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.

Schedule 2016/17

 Day Date Event / Guest speaker
 Wednesday 20 July 2016 Cancelled Bankside & Neighbourhood Plan
 Saturday 13 August 3 September
17 September
Summer Party, Clare’s Garden
Wednesday 28 September 2016 tbc
 Wednesday 19 October 2016 Metropolitan Police
 Wednesday 14 December 2016 Christmas Party
 Wednesday 22 February 2017 tbc
 Wednesday 10 May 2017 Annual General Meeting & Elections

New committee

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

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.


Estate walkabouts / repairs & improvements

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

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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