Mayor of Sutton marks Roundshaw’s golden jubilee

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Roundshaw jubilee afternoon tea

Mayor of Sutton Councillor Jean Crossby was the guest of honour this month at a community event to mark the 50th anniversary of the Roundshaw estate in south London.

The celebration was co-organised by Metropolitan and local community group the Roundshaw Community Network.

More than 100 residents came along to mark the occasion, raise money for local charities, enjoy homemade food, and learn more about services and local interest groups active in the area.

Angelique Banton, Head of Housing Services at Metropolitan, said: “Despite some gloomy weather, the event was a success, offering local residents the opportunity to reflect on Roundshaw’s history – and look to the future, as the community here continues to grow from strength to strength. I’d like to thank the Roundshaw Community Network, which was central in planning and organising the celebration.”

Building work at Roundshaw commenced in the mid-1960s on the site of the former Croydon Airport, with the estate’s first residents moving in to their homes in 1967.

The estate was transferred from Sutton Council to Roundshaw Homes – a partnership between Metropolitan and fellow social landlord Hyde – following a residents’ ballot in 2007. More recently in 2015, Roundshaw transferred to the sole ownership and management of Metropolitan after residents were consulted on the change.

(Picture l-r) Margaret Holland, who has been a Roundshaw resident for nearly 48 years; Mayor of Sutton Councillor Jean Crossby; Reverend Mother Maria Onuigbo, Chair of the Roundshaw Community Network; Angelique Banton, Head of Housing Services at Metropolitan.