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will be given on

At 106 The Cut, Waterloo, at 7.30 p.m.
The hall will be open from 7 p.m. and refreshments will be served before the talk.

The hall is almost opposite the Old Vic
and just round the corner from
Waterloo Station.

18 June 2016 | March against the housing bill

NSGCA endorse the motion to kill the housing bill, propposed legislation to make housing more expensive.
Join the national march on 18 June 2016


Amended Motion to Tenant Council - Kill the Housing Bill April 2016 - Passed unanimously 4.4.16 (the original, unamended motion was passed unanimously by Tenant Council in February 2016) This amended motion inserts two references to the Brownfield Register and replaces support for the national demonstration on 13th March 2016 with support for the national demonstration on 18th June 2016.
This Tenant Council notes:
The Government's Housing and Planning Bill means higher rents, less security and less chance of a home you can afford.

The Bill:

  • Makes councils sell off existing council homes
  • Removes secure tenancies
  • Introduces a "pay to stay" scheme for social housing tenants if two household members' income is more than £30k (£40k in London)
  • Means increased rents and longer waiting lists
  • Reduces travellers' rights
  • Makes councils provide unaffordable "Starter Homes" instead of affordable housing for rent
  • Makes councils set up a Brow field Register and give planning "Permission in Principle" to all land on this register

The Kill the Housing Bill Campaign has already organised protests, lobbies and meetings aimed at bringing the Bill down, or making it unworkable. Walworth East Area Forum has already voted to oppose the Housing Bill and urge Southwark Council to do the same.
This Tenant Council believes that the Housing and Planning Bill will not solve the housing crisis. It will make it worse. It will force people from their homes, families and communities, into insecure private renting. This Tenant Council calls on Southwark Council to refuse to implement the Housing Bill and in particular to:

  • Not collect data on the incomes of tenants
  • Not introduce higher rents for some tenants as part of the government's pay to stay scheme, or any local variant involving a taper system
  • Continue to issue secure tenancies to all new tenants
  • Not sell off "high value council homes" and refuse to pay the levy imposed by the government to fund Right to Buy to housing association tenants
  • Not place social or council housing estates on the Brownfield Register
  • Call on the Council Trade Unions to support non co-operation with the Housing Bill and resist any attempt by council chief officers or Government appointees to force through implementation
  • Call on TRAs, Area Forums and SGTO to support the Council's position of non-co-operation with the Housing Bill
  • Propose a joint campaign of non-co-operation with other Councils opposed to the Bill

This Tenant Council resolves:

  • To add its name to the Kill the Housing Bill Campaign
  • To urge the delegates of Tenants Council to publicise the Kill the Housing Bill Campaign and send representatives to the organising meetings
  • To urge tenants to support the national demonstration on Saturday 181h June 2016
  • To urge Area Forums and TRAs and SGTO to adopt this motion and organise local activities against the Bill.


The housing bill is a UK Government Bill, details of which can be found here.
Link to the original bill.


Annual General Meeting - 11 May

The Annual General Meeting

will be held on

11 May 2016

at 7pm

in the residents' hall, 60a Rowland Hill House.

Please show us your support by attending.
We are looking for people to get involved, and join our committee.

Logo Competition & Prize


Our association needs a logo, and we want your help with designing it.
Submit your entry by 24 April 2016, either through our website, or through our letter box.


The winner will take away £100 worth of John Lewis vouchers, the runner-up £50 worth of John Lewis vouchers.


There are no hard limits on what is possible, but the guidelines below should help decide how to approach your entry.

  • the design will server various purposes, for example as logo on the web site, as letter head, for business cards, and in official correspondence with residents, the council, funders, parliament, and other official bodies
  • the design must usable in digitized form (either natively, or via scan)
  • the design should be reproducible in black and white
  • a variety of sizes can be accepted, 300px x 186px may be a good place to start


  • The winner and runner-up are chosen by vote of the committee
  • The choice of the committee is final, and cannot be challenged
  • The winner forgoes all copyright claims to his / her entry by accepting the prize
  • The committee may choose to use an alternative design, regardless of the prize being awarded
  • Late entries cannot be accepted
  • Participants must prove a connection with Nelson Square Gardens (i.e. live here, or care for somebody who lives here)

What our friends have

(for your inspiration)

Styles House TMO Southwark

Styles House TMO Southwark

Hampstead Garden Suburb Residents Association

Hampstead Garden Suburb Residents' Association

Basford and Cliffe Vale Residents' Association

Basford and Cliffe Vale Residents' Association



Lightmoor Village Association

Lightmoor Village Association


Trinity Newington Residents' Association Southwark

Trinity Newington Residents' Association Southwark

Next general meeting, Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Wednesday 24 February 7pm

General Meeting

Agenda includes: Dog and Pot and entrance planting new design (BOST speaker), Launch of NSGCA log competition, Estate matters

Venue: TRA Hall, 60a Rowland Hill House




General Meeting & Christmas Party, 9 December

Our next General Meeting (and Christmas Party) will be held on

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 at 19:00 - 22:00

in the hall, 60a Rowland Hill House.
All welcome.

Southwark Estate Action Day

Something broken in your home / house / estate?

Southwark are holding an Estate Action Day for Nelson Square Gardens on
28 August 2015 in the community hall at 60a Rowland Hill House SE1 0LU, where you can raise any issues with our Resident Officer.
Our Resident Officer is Adama Mansaray,, 020 7525 2858.

More details on Southwark's website.

Nelson Square consultation meeting

Following a number of objections to the latest design for the Nelson Square Gardens (and playground), the council is required to hold another public consultation.

It will be held at Sub Planning Committee B on Wednesday 1st July at 160 Tooley Street and the meeting will begin at 7pm.

Nelson Square redesign

The redesign of Nelson Square has been referred back to the planning committe, following a number of objections concerning the removal of seating spaces, reduction of the number of flower beds and noise concerns.

The planning application ( number 15/AP/1590) can be reviewed here:

New Committee Elected

A new committee was elected on 21 May 2015 by a unanimous majority of the quorum.

We are:

Chair          Paul Beaumont
Vice Chair  Pamela Kaseke-Mushore
Secretary   Eddie Arnavoudian
Treasurer   Toby Scholz

You can get in touch anytime via the contact form.


Residents get-together 18 March

Nelson Square Residents are having a get-together on 18 March 2015 at 7pm in the Rowland Hill House Residents' Hall (No 60a).
All welcome - drinks and nibbles provided.

Survey about the future of Nelson Square

Survey about the future of Nelson Square

or direct link:

Must be completed by 2nd November.

You can find the outlined redesign proposals here,  currently, we have two plans, Concept One, and Concept Two.

Join the discussion here.