Meeting Dates

 

 

This autumn we have two events, one held jointly with the other London tenant organisations and one to focus on housing co-op/management issues.


Autumn LFHC Discussion Forum

Saturday 24th November 2018 10am – 1pm
Boardroom 1, Unite Office, 33-37 Moreland St, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 8BB


This forum will discuss the progress that co-ops are making in developing new housing and also what mutual support is needed to help us maintain the co-ops we have.

 

  • Updates on progress by groups developing new housing and what lessons can be learned.
  • Could co-ops learn from NW Housing Co-op and benefit from organising and buying management and repair services together ? – both to improve services and reduce costs.

 

 

Making the Green Paper Work for Us – Housing Conference


SATURDAY - 20th OCTOBER 2018 from 9:30 – 4pm

Resource for London Centre, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA

This is our fifth all day conference and the third one held jointly with London Tenants Federation and NFTMO – attendance is still free of charge


The day will review the government’s consultation proposals for housing, discuss what tenants and co-ops in London actually need and update on progress made since last year.

09:30am    Coffee, signing in and choosing workshops
10:00am    Introductions, “A Positive Future for Social Housing in London”
11:00am    Workshops:

    1. Reclaiming Social Rents

    2. Safe and Decent Homes

    3. A Representative Tenant Voice in London

    4. Expanding Social Housing Supply

    5. Empowering Residents

    ** Workshops will be repeated in the afternoon

12:15pm    Lunch (Possibly some mini discussions and demonstrations / ‘fringe’)
13:15pm    Overall Housing Situation -or- Local Housing Companies - tbc
13:45pm    Workshop 2 – As above, though there may be a topical substitution.
15:00pm    Plenary, Feedback and Key Points


NB Please note that details may be subject to change.


For this event, please contact us at londonfed@gmail.com to inform us you are coming as with three groups involved, places will be limited. Some lunch will be provided.

 

 

 

PREVIOUS MEETINGS ****************************

 

AGM SATURDAY 14th July 2018 FROM 10:30 Followed by Discussion Forum 11am - 1:00pm
Council Chamber 2, Unite HQ, 128 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8SP

Nearest tube is Holborn, Buses 19, 38, 55, 98 & 243 stop within 100 yards.

 

Agenda
  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of the 2017 AGM
  3. Matters arising from the minutes
  4. LFHC Annual Reports on the Federation’s activities over the last year
    These will be available at the meeting and on the website.
  5. Recommendations from the Executive
    Subscription levels
  6. Election of the Executive Committee - 15 places available. There will be a very short get together at the end of the AGM to check a date when the new Executive will meet to elect officers and plan dates for future events.
  7. LFHC Annual Accounts 2017 They will also be included within the annual report.
  8. Appointment of Auditors for the coming year
    Including a decision not to require a full audit and to have an independent examination.

Discussion Forum 11:00 – 1:00pm

We had been planning a full day conference, so some items we had planned will be held over.


Some co-ops are developing - How are they achieving the finances to develop ?
• What are start-up co-ops managing to do ?
• Which lenders are able to lend and what are the limits ?
• Do existing co-ops have money to lend and should it be encouraged ?


What are co-ops doing about GDPR and how much is enough ?