Fullers Slade Estate Renewal Forum (FSERF) - October 2021 Newsletter
To see a copy of the October 2021 Newsletter please click here.
Latest Update: Fullers Slade Estate Renewal - September 2021
The renewal of Fullers Slade is gathering pace and plans are forming on how the estate can look in the future, taking forward Option 3 which was the preferred option at ballot in November 2019. We now have the Fullers Slade Estate Renewal Forum (FSERF) established, representing the
community and overseeing key themes such as community safety, the environment, housing, health and wellbeing and jobs and skills.
The FSERF is working in partnership with Milton Keynes Council and wants to engage more with the community to hear their views and represent them. The FSERF is made up of residents and others including councillors, local business representatives and Milton Keynes officers. Sub-groups looking at housing, communication and the community have been set up. The FSERF is keen for more residents from Fullers Slade to get involved and join these sub-groups, it’s a great way to find out what is happening as well as helping shape how the estate develops. We’d also welcome feedback from residents on what is important to you for the renewal of Fullers Slade. If you’d like to find out more, or aren’t sure how much time you can commit, get in touch as we can help and have a chat. The FSERF has a new dedicated email: FullersSladeERF@milton-keynes.gov.uk. If you have any questions or issues you would like to let us know about, feel free to get in touch.
Your Community Engagement Officer at Milton Keynes Council is Sasha Childs, you can contact Sasha at:
Sasha.Childs@milton-keynes.gov.uk or on 07557 318943.
Latest Update: 1st July 2021
I hope you're all safe and well. Please find a short update below about what’s going on in Fullers Slade and how you can get involved. As always, please don't hesitate to contact me on the details below.
Phone: 07557 318943
Estate Renewal Forum
I’m pleased to let you know that a number of places on the Fullers Slade Estate Renewal Forum (ERF) have now been filled. The details are as follows:
Chair: David Meadows (Resident)
Residents: Donna Addington, Stewart Dunn, Helen Havens, Elise Muncaster, Steve Summerfield
Residents Association rep: Bianca Bendig-Ceesay
Town Council rep: Cllr Simon Cherrill
Ward Councillor: Cllr Jenny Wilson-Marklew
Business rep: Claire Banbury (Energie Fitness)
The Rowans reps: Cara O'Donnell and Patricia Spurway
We still have places vacant for representatives of education and health. We'll let you know once these positions have been filled.
The Estate Renewal Forum last met on 28 June 2021. Some of the key matters covered during the meeting included:
• How the ERF can communicate and engage with residents
• What are the priorities of the ERF
• How to move forward with the renewal of Fullers Slade
The Estate Renewal Forum is interested to hear how residents would like to be informed about the renewal of Fullers Slade. If you have any ideas about how information can be shared, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Forum has agreed for a smaller focus group to be set up to look at communication with residents. We're looking for local people who'd like to help with this. If you're interested, please email email@example.com.
The Forum also agreed to look at the housing element of Fullers Slade renewal. A focus group is being set up to move this forward. If you're interested in being part of this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, the Forum has agreed to set up a new focus group to help identify and address key community issues. If you'd like to be part of this, please email email@example.com.
If you have a housing repair to report, please contact MEARS directly on firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a query about your tenancy, anti-social behaviour or refuse collections, please contact MK Council. If you require additional help or support, please make contact with the Estate Renewal Forum on email@example.com.
Fullers Slade Estate Renewal Forum Meeting: 12th May 2021 at 6pm
The third meeting of the Fullers Slade Estate Renewal Forum (FSERF) meeting will take place on Wednesday 12th May 2021 at 6pm via Zoom. Attending the meeting is a great way for you to engage with Milton Keynes Council and share your ideas about what is important for the estate moving forward. Come along and see how you can be a part of shaping this new Forum.
To see a copy of the letter from Milton Keynes Council inviting Fullers Slade residents to attend the meeting and details of how to join the meeting please click here.
To see an agenda for the meeting please click here.
To see a copy of the minutes from the meeting on 7th April please click here.
Previous Update: 13th January 2021
I wanted to introduce myself as the council's new Community Engagement Officer for Fullers Slade. I'm replacing Jenna Smith who has been helping out on a temporary basis.
I have over 16 years' experience working for a housing association on community engagement projects, including as part of estate renewal programmes.
I look forward to working with you all throughout the process and more immediately as we establish a new Estate Renewal Forum. Please don't hesitate to get in touch on the contact details below if you have any questions in the meantime.
Phone: 07557 318943
Previous Update - 28th October 2020
Just in case you missed my last update, I wanted to let you know that I'm the interim Community Engagement Officer for Fullers Slade while we recruit for the permanent position.
Please find an update below on some aspects of the project which we're making progress on. I hope you find this useful and please do get in touch if you have any questions.
Mobile: 07557 318943
Estate Renewal Forum
MK Council has agreed a new Community-led Estate Renewal and Regeneration Strategy. This is more targeted at regeneration schemes that we have yet to begin engagement on.
We will continue working with the community on our proposals in Fullers Slade and establish an Estate Renewal Forum. The forum, made up of community stakeholders, will be supported by a Community Engagement Officer and will be an important group to help local people shape future proposals.
We will be approaching organisations in the next few weeks to establish the forum, but if you have any suggestions about membership please do get in touch on the details above.
Thanking the RSG
We recently received notice from the RSG about their decision to dissolve the group. We'd like to thank them for their good work and for supporting the community through the ballot process.
This naturally leads us on to establishing the Estate Renewal Forum which we have been speaking to the community about recently. We look forward to working with the whole community to deliver on the proposals that residents voted for through the new forum.
Work is continuing on the appointment of the professional team. This team will work with both MK Council and the local community in preparing the planning application, which we intend to submit next year.
As we establish the new Estate Renewal Forum we will set up a timeline which will allow plenty of opportunities for you to engage with the architects and other members of the team. We expect to hold design workshops and surgeries in the new year where you will be able share your ideas.
Update - 2nd October 2020
I'd like to introduce myself as the interim Community Engagement Officer for Fullers Slade following Mim McConachie's departure in September, and while MKC conducts the recruitment process for the permanent position.
I've been a Resident Engagement Officer at MK Council for more than two years, working with several communities across the city on various projects.
I'm really looking forward to working with you all in the weeks and months ahead as we continue to progress the regeneration proposals for Fullers Slade. If you have any questions, or would just like to say hello, my contact details are below and I'd be really pleased to hear from you.
Mobile: 07557 318943
Update - 2nd July 2020
Commonly Asked Questions
We hope you remain safe and well. We have put together a document which contains answers to some commonly asked questions by residents regarding the Fullers Slade regeneration project. You can view this by clicking here.
Unfortunately, we're still unable to visit the estate and speak to you in person. We hope this document helps answer your questions as we think of new ways to engage with the community going forward.
As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch on the details below.
Mim McConachie, Community Partnership Officer
Mobile: 07771 388051