Recently elected Vice Chair, Jamie Speirs has shockingly left Weir Estate and therefore vacated his position as an executive officer, WERA has confirmed. Mr Speirs, 21 was elected as vice Chair at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in February.
It is believed Jamie gave up his home on Anfield Close ‘due to personal circumstances’. Jamie didn’t inform any WERA members of his unexpected departure and now Weir Estate is seeking a new vice chair to fill the position. Continue reading
Weir Estate Children will soon be without a play area for up to six weeks as Lambeth Living carry out essential health and safety works to repair the play equipment as part of an extensive cross borough programme to restore safe play equipment to Lambeth’s one hundred and eighty play parks.
All the current play equipment is to be fixed by a Lambeth contractor, SSC who are expected to get repair works underway within the next few weeks. Lambeth Living have assured WERA officers that works will be prioritised after the association raised concerns about it impacting on the Community Day event on 11th June.
WERA has also requested that the soft play surface is also renewed as it has been coming up in areas presenting a trip hazard. The works are being funded from a Lambeth Living health and safety repairs budget. Continue reading
Long awaited plans to develop a brand new community garden, in a disused area of Weir Estate could be opening its gates within the next couple of months according to WERA’s Chair, Dave McEvoy who has led on the project.
The space in a corner of Anfield Close is being developed to provide a cottage garden feel for Weir Estate Residents, and the local community. A consultation with neighbouring properties provided no objections to the project and now Lambeth Living are carrying out a tender to get preparation works underway such as the removal of the bollards, a self-rooted tree and the damaged wall surrounding the sites dominant larger tree.
There had been concerns from tree specialists as to the extent of the impact on the roots of the big tree should the tarmac be dug up, though appointed designers and environmental and community garden specialists, Touchwood Trees have decided not to remove the tarmac and instead opting to use this as a base. Continue reading
A council project known as ‘FreshView’ which is run by the local authority has returned to Weir Estate and Thornton Ward to paint the estate’s exterior railings.
About a dozen supervised young offenders donned overalls and repainted iron railings surrounding Weir Estate which had been replaced last year as part of co-operated project between WERA and Lambeth Living and the Breyer Group.
Councillors Ed Davie, Diana Morris and Lib Peck talked to the young people and the council staff carrying out the work and thanked them for their efforts in which the art deco boundary railings have been refreshed and given a new coat of paint.
Weir Estate Residents Association chair, Dave McEvoy also joined the group and made a brief speech to pass on the gratitude of local people for the hard work that was making a contribution to improving the area. Continue reading
Police were called on Thursday at approx 11:15hrs following reports of a man being shot near to Plummer Road, off Poynders Road SW4.
Detectives from Trident are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Following the shooting of a man believed to now be in his twenties was attended to by London Ambulance Service (LAS) and found the man suffering a gunshot wound to the head. He was confirmed dead at the scene.
An incident room has been opened under DCI Gordon Allison (Operation Trident). Detectives investigating are keeping an open mind as to any motive for the fatal shooting. Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the Plummer Road / Poynders Road area between 10:00hrs and 11:30hrs, and who may have seen or heard anything that might assist the investigation. Continue reading