Read more about the company here: www.cnmestates.com
Interesting debate reported in the Croydon Guardian about Victoria Road in Surbiton.
‘Surbiton group bids to become Portas pilot street’
A business group is bidding to have shopping guru Mary Portas overhaul the struggling high street.
‘Surbiton Town Team, comprised of local businesses, has put together a promotional video in the hope the Scottish star will bring her Midas touch to Surbiton’s Victoria Road.’
Grant Shapps, the Local Government Minister, has announced that 12 struggling towns and cities will have the chance to implement recommendations from my Review to help reinvigorate their ailing High Streets. The Portas Pilots will benefit from a share of £1million, as well as the support of the Minister, Whitehall, and Mary Portas.
There is an opportunity to turn her recommendations into reality by giving communities across the country the opportunity to come forward with their vision for breathing new life into their locality. The Review is intended to inspire people with a new vision for tomorrow where High Streets are re-imagined as destinations for socialising, culture, wellbeing, learning, as well as shopping.
A place we all want to be, and can be, proud of.
Here’s the announcement to local residents from local property developer CNM Estates which was reported in Surbiton People on 29 Dec 2011 ”Following our previous article regarding this and other Surbiton developments, CNM Estates have announced Taylor Wimpey as their development partner. CNM Estates say that work is due to start ‘early 2012’ and be completed by Autumn 2013.”
‘Phase two of the much delayed Surbiton Plaza Development consists of 28 private apartments, 12 affordable housing apartments, two retail units and a doctor’s surgery. I’m sure that we all look forward to this development being completed; especially the shops fronting onto Victoria Road. As well as the Surbiton Plaza phase two, the Red Lion development in Ewell Road is due to start soon.’
Open Garden Squares Weekend is a celebration of London’s Open Spaces. One weekend ticket provides access to numerous gardens and squares in London not usually open to the public. Other parks and gardens put on special events, such as jazz bands, all contributing to that festive atmosphere.
9-10 June, 2012
For 2012 they are working in association with the National Trust. The National Trust has always been about access to inspiring places and as much about outdoor spaces; so this is a very natural and appropriate association.
Tickets for Open Garden Squares Weekend 2012 are now on sale from http://opensquares.eventbrite.co.uk.
One ticket allows entry to all gardens over the entire weekend.
Ticket prices are £9 in advance and £12 if bought during the event weekend.
You can hire several of the gardens that take part in Open Garden Squares Weekend for weddings and other functions. These gardens include:
- Park Crescent garden (a private residents’ garden at the north end of Portland Place, W1). Contact the Crown Estate Paving Commission on 020 7935 8049 email@example.com http://cepc.org.uk/
- Inner Temple, the second largest privately-owned green space in London with award-winning gardens http://www.innertemplecatering.org.uk/
- Portman Square Garden in Marylebone is available for private hire for suitable events. The Portman Estate arrange for the hire of Portman Square Garden only, allowing details of the event to be managed by the organisers. Please refer to their Event Plan Booklet (PDF, 422KB) for reference
- Other private gardens: Bedford Square, Manchester Square.
- Other gardens that take part in Open Garden Squares Weekend and can be used as a wedding venue: Ham House (http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-hamhouse) andDulwich Picture Gallery (http://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk).
CNM Estates has a long history of supporting the local community through its sponsorship activities.
The Kingston Regatta
CNM Estates has been the main sponsor of The Kingston Regatta since 2009. This year the event will celebrate the accession of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with its Diamond Jubilee Sprint races.
The Rose Theatre
The great circle of the Rose’s astonishing auditorium is a symbol of everything they do: combining great intimacy with epic scale, the Rose is all-embracing, warm hearted and of the highest possible national standards.
London Mayor’s low carbon prize – recognising student innovation
The Mayor’s low carbon prize was launched to inspire London’s students to come up with innovative ideas for cutting carbon emissions in the city.
For this year’s awards the 100-plus entries were whittled down to a shortlist of ten which was judged by a panel including leading architect Sir Terry Farrell and Zac Goldsmith MP. The four winners received a total of £20,000 prize money to help them develop their ideas.
Prize winners 2012
The winner of the first Mayor’s low carbon prize was an innovative ‘green key’, the brainchild of Jonathan Pye-Finch, Ann Kathrin Schoettle, Andre Vigil, Martin Cobley and David Singer. The students from Kingston University receive £10k towards the idea’s development and mentoring support from Berkeley Group.
Kingston University Surveying student Bruce Pawsey, 47, picked up the runners up prize of £3,300, for proposing a river barge, which would collect waste materials and use them to drive a gas turbine.
The logic behind the ‘green key’ was to help the 250,000 household moves that occur in London each year by supplying new residents an electronic key which has up to date information on local services and ideas to help them live more sustainably.
Mayor’s Low Carbon Prize award ceremony
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