Current State of the Internal Refurbishment

As it looks like the internal refurbishments are nearing completion we thought it would be a good idea to catch up with Graeme Elkington of Faraday Property Management Ltd who has been overseeing the works.

QCGRA: What is the date of the formal sign off with the contractors completing the major works?

Graeme: Not yet, the contractor is still snagging/de-snagging. Likely to be end February.


 

QCGRA: Who will be involved in this sign off?

Graeme: Myself.


 

QCGRA: How will the current snag and more major issues list be managed both on the run up to the sign off and afterwards (assuming that there will be items that come up once the contractors have left site)

Graeme: I will be doing this, but if you are aware of anything or think something should be included, please let me and/or the estate office know.


 

QCGRA: Finally, our role on the committee is to represent the residents in QCG and as such, we would be happy to be part of the sign off and/or raising any issues that remain as our residents do take the time to raise these things with us.

Graeme: Please do let me/estate office know of any items and I will see if they are relevant or part of the work and action accordingly.


 

Graeme can be contacted through the form below, and the estate office can be contacted through the usual channels.

If you are unsuccessful with either of these avenues please let the QCGRA committee know: contact us

 

Contact Graeme Elkington

 

Autumn 2014

QUEENS CLUB GARDENS NEWSLETTER
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Autumn 2014

Welcome the QCG Newsletter! 

We hope you find the contents informative – if you have any contributions, suggestions or any other feedback please do email us on: info@queensclubgardens.com

The Summer Garden Party.

This year’s Summer Garden Party on 12th July was a great success and we would like to thank all those who attended and helped make it a fun evening. It might have been a disappointing World Cup, but that didn’t stop the residents of Queens Club Gardens knowing how to party. The sun shone, the drinks flowed and the band played well into the evening with lots of residence dancing and having a merry time.

Ben and Alan Hill  

Thank you to you all those who made a contribution to Ben and Alan Hill after their accident, they were clearly touched by your generosity and I hope you have all seen the thank you letter which is on the notices boards.

QCG Round Robin Tennis Tournament.

The tournament has been having matches all summer and last weekend the ladies finales took place with Rowena Chowdrey taking the ladies crown against Phyllipa Mcshane, Phyllipa conceded in the 2nd set after 6-1 defeat in the 1st set.

The men’s finals took place at 3pm on Sunday with Alex Elletson winning 6-3, 6-3 against Jean Parodi in front of a small, but very keen group spectators

For more result, you can take a look at the QCG Tennis Ladder:

http://www.globaltennisnetwork.com/network/tennis-ladder/home/1484_5867-qcg-tennis-ladder

QUEENS CLUB GARDENS MIXED DOUBLES TENNIS TOURNAMENT 2014

August 17th

This is the second successive year that Rowena has run this tournament for the Gardens. Like last year, it was a great success with many QCG residents and their friends participating in the round robin matches in the morning.

Fortunately, Rowena had just called ‘time’ on this round of matches when the skies opened and a torrential downpour ensued. The planned mass picnic under the big tree was replaced by an impromptu indoors lunch at 1a Playfair for all players and IT experts. With no delay, the knock out rounds began. James Falkner and Marine Ducarouge became the champions after winning the deciding tie-break 12-10 in a close fought and thoroughly entertaining tennis duel against David Andrews and Helen Whateley.

Rowena would like to personally thank the following people for their much appreciated help in making the day happen and it being a success:

– Sarah Hancy and Trevor Fowell for ensuring the computer programme worked like clockwork

– Ines Forner for inviting so many players to participate

– Everyone for a great lunch.  Especially Anna Morrogh and her boyfriend for inviting hungry competitors into their lovely home.

– Eppie & ili Andrews for designing and drawing the brilliant poster ( second year running ) and for Eppie presenting the prizes to the winners and runners up

Here’s to The Mixed Doubles Tournament in 2015

QCG Mixed Doubles Sunday Mix-in

Don’t forget that Rowena also runs Mixed Doubles Mix-ins every Sunday between 11am and 1pm.  All residents are welcome.  Come and meet/make friends throughout the year.  See you on the courts.

