January 2019 Chalcots News

Friday 11 January 2019 Chalcots News

Friday 21 December 2018 Chalcots News

Friday 7 December 2018 Chalcots News

Friday 23 November 2018 Chalcots News

Friday 9 November 2018 Chalcots News

Friday 26 October 2018 Chalcots News

Friday 12 October 2018 Chalcots News

Friday 28 September 2018 Chalcots News

Chalcots Works Group notes

Read through notes and actions from Chalcots Works Group (CWG) meetings

8 July 2020 CWG notes and actions

24 June 2020 CWG notes and actions

17 June 2020 CMG notes and actions

Cllr Apak’s email to CWG members dated 01/10/20

3 June 2020 CWG notes and actions

20 May 2020 CWG Group notes and actions

6 May 2020 CWG Group notes and actions

25 March 2020 CWG Group notes and actions

18 March 2020 CWG notes and actions

11 March 2020 CWG Group notes and actions

4 March 2020 CWG Group notes and actions

Wednesday 26 February 2020 - Chalcots Works Group notes and actions

Wednesday 19 February 2020 - Chalcots Works Group notes and actions
Wednesday 12 February 2020 - Chalcots Works Group notes and actions

Wednesday 8 January 2020 - Chalcots Works Group notes and actions

Wednesday 18 December 2019 - Chalcots Works Group notes and actions

Wednesday 4 December - Chalcots Works Group notes and actions and Journey of the windows decision document

Wednesday 27 November 2019 - Chalcots Works Group notes and actions

Thursday 7 November 2019 - Chalcots Works Group notes and actions

Thursday 31 October 2019 - Chalcots Works Group notes and actions

Wednesday 23 October 2019 - Chalcots Works Group notes and actions

Wednesday 16 October 2019 - Chalcots Works Group notes and actions

Thursday 3 October 2019 - Chalcots Works Group notes and actions

Wednesday 25 September 2019 - Chalcots Works Group notes and actions

Wednesday 31 July 2019 - Chalcots Works Group notes and actions

Wednesday 17 July 2019 - Chalcots Works Group notes and actions

Wednesday 10 July 2019 - Chalcots Works Group notes and actions

Wednesday 26 June 2019 - Chalcots Works Group notes and actions