Following the Annual General Meeting on 11 May 2016, a new committee has been elected for the ensuing year:
Chair: Paul Beaumont
Vice Chair: Franco Marigliano
Secretary: Eddie Arnavoudian
Treasurer: Toby Scholz
Committee members: Janet Amery, Ann Fairbrass, James Guess, Sharon Murphy, Maxine Walker
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.
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.
Southwark council conducts monthly walkabouts on the estate to identify and address things that need repairing and improvement the can be made.
They take place from 10am – 12:30pm, meeting place is the central entrace of Rowland Hill House. Dates for 2016 / 17 are:
25 May 2016
22 June 2016
20 July 2016
24 August 2016
21 September 2016
19 October 2016
23 November 2016
21 December 2016
25 January 2017
22 February 2017
22 March 2017
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)