QCG Major Works

All leaseholders will have all received notification of proposed internal refurbishment programme due to start imminently.  For the benefit of residents who are not leaseholders: there is a planned refurbishment programme for the Common Parts across the Estate, including the electrical rewiring and installation of new electrical distribution boards for each flat, new video entry phone system and a new key fob entry system for the main entrance to each block and other access gates across the Estate.  The stairwell will be redecorated, including reconditioning of windows and main entrance doors but the carpet will remain.  The work will expected to take 8-10 weeks.

Bonfire Night in Hammersmith & Fulham

‘Blast from Outer Space’ themed shows at Bishops Park, on Friday November 7.
The gates open at 6pm at both events and the children’s fireworks will take place at 7.15pm. The celebrations will culminate with a fantastic firework display choreographed to music at 8pm (approximately). There will also be a funfair and food stalls at the events. Tickets are £8.00 at the gate or
£6 per person via the Lyric Theatre box office www.lyric.co.uk or on 020 8741 6850. Box office opens on October 1.  Tickets are free for under-5s.

Philip Wood

After 3 years loyal years of hard work and helping to look after the Gardens and residence as the Head Porter, sadly Philip Wood has decided to move on. I am sure everyone will join us in thanking him for all he has done for Queens Club Gardens and wish him all the best for the future.

Memorial Service for Marzenna Swingler

A memorial service will be held for the late Marzenna Swingler on Saturday the 8th of November at 7pm at St Andrews church. Her protégé Mikhail Shilyaev will play the piano and everyone is welcome.

Emergency Numbers:

A small reminder that the Out of Hours Contact number for Emergencies Onlyis

07932 012773.

QCG M&Y

Coffee mornings are held every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 10am to 12noon at St Andrew’s Church Star Cafe on Greyhound Road.  The next coffee morning will be on Friday 7th November 2014.

There is an arts-craft workshop for party “decorations” on the Friday 31st October at St. Andrews Café to prepare for their traditional Halloween party, which will take place on the afternoon of Sunday 2nd November, the party will include games, contests and traditional trick & treat.

Keep Fit Classes

Chair-based light exercise class using music and with special instruction from Yvonne, designed to maintain strength, muscle tone and stamina. All over 55 are welcome to this popular class with a social side as well.

Thursdays from 10.30 – 11.30

105 Greyhound Road W6. Fee £2 plus an annual membership of £10


Over-50’s Coffee Mornings are held every Tuesday at 10am at St Andrew’s Church.  This is organised by the church for the local community and will often include some activity eg origami, dancing and organised trips.    

North End Road Market

This traditional London market sells fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh fish, clothing, household goods, jewellery and many other items. 

This market trades from Monday to Saturday between the hours of 8am and 6pm. 

For more information email: streettrading@lbhf.gov.uk or Tel: 0208 753 3916 (Office opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm).

Farmers Market

Hammersmith Farmers Market takes place every Thursday in Lyric Square, on Kings Street and offers a range of organic delights, a range of fresh, local produce such as organic bread and traditionally reared meat this market is renowned for it’s wide range of ready to eat, freshly prepared food to takeaway

In December there will be farm-fresh turkeys, Christmas puddings, Christmas cake and Christmas trees on offer as well all the favourite fruits, vegetables, cakes and breads. 

Most Thursdays 10am to 3pm 

For more information email: info@weareccfm.com

Summer Party 2014

Summer 2014

QUEENS CLUB GARDENS NEWSLETTER

Summer 2014

Welcome to the first edition of the QCG Residents Association Newsletter!  Well, at least the first in a very long time!  I hope you find the contents informative – if you have any contributions, suggestions or any other feedback please let us know.

 

WouldU – The Film

Several residents gathered together in the children’s garden to the rear of Unwin Mansions on Sunday 8 June 2014 to take part in a film to promote WouldU, a soon-to-be launched app that allows social networks to exchange goods and services. 

The sun was shining, the drinks flowing and there was lot of yummy fresh food prepared single handedly by Jody Lucatello of Purcell Mansions – the brownies were particularly divine.  It didn’t feel much like a film, more like a party but with an added air of excitement and anticipation.  It certainly felt very glamorous to be part of a film – even a promotional one – particularly with real actors and a proper director (Asitha Ameresekere) – but the glamour soon wore off as we were each handed a green and orange WouldU T-shirt, which we all had to wear throughout the shoot.  Even 92 year old Mr David Lang of Evelyn Mansions didn’t manage to escape the T-shirt as it was tastefully draped over his jumper and tucked into his shirt collar for safe “hanging”.  Alas, we didn’t get much air time in the final film, which you can see on www.wouldU.com – but it was fun all the same, and an absolute privilege to be part of what could be another social media revolution.  Now I don’t feel so guilty about being a bit of dinosaur when it comes to technology!       

