Here is the agenda as a downloadable PDF document:
Here is the same Agenda in web-readable form below. Fire Risk and actions to improve Fire Safety were discussed at our previous meeting and will be reviewed again in our meeting 27th June.
CROMWELL TOWER HOUSE GROUP (CTHG)
AGENDA for Committee meeting 27 June 2017
19:00 in the Podium Room
John Tomlinson (Chairman)
|Barbican Estate Officer:
A potential new committee member, Mike Bristow, will join us for this meeting.
2. Apologies for absence
Apologies were received from …(no-one as of 22 June)
3. Minutes of the last committee meeting
The minutes of April 20th …review…sign by Chairman if approved.
Matters Arising from previous COMMITTEE meeting 20th April 2017
4. Threat Alarm
No further action? (The original issue was to do with its reliability and cost of maintenance. Luke is now monitoring costs – any change?)
5. Fire Risk Assessment
Our previous minutes said:
In November 2016 there was an independent Fire Risk Assessment of the Barbican and Golden Lane Estates.
We are pleased to note that the Fire Risk Assessment for Cromwell Tower was excellent, and low-risk in almost all aspects.
There were no areas of high risk.
The only two areas of medium risk were:
- “in some instances residents use escape routes for storage purposes” and
- “in some instances service risers and similar are used for storage purposes” (this refers to the lockers outside our front doors)
In both cases the recommendation was to “implement robust arrangements to ensure such areas are maintained clear of storage”.
One low-priority action area was “consideration should be given to replacing or upgrading all flat doors so they provide a minimum of 30 minutes fire resistance”. This seemed to be in contradiction to comments made elsewhere in the report, and it’s not clear to which doors this refers.
Action: Sarah Styles to get clarification on this point.
FURTHER POINTS on this:
- why is the “nominal” fire resistance of the doors regarded as “low risk”?
- Luke’s note – date when items will be removed (lobbies, balconies, cupboards?car park?)
- Any learnings, points from the Cripplegate Ward meeting 26 June
6. Bicycle Parking
Christopher Gorman-Evans had noticed cycles fastened to the railings next to the music shop, obstructing the stairs. Although there are cycle stands nearby, these are quickly used up. So cycles get fastened to railings.
Luke gave us the contact information for the City officer responsible for cycling. He is: Albert Cheung, email@example.com
Action: Christopher will contact Mr Cheung, with a view to asking for more cycle parking in the area.
7. Information about the House Group
To inform residents about the work of the house group, John Tomlinson suggested that notices be put up in the lifts listing items under discussion, meeting dates and committee members’ names. Luke has drafted a notice. Committee members were keen that the existing useful information in the lifts was included in this notice (contact information for the House Officer, the Porters, and the Repairs Line).
Action: John to review Luke’s draft
8. New Porters
Kalpesh Patel has joined the team.
The other candidate is Abdi Harouma, – any update?
9. Void Space
Action: Sarah will find out what the current state is with the development of the Void Space and use of the Mezzanine.
10.Cromwell Tower House Group Online
These minutes and other documents, including the Fire Risk Assessment are now online at https://cromwelltower.wordpress.com.
Feedback? Next action: obtain a domain name (CromwellTower.org perhaps)
11.Art in the 01 Lobby
Alan Budgen arranged the Van Gogh exhibition of art by Guildhall Students. Next exhibition?
ANY OTHER BUSINESS
12. Licence application by The Brewery
Do we need to do anything as a House Group?
DATES – we need more dates.
September Meeting: date proposed – 25th Sept.
AGM and Christmas Party?