If there is a majority ‘yes’ vote, you’ll be able to move into one of the new homes we’re building in South Thamesmead and Lesnes Estate will be redeveloped in phases. You would be involved in the planning every step of the way.

Should there be a majority ‘no’ vote, we would need to stop our plans for Lesnes Estate and understand the reasons why.

The new homes we are building in phase one at Southmere would be allocated to new residents. We would maintain the homes on Lesnes Estate as best we can and a new proposal would be put together with feedback from residents.

Civica Election Services (CES), an independent body, will organise and manage the ballot to make sure it’s run fairly. CES is used by thousands of organisations every year to manage their ballot, election, vote, survey or referendum. This will be an anonymous ballot and CES will not tell us, or anyone else, how you have voted.

Voting in the ballot is voluntary, however we encourage everyone to take part and use their vote.

If you have any questions about the ballot or if you are not sure if you’re eligible to vote please contact the CES Customer Services team on: 020 8889 9203 (weekdays 9am - 5pm) or customerservices@civica.co.uk

Voting packs will be posted out to eligible voters on Friday 21 February. You can vote as soon as your pack arrives. Inside will be a ballot paper with the question:

Are you in favour of Peabody’s proposal to include Lesnes Estate in their regeneration plans for South Thamesmead?

You will be asked to vote ‘YES’ or ‘NO’. There are a number of ways to vote:

• Pre-paid envelope
• Online
• Phone

Details on how to vote will be enclosed with the ballot paper sent by CES.

Voting packs will be posted out to eligible voters on Friday 21 February. You can vote as soon as your pack arrives.

Voting closes at 5pm on 16 March 2020.

Any votes received outside of this period will not be counted. If you choose to vote by post, you must make sure that your ballot papers have arrived with CES before the deadline.

The result will be available seven days after the ballot has closed. CES will write to you to let you know the outcome and we will also update our websites:

www.lesnes.org.uk (you’re here!)
www.thamesmeadnow.org.uk

Do you have any questions?

Please click here for assured, social and secure tenants’ frequently asked questions, and here for all residents’ frequently asked questions.

We will be keeping you updated with our plans as they progress through our website and newsletter and also through the Lesnes Estate Forum.
If you have any questions or concerns, please come and talk to us:

Call: 0800 368 8967
Email: Thamesmead.Regen@Peabody.org.uk
Visit: Information Hub, 216 Yarnton Way, DA18 4AX

Open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and the first Saturday of every month from 11am until 4pm.

Drop-in sessions at the Information Hub

• Wednesday 22 January, 10am - 8pm
• Tuesday 4 February, 10am - 8pm (CES will be attending 5pm - 8pm)
• Saturday 15 February, 11am - 3pm

Support

Communities First is your independent advisor and they can help you with your questions.

If you have any questions, please contact Ian Simpson or Louis Blair on:
0300 365 7150 or SouthThamesmead@CommunitiesFirst.uk.com