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.

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 (debbie.ming@southwark.gov.uk); 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 julia@bost.org.uk  or 0207 403 3393

 

A LECTURE ON EXCAVATIONS AT 127-143 BOROUGH HIGH STREET

SOUTHWARK AND LAMBETH ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
A LECTURE ON EXCAVATIONS AT 127-143 BOROUGH HIGH STREET
will be given on
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11TH, 2016
by
DOUGLAS KILLOCK
OF PRE-CONSTRUCT ARCHAEOLOGY

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.

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

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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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