Ewart Road Housing Co-op does the housing and estate management for the Ewart Road Estate. Although we are managed by our residents, we are funded by Lewisham Council, for whom we act as a managing agent, and employ professional housing staff to provide the housing services and run the co-op from day-to-day.
The Co-op Office
the office is on the estate itself, at the corner of Wastdale Road and Dalmain Road, and so is the hub of the Co-op. The office staff handle most aspects of the running of the estate including organising repairs, collecting rents, dealing with rent & housing benefit enquiries, tenancy issues and all other services which you would normally expect from a council Housing Office. The office also acts as the base for our estate staff who do the caretaking, grounds maintenance and gardening.
The office is also where most sub-committee meetings are held, whilst the adjoining community centre (The Clubhouse) is used for the full Management Committee meetings and for General Meetings.
The office is open to residents all day Monday and Thursday, also Tuesday and Friday mornings. It is closed to callers on Wednesdays. Outside of these times, you can reach us by phone, fax or contact us via this website or by email (see the infobox on our homepage for contact info).
The co-op employs staff to carry out the day to day services of running the organisation. The staff structure is as follows:
- Housing Manager (responsible for organisation as a whole and manages staff; reports to the Management Committee)
- Housing Administrator (deals with enquiries, organises repairs, etc)
- Two part-time Caretakers/Handymen
- Office Cleaner (part-time)
The co-op’s accounts are prepared and audited annually by independent auditors. In addition, the co-op’s performance is monitored monthly by Lewisham Homes. Any costs which are to be recharged to Leaseholders also have to be approved by another firm of external auditors appointed by the London Borough of Lewisham.