Dalston Square Residents have pulled together to form an interim Residents’ Association en route to establishing a more formal organization to represent Leaseholder and Resident interests.
From talking to various residents, initially on a social level, it was clear that many of us have been raising very similar issues with EON, Consort and Hackney Council, amongst other parties. The Interim Association was formed to try and bring everyone’s interests together and tackle development-wide issues as a collective body.
The first 'meeting' was held in September 2011 with just a very small group of attendees. Since then, through monthly meetings, the Association has slowly grown and more effectively organised itself. Within the Association there are now 3 sub-committees: Buildings & Maintenance, Communications, and Social. The Association is also producing a regular newsletter which can be viewed on notice-boards in the blocks, or indeed on the association's website (starting with the next one).
If you’d like to get more involved, membership of the Association is open to any resident of the Square (leaseholders and renters) with the time and interest to participate. Simply leave a message in the ‘Applications’ section, and after confirming you do indeed live on the Square you are in: Simples.