Forum Presentations


HOUSING AND PLANNING BILL UPDATE 13th February 2016


The possible impact on TMOs - presentation by Greg Robbins

 

2nd DAY CONFERENCE ON HOUSING COOP DEVELOPMENT 24th October 2015

Andy Bates from Leathermarket JMB explained how they had reached planning permission stage to develop new properties on their estate. This presentation.


The GLA were not able to attend, but they sent this briefing note.


Although the community right to build is closed to new bids, there is support available through "Build Your Home the London Way" - see this advice.


Afsheen Kabir Rashid from Repowering London gave this presentation on how communities are supported to take control of their own energy supplies.

Alex Hartley from SELCE gave this presentation on their work and how co-ops can invest.

Rob Morris from CLFS explained how they were refurbishing houses requiring refits to small co-ops. His presentation will be uploaded when it is available.


AGM PAPERS - 27th JUNE 2015
Annual Report (Including Accounts)

The exec had adopted a Code of Conduct which was presented.

Clive Frazer presented his vision for a London Co-op Councillors' Network.


SATURDAY 6TH JUNE 2015
There were presentations on asset management and planning for the future
Blase Lambert presented on risk management and what should be in a business plan.
Sue Philpott presented on asset management


AGM Documents 2014:
2014 Annual Report and 2013 Accouunts
A Special General Meeting was held on Saturday 1st February 2014 to discuss how LFHC might work more closely with CCH following the review of its services. There will be further discussion once CCH has completed its review and has a more concrete proposal.

Following the special general meeting in February the LFHC wrote to CCH with
suggestions for how LFHC could work effectively with CCH and discussions are continuing.


The proposal that was sent to LFHC in December is here.
Nic Bliss, CCH Chair, gave this presentation.
Greg Robbins, LFHC Secretary, gave this response.
There were questions and a generla discussion.


SATURDAY 2ND NOVEMBER 2013
Mick O’Sullivan
Chair of the London Federation of Housing Co-ops and a co-operative councillor with responsibility for housing in Islington, Mick will keep order on the day.

Tom Lloyd Smith, GLA
Tom is the Area Manager of the Housing and Land Directorate for the Greater London Authority. His team work with community groups who wish to develop new housing, as well as fulfilling the role that the Homes and Communities Agency has outside London.
Elinor Savage presented on the day. Download the presentation.

Andy Bates, Leathermarket JMB
Andy is the manager of Leathermarket JMB which manages 1,500 homes in Borough and Bermondsey. Leathermarket has an ongoing community right to build project with the support of the GLA.

Blase Lambert, CCH
Blase is the Treasurer of the Confederation of Co-operative Housing. CCH is working with the mutual housing group to develop a national fund to lend to housing co-ops for development.

Nic Bliss, CCH
Nic is the Chair of CCH and, along with Blase, will be discussing what CCH can offer to its members. Consultation.

Chris Murrell, Water Tower Co-op
A member of the LFHC executive committee and long term member of the Water Tower Co-op (nearly 30 years) Chris will talk about how west London pooled resources to build properties and reduce mortgage payments and how those arrangements stood the test of time.

Agamemnon Otero, Brixton Energy Co-op
Brixton Energy is a not-for-profit co-operative based in south London. We create cooperatively owned renewable energy projects whose financial revenues stay within the local community.
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Mike Davis, PETRA
Mike is Chair of Parkhill Estate TRA Tenant Management Organisation and they have used their surplus to reduce the cost of energy bills by improving identifying key areas where energy is lost following a thermal survey, then improving insulation and identifying key areas where lower energy solutions could be used, saving both individual residents and the co-op money.

Greg Robbins, LFHC
Greg Robbins is Treasurer of Dennis CLH Co-op and Secretary of LFHC. In the workshop he will explain the work that is being done to develop new initiatives in co-operative housing (the ‘Blue Sky Group) and will generally be making sure the whole day runs to plan.



SATURDAY 10th NOVEMBER 2012
Forum on How to improve our offer to members Part 1:
Addressing Fuel Poverty and Reducing Household Energy Costs
Do you find that there is a cold draft through your house in Winter or that your fuel bills are going up even though you are sure that you have turned your heating down?
This free Forum will address these points with the latest research plus information from suppliers, with the emphasis on affordability.

JOHN BEDFORD from Accord Housing Group
John Bedford has overseen practical research into retrofitting old properties in the Midlands to make them both warm and energy efficient and quantify the results. He will present the results, explaining what works gave the best results and value for money. He will also address any pitfalls in projects. www.accordgroup.org.uk/indesign
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MIHAJLO RALJIC – Sun and Alternative Technology (SAT)
SAT sell and install solar panel systems. Mihajlo Raljic will talk about the solar panel project he carried out with a housing co-op in Reading and about how health and safety issues were addressed. Mihaljo will explain the costs and benefits of installing solar panels and when they are cost-effective. www.sunsat.co.uk
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FRANK MCELROY - Ecoliving
Ecoliving install a wide range of systems for renewable and low impact heating and energy supply solutions, from wind and solar power through to heat recovery and underfloor heating systems. He will help co-ops explore which technologies will provide practical results for our members today. www.ecolivinguk.com
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MICK O’SULLIVAN – Chair of LFHC
Mick will present information on how co-ops and other residents’ groups can improve their offering to members including ideas on how to invest effectively, how to buy into energy provider schemes to provide fuel savings for their members and provide a benefit to their organisation, and how to use other lost cost initiatives to improve our members lives.
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SATURDAY 8TH OCTOBER 2011
THE BASICS EVERY ORGANISATION SHOULD KNOW
Setting rent levels Management allowances
Annual Budgets Longer term financial planning
Asset management Treasury Management
Procurement Governance and reporting

Led by John Holdsworth and Greg Robbins
Refresh your knowledge and/or assist other residents!!!!
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1. RISK MANAGEMENT FOR CO-OPERATIVE ORGANISATIONS
Led by John Holdsworth www.coophomes.coop
for Ownership and Shortlife Co-operatives

2. MANAGEMENT ALLOWANCES
Led by Greg Robbins www.wesupporthousing.co.uk
for Tenant Management Organisations
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