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SHG, which has built communities for more than 100 years, has a history of meeting new challenges. Most recently it has trail-blazed the Egan proposals that are reshaping the construction process at the award-winning Millennium Plus Project in Hackney and elsewhere. It also has a great deal of experience in building on brown-field sites to high densities: skills that will be in high demand, if one million new homes are to be built in the South East over the next 20 years.
Jeremy gained his development experience working initiating new projects and delivery of the development programme for L&Q’s South West Thames region for the past 18 months. Prior to this Jeremy spent 10 years with Sanctuary H.A. initially as an area development manager and for 7 years as regional development manager for their South East Division.
Southern Housing Group, Industrial Dwellings Society (IDS) and Clapton Community Housing Trust (CCHT) have recently unveiled their new £1,000,000 CCTV scheme covering eleven estates in north Hackney. The three Housing Associations are joining forces to tackle crime, the fear of crime and anti-social behaviour in the area.
The scheme, funded with £830,000 from the Home Office, is backed by Hackney Council, the police and other community organisations. It complements other estate regeneration being undertaken by all three housing associations, including improvements to communal lighting and fitting door entry systems. The joint approach involving local housing providers and major stakeholders has been a key element of the success of this collaborative project which has enhanced the continuing programme of security measures on Hackney estates.
Southern Housing Group’s London regional director, Gavin Cansfield, says: “We know that one of the biggest concerns for many of our residents in London, unfortunately, is crime. I am delighted that a number of housing associations have been able to work together with the police and the local authority on this project to bring in extra resources.”
Paul Westbrook, chief executive, IDS, says: “Recent consultation has reaffirmed the priority our tenants give to the safety of their home environment and the need to tackle anti-social behaviour.” CCHT’s director, Tony Swinden, says: “We know how important it is for our tenants and leaseholders to feel safer in their homes and local neighbourhoods. Our range of security improvements can now be supplemented by monitoring of these CCTV cameras, providing extra security and reassurance. It shifts the odds a little more against those who commit crime or behave in anti social ways.”