A message from SGTO

If you are in crisis, we [Southwark Group of Tenants Organisation] are here to support you.

Here are a few numbers that might prove useful during this period.
If you do not have internet access and need any numbers or information please contact SGTO on 0207 639 6718.

If you are experiencing problems paying for emergency items, such as fuel, you can call Southwark Emergency Support Scheme on 0207 525 2434

If you are experiencing difficulty applying for benefits you can refer yourself to Southwark Local Support team 0207 525 2434

If you are struggling with your mental health during this period you can call Southwark Wellbeing Hub for confidential support on 0203 751 9684 9am-5pm. You can also contact 07849 084368.


  • Remember to stay safe in your home.
  • Do not answer the door to any strangers.
  • No one from the police or health services should come to your home to do tests.
  • If you are concerned about your health call 111
  • if you are concerned about crime call 101
  • if you are experiencing any emergency call 999


Coronavirus / COVID-19 update

Dear residents,

due to circumstances that need no further introduction, all public meetings in the residents hall have been temporarily canceled. This includes:

  • Coffee mornings
  • Councillors’ Surgeries
  • Standage meetings about the major works in RHH
  • Aphasia Reconnet
  • Community Hygiene Concern
  • HGH meetings
  • Blackfriars Settlement is closed, too

We will make a decision with regards to our next general meeting in due course.

Meanwhile, Southwark is looking for volunteers to help those who cannot leave their home. Details here: https://www.southwark.gov.uk/engagement-and-consultations/covid-support/covid-19-what-can-you-do-to-help

For general advice from Southwark, see https://www.southwark.gov.uk/health-and-wellbeing/public-health/for-the-public/coronavirus

Quality Homes Investment Programme (Major Works)

Please see below the transcript of the letter we have received with regards to QHIP.
Key information:

Sofique Miah
Customer Relationship Officer
Asset Management – Investment Delivery Housing & Modernisation
Sofique. miah@southwark.gov. uk
020 7525 0915


Dear Resident,

Nelson Square Gardens Estate QHIP 20/21: Applegarth / Helen Gladstone / Vaughan House

We are pleased to invite you to the 1 st Resident Drop-in meeting for Nelson Square Gardens Estate which includes 157-209 Applegarth, 222-269 Helen Gladstone & 1-51 Vaughan House. Your home will be part of the proposed Quality Homes Investment Programme (QHIP) 20/21 which we expect to be delivered from autumn 2020. The works will include external redecorations, window & general repairs to the fabric of the building where necessary and internal kitchen and bathroom renewals to tenanted properties which meet the QHIP criteria.

The drop-in has been scheduled to take place on Wednesday 18 December 2019, 4:30pm-6:30pm at Rowland Hill House TRA hall, 60a Rowland Hill House, Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 0LT

The Contract Manager (CM) will be Brian Checkley (Brian.Checkley@southwark.gov.uk /
07956 200 666
) who will be responsible for monitoring and managing the works. Sofique Miah will be the Customer Relationship Officer (CRO) who is responsible for dealing with any issues that you might have in relation to how the works are delivered, quality of workmanship and
level of customer service provided and can be contacted using details above.

This is a drop-in session, so you are free to attend anytime between 4:30pm-6:30pm and don’t have to stay for the whole duration.
If you have any queries or require assistance regarding these specific works then please contact me.
Yours sincerely
Sofique Miah

Meetings 2019/20

DayDateEvent / Guest speaker
Wednesday17 July 2019tbc
Saturday17 August 2019Summer Party
Wednesday16 October 2019tbc
Wednesday11 December 2019Christmas Party
Wednesday12 February 2020tbc
Wednesday08 April 2020tbc
Wednesday13 May 2020Annual General Meeting & Elections

Always at 7pm in the Community Hall, 60a Rowland Hill House, London SE1 0LT.
Contact us if you want to see your concern on the agenda.

Cycle Sheds

We are delighted that two bicycle sheds have been installed on our estate.

Rowland Hill House: Space for six bicycles next to the residents’ hall.
Contact BikeAway (01752202116) to rent a space.

Vaughan House: Space for six bicycles at the North-Western end.
Contact Cyclehoop (02086991338) to rent a space.

Helen Gladstone House: Sorry, we have not been able to agree a location to date due to concerns of infringing the grounds of the (privately owned) adjecent freehold (maisonnettes).
If you would like to support getting a cycle shed for HGH, please come to our Annual General Meeting on
Wednesday, 15th of May at 7pm at the community hall.

Meetings 2018/19

Day Date Event / Guest speaker
Wednesday 18 July 2018 tbc
Wednesday 12 September 2018 tbc
Saturday 22 September 2018 Summer Party
Wednesday 14 November 2018 tbc
Wednesday 12 December 2018 Christmas Party
Thursday 21 February 2019 tbc
Wednesday 10 April 2019 tbc
Wednesday 15 May 2019 Annual General Meeting & Elections

Always at 7pm in the Community Hall, 60a Rowland Hill House, London SE1 0LT.
Contact us if you want to see your concern on the agenda.

Gates for Nelson Square!

Many thanks for everybody who attend our summer party.
Despite the miserable weather, we counted nearly 40 guests, and received much positive feedback on both the catering and the band.

After petitioning for a long time, Southwark Parks and Leisure have finally agreed to install gates one Nelson Square, in a bid to reduce both the noise- and crime problems we have been experiencing.
Thank you all for bearing with us for such a long time, and also for giving us your signatures for the petition.
The installation date is yet to be confirmed, but hopefully, it won’t be long now.

The work will be carried out by RH Wrought Iron, 42a Banyard Road, Rotherhithe, London SE16 2YA

Summer Party

Come join us at our
Summer Party

Saturday, 22 September, 12noon – 3pm.

We’ll have food, music, children’s entertainment and more.

Outside the community hall, Rowland Hill House.

General meeting 12 September 2018

All welcome to our general meeting on the 12th of September, 7pm, in the residents’ hall.

  • Welcome & Apologies
  • Estate Matters
  • Minutes of general meeting of the 18th July 2018
  • Matters Arising
  • Cycle Sheds
  • Noise in Square
  • Summer Party
  • RHH Key Fob Reprogramming
  • Any other business