WouldU is set up by Andrea Grande, who also organises the QCG Tennis and Social Group, using seed funding from friends and family, and is a wonderful example of crowd funding on a community level.  Who knows – we may have the next Mark Zukerberg living amongst us!  Remember that you saw it here first!

   

World Cup Kick Off

12 June 2014 marked the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup – but the real party began here in QCG with the QCG Mums & Youngs Group.  It was lovely sunny Thursday and we all gathered in the garden after school with some snacks and a few games.  It was a wonderful way to celebrate our diversity, with representatives from Brazil, France, Italy, Greece, England, USA, Poland and Spain all in attendance – and more importantly, all playing happily together!  It was so much fun that QCG Mums & Youngs are going to do it all over again on Monday 14 July to celebrate the World Cup Final!  Yay!

    

New Arrivals

Congratulations to Nicky and Zaf Khan of Yarrell Mansions on the arrival of Zachary on Friday 6 June.

 

Ben and Alan Hill

Ben and Alan Hill have been cleaning the windows in our common parts for many years and have also done work for some residents.   Ben was sadly injured recently due to a fall whilst working in Brook Green and is now paralyzed from the chest down.  The Estate Office is facilitating a collection for Ben – if you would like to contribute please do so via the container at the reception.  You can also post your donations via the letterbox in the Estate Office – please mark your donations “For Ben”.

 

QCG Round Robin Tennis Tournament

The knock out stage of the QCG Tennis Tournament has now started with the Finals due to take place on Sunday 27 July at 13.00.  The QCG Tennis Club remains open as usual and residents can still join and play outside of the tournament.  If you want to join please contact Andrea on qcgtennis@yahoo.com.

 

 

QCG Major Works

All leaseholders will have all received notification of proposed internal refurbishment programme due to start imminently.  For the benefit of residents who are not leaseholders: there is a planned refurbishment programme for the Common Parts across the Estate, including the electrical rewiring and installation of new electrical distribution boards for each flat, new video entry phone system and a new key fob entry system for the main entrance to each block and other access gates across the Estate.  The stairwell will be redecorated, including reconditioning of windows and main entrance doors but the carpet will remain.  The work will cause 8-10 weeks disruption for each block, and it is intended that 8-10 blocks will be worked on at any one time.  We have not yet been informed of a start date, or where the work will start but I expect some notification will be provided prior to works starting.

 

We take this opportunity to remind residents we all need to have our electrical installation checked by a registered / certified inspection electrician. A certificate of compliance ‘Domestic Electrical Installation

Condition Report (for single dwelling) needs to be provided to the office / Rendall & Rittner. Without a satisfactory report the Electricity Supply company may refuse to reconnect us!

 

There is a possibility works will be required to our individual electrical installations. Accordingly we all need to allow time for possible remedial works to be carried out. At this moment in time, as noted above, Rendall

and Rittner have not issued a programme for the works. However, the works are expected to start soon.

 

If any resident has queries / question on this matter, contact us and we will try and get them answered.

 

Summer Party

Summer Party 2014

The annual QCG Garden Party, organised by the Residents Association members, was held on Saturday (12 July). As usual, residents provided a good offering of tasty things to eat. The Association started the bar off

with a few cases of red and white wine (for those who did not try it, the gooey brownie went down very well with a glass of red wine). Talking of wine. Those who came to the bar, which was most of you, would have

been served by one of the newly appointed committee members, Robert. The jazz band (curtisy of John D Wood), once again kept us all well entertained.

 

The Worshipful (new) Mayor of Hammersmith and Fulham, Councillor Mercy Umeh, and her consort together with Andy Slaughter (labour MP for Hammersmith) attended the party. The Mayor, with the support of the RA Chairman, Roger Dawe, circulated well amongst the Party goers.

 

Events

QCG M&Y coffee mornings are held every 3rd Friday of the month from 10am to 12noon at St Andrew’s Church on Greyhound Road.  The next coffee morning will be on Friday 18 July.

 

Over-50’s coffee mornings are held every Tuesday at 10am at St Andrew’s Church.  This is organised by the church for the local community and will often include some activity eg origami, dancing and organised trips.