Saturday, 7 September 2013

PRESS RELEASE Progress Estate Residents Show Significant Interest in Online Communication

PRESS RELEASE no: 2013/05    
7 September 2013

The Progress Estate Residents Association has warned Residents and other people with an interest in the Estate that it will probably have to stop delivering paper copies of its quarterly newsletter, Making Progress, by March next year.   Accordingly, it appealed for people to provide it with their email addresses in the June and September editions.

Rita Billinghurst
‘There are about 1,300 homes on our Estate’ said Rita Billinghurst, the Association’s Chair.   ‘So far about 195 people have signed up.   Fifty-five per cent of homes use the internet for reading or downloading news* so our initial target is to have a list 700.   We are very pleased to have achieved nearly 30% of this within three months’.

‘Quite often initiatives have to be handled with some speed.   We have recently issued our first circular about one such matter to all Residents on our email list and would urge others to sign up for similar future communications.   It must be better to receive information and decide whether or not you want to respond, than not to receive it in the first place.

‘Anyone who would like to be added to our list simply needs to send an email to   Please remember to state your name and address’.
* Office for National Statistics, Internet Access – Households and Individuals, 2013 

Note for Editors:

Originally named the Well Hall Estate, The Progress Estate was built in 1915 to provide housing for the many additional workers the Woolwich Arsenal needed to manufacture the armaments required by the services during the First World War.   Conservation Area status was granted in 1975, in recognition of its unique architectural character.

For additional information, please contact:
Keith Billinghurst
Progress Residents Association committee member
56 Arsenal Road
London  SE9 1JY

tel: 020 8856 5593 or 07962 877389
Twitter:             @ProgressEstate

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