Wednesday, 3 September 2008
Who Manages Leabank Square?
Just who is in charge of managing Leabank Square?!
Does anyone know?!
This morning I had a meeting with some lovely people from Hackney Council in our flat (about the noise & dust in the Olympic Park) - and they were talking about putting up some of their own dust & noise monitoring gizmos in Leabank Square.
They were seeking permission from Family Mosaic to put the gizmos high up on some poles.
To me this sums up the poor management system in Leabank Square.
To be more accurate - the mismanagement!
Some of us know that they should have been talking to PMMS - but to be honest - that would get them nowhere! The fact that Leabank Square is managed by so many different management companies almost makes it un-manageable!! What Leabank Square needs is one accountable management company that knows exactly what is going on IN our square.
At the moment - none of the management companies are based anywhere near Leabank Square - and this remoteness means we suffer.
Take the entrance to Leabank Square - for example.
Many of us are very worried about our children having to walk out into the road because residents from the 2 front blocks are parking on the sidewalk.
The 2 blocks are managed by 2 separate management companies - neither of which come anywhere near Leabank Square - and don't communicate with each other.
You will not believe the amount of work that has gone into getting some kind of dialogue going in order for us to just find this information out. Now - we need to start getting the two management companies to start seeing the sidewalk problem as a common one. How long do you think that'll take?
And where do PMMS fit into all of this? What say do they have over the two management companies? Where does their jurisdiction end? What are we paying exorbitant Service Charge fees to them for? All we get for it is the lawn mowed & a few coke tins picked up.
So - if anyone has any answers, suggestions, hints, contacts, short cuts, history of dealings, any ideas - please lets start discussing them here (or on http://leabanksquare.lefora.com/2008/07/01/leabank-square-resident-consortium/) - the more we start talking about how our money is being spent - the sooner we start getting value for money!!
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