Fire Action Plan

If you discover a fire in your home:

  1. Leave your flat immediately closing all doors behind you taking all flat occupants with you
  2. Call the fire service
  3. Greet the fire crew as they arrive and give details of the fire location

If you see or hear a fire elsewhere in the development, general advice is:

  1. The building is designed to contain a fire where it starts. This means it will usually be safe to stay in your flat if the fire is elsewhere
  2. Leave your flat at once if smoke or heat affects your flat, taking all flat occupants with you, or if you are told by the fire service. If in doubt, get out

If you are in a communal area then leave the building at once by the nearest exit.

Do not:

  1. Wait to collect personal belongings 
  2. Take risks
  3. Run

To call the Fire Brigade:

Dial 999 or 112

When the operator answers give your telephone number and ask for fire. When the fire service reply give the address where the fire is:

Plymouth Wharf, London, E14 3EL

Do not end the call until the fire service has repeated the address correctly.

A copy of this Fire Action Plan  for you to print out and display in your property can be found on the link below

Reporting antisocial behaviour

We have been asked a number of times by residents about reporting antisocial behaviour. Any instances should be addressed to the Police in the first instance.  The Metropolitan Police have recently provide guidance on this matter, including providing a new tool to report instances online:


https://www.met.police.uk/ro/report/asb/asb/report-antisocial-behaviour/

Where antisocial behaviour relates to a property within Plymouth Wharf, we do ask that residents keep us informed by emailing directors@plymouthwharf.com

Proper disposal of rubbish in communal bin cupboards

We kindly ask that all tenants use heavy duty black bags for refuse, this will help reduce smell (all bin stores are experiencing this particularly in the recent hot weather), bags splitting open etc.

We notice lots of small plastic bags are being used to dispose of refuse on sites. Using proper refuse bags will help reduce smell in communal areas that are close to bin stores as well as help reduce flies and vermin.

These can be obtained from all supermarkets or online from Amazon:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pack-Extra-Heavy-Duty-Black/dp/B004NDR9EA 

Plymouth Wharf BBQ 23rd June 4pm

We will be holding the annual residents barbecue on Sat 23rd June 2018 from 4.00pm onwards.

All are welcome and burgers, sausages, salads and desserts will be provide. Please bring something to drink, sit on and anything else you want us to barbecue for you.

We ask that anyone wishing to attend please RSVP via the PWRA whatsapp group or by emailing carol.sinker@plymouthwharf.com to allow us to gauge numbers.

Update on Thames Water work and irrigation system installation

The work by Thames Water on installing a water system for Plymouth Wharf at each end of the estate is due to be completed this week between Feb 28th– March 2nd. Obviously this will be dependent on the weather!

The irrigation system is then due to be installed next week starting March 5th. It is expected to take approx. 5 days.

Paviors will need to be lifted temporarily to make links from the top river bed to the middle bed and from the middle bed, at each end and on both sides, to the flower beds. This will not affect anyone’s car parking space but it may be necessary at times to drive the wrong way round the Wharf.

If you cannot reach your parking space at any time please park at either end of the Wharf, or in the Visitors spaces or in a space that you know is empty.

We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.

Update on new irrigation system

The groundworks to support our new garden irrigation system have taken longer than expected and we apologise for the continued parking disruption this has caused some residents.

Thames Water will be onsite 28th February – 2nd March to complete connection of new mains water feed. Following this Rosewater Irrigation will be onsite from 5th March for a week to complete the final installation of the irrigation system itself.

We will post further updates of any expected disruption for week commencing 5th March nearer the time

Plymouth Wharf Buildings Insurance

As a result of a recent enquiry, we have been advised by our insurance company, that our buildings insurance policy does not cover what they class to be short-term or holiday lets (stated as less than 6 months). This would include property sharing sites such as Airbnb.

The reason given is that with a constant change in persons at a location the risk for damage is greatly increased and as such they do not provide cover.

We ask that all shareholders ensure they do not let out their properties under these terms due to the risk of invalidating insurance and that any properties advertised on sites such as Airbnb should be removed at once.

We are currently seeking legal advice to clarify use of such lets in terms of the Lease that governs all the properties in the development. This also does not permit properties to be used for commercial reasons.

Shareholders should ensure that any tenants are also not using such sites to let out a single room or rooms and make sure that any agent acting on their behalf is also aware of this.

Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf river crossing consultation

Transport for London are seeking views on proposals for a new river crossing between Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf for pedestrians and cyclists.

The new crossing is proposed to provide a “safe, attractive and direct route for pedestrians and cyclists, reducing journey times and encouraging more active travel among the growing communities on both sides of the river”.

For full details and to share your views, please visit tfl.gov.uk/R2CW-crossing

The consultation is open until Monday 8 January 2018.

Ground works for irrigation system

There will be ground civils works on site at Plymouth Wharf 9th-13th October to install a new mains water supply.

During this time there will be some disruption to the drive and parking areas as brickwork has to be lifted and new pipework laid. PWRA apologises for any inconvenience caused during this time and any directly affected residents should already have been contacted.

This work is being undertaken to prepare for for installation of a new garden irrigation system. This work was outlined to shareholders during the last AGM and report.

If anyone has any further questions please contact directors@plymouthwharf.com