Noise on Nelson Square

Many residents have reported annoyance at the noise levels on Nelson Square, particularly during the night.
We have brought this issue to the attention of the council via our housing officer Debbie Ming, and our councilors.

The initial response is that Nelson Square does not fall under the remit of housing, as it is a public park, which also means the noise team is unable to deal with it.
The recommendation currently is:

  • Call 101 (police non-emergency number) and report noise when it happens
  • Keep a diary of disturbances
  • Contact Southwark Parks

Also refer to and

Meetings 2017/18

 Day Date Event / Guest speaker
Wednesday 12 July 2017 tbc
Wednesday 11 October 2017 tbc
Wednesday 13 December 2017 Christmas Party
Wednesday 7 February 2018 tbc
Wednesday 4 April 2018 tbc
Wednesday 9 May 2018 tbc
 Wednesday 23 May 2018 Annual General Meeting & Elections

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

Robbery on Nelson Square

Dear Resident, following the stabbing last autumn, a mobile phone robbery took place recently on Nelson Square.
Our councilors have this message for you:


Dear Resident, Robbery Warning-Nelson Square
On Monday 5th March a young male resident was threatened and robbed of his mobile phone and money by two young men, one of whom was masked, just after 7pm while he was walking through Nelson Square. Although he was not physically hurt he was understandably shaken up by the incident.
Can we please ask residents to be very careful in light of this incident and to report any suspicious activity in or around Nelson Square to the police dialling 999 if you think a crime is likely to be committed and 101 if you have any intelligence about the incident on Monday or if you see any further suspicious activity.
We would like to reassure you that robbery is very unusual in our ward but we want to have zero tolerance for this type of behaviour, and would ask that residents look after each other to make it clear that this is not a place where we will tolerate crime.
Since the re-design of Nelson Square last year there has been an increase in levels of anti-social behaviour in the summer months, which has led to requests from some residents for the square to be locked at night. The alternative is to consider the option of putting lighting in the square. If you have a view about your preferred option please email us at and

If you have any information about the robbery on Monday please contact the police on 101 quoting the following reference CRlS 3006453/18 or ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to report information anonymously.

With best wishes

Cllr David Noakes, Cllr Adele Morris and Victor Chamberlain Cathedrals Ward
Liberal Democrat Councillors & candidates for Borough & Bankside Ward

Fire Risk Assessment

Fire risk assessments are periodically carried out to ensure that residents are safe in their dwellings. Their purpose is to identify any hazards, and recommend ways of mitigating the identified hazards.
This could include obstacles to escape routes, poor construction, aged cabling, or faulty standing pipes.

The latest Fire risk assessment reports can be found below:

Vaughan House

Rowland Hill House

Helen Gladstone House

The Quiet Garden | Sunday, 30 July, 3pm

On Sunday, 30 July, we will hold a fund raising event for the Helen Gladstone Garden from 3pm onwards (Surrey Row, corner Blackfriars Road).

Prosecco, scones and music.

Now that Southwark Council have sold off the green spaces belonging to the Helen Gladstone Maisonettes and Tower to private developers, we feel the remaining small garden deserves extra attention to give residents a quiet green space they can visit.

Please help support us, so we can make it a safe and beautiful place to come to.



Estate Walkabouts

They take place from 10am – 12:30pm with our resident officer Debbie Ming (; meeting place is the central entrace of Rowland Hill House. Dates for 2017 / 18 are:

 Day Date
Wednesday 24 May 2017
Wednesday 21 June 2017
Wednesday 19 July 2017
Wednesday 23 August 2017
Thursday 28 September 2017 – 10:30
Wednesday 18 October 2017
 Wednesday 22 November 2017
Wednesday 20 December 2017
Wednesday 24 January 2018
Wednesday 21 February 2018
Wednesday 21 March 2018

Helen Gladstone Gardens get-together, 13th May

Helen Gladstone Gardens are the little green space next adjacent to Surrey Row, next to the Temperance building and Helen Gladstone House.
We would like to improve these gardens to reduce crime and make them more attractive to use to our residents.
Meet with us on
Saturday ,13 May, 12-3pm
in Helen Gladstone garden (on the corner of  Blackfriars Road and Surrey Row)
Share your views and ideas
Get involved in the care of the garden
This garden is a lovely little space which needs to be renovated and cared for and used. We hope you can help!
Come on the day or contact Julia on  or 0207 403 3393


Annual General Meeting – 10th of May 2017

Please join us for our annual general meeting on
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
at 7pm in our hall, 60a Rowland Hill House.

You can stand for election for any of the roles on the committee, and elect your representatives for the year 2017/18.
Any resident of Helen Gladstone House, Vaughan House, or Rowland Hill House is eligible to vote or stand for election.