Tenants’ and residents’ association News - April 2019


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Tenants’ and residents’ association news, April 2019

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Blooming Lambeth awards 2019

Nominations are now open for this year’s Blooming Lambeth awards. Anyone can nominate their TRA, neighbour or project for the awards. The categories are:

  1. Best Community Garden Anywhere
  2. The Ivor Picardo award for the most productive vegetable garden
  3. Best School Garden
  4. Against the Odds
  5. Best Community Gardener
  6. Innovation in Sustainable Food
  7. Garden in Bloom

Previous TRA winners include: Caldwell Gardens, Mawbey Brough, Edmundsbury Gardens and Rosendale.

Category winners will get £100 and highly commended £50, so get nominating. This can be done via the Incredible Edible Lambeth website.

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Solon Community Charity have recently launched sewing classes in their community hub near Bedford Road on Tuesday afternoons. If you are interested please contact Michelle Reid on 07506-769837 or email 80soloncommunity@gmail.com.

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Board Corner


The next round of Area Board meetings will be: 

Board Location Date & Time
North Area Board Pedlars Acre Hall  14 May, 6:30pm
Central Area Board Lambeth Town Hall 15 May,  6.30pm
South Area Board Lambeth Town Hall 21 May, 6.30pm

These meetings will be AGMs. TRAs have the right to nominate to the Boards. If you are interested in joining and want to know more you can look at all Board packs here area-boards-and-assemblies or contact us at gettinginvolved@lambeth.gov.uk.

An evaluation report on the Residents Assembly held 19 January has been completed and is now published on our website. 

The review of the resident engagement structures report has been drafted by the independent consultant, Just Housing Group. The recommendations from the review will be shared with TRAs once agreed by the Co-ordinating Committee and will go to Cabinet in June.

The Re-procurement and Fire Safety Resident Panels have continued to meet regularly and updates on topics discussed go to the Area Boards. Fifteen residents have volunteered to join the Anti Social Behaviour Panel which will meet soon for the first time.                                                                                                           

Resident Panels are informal sounding boards for officers to discuss policy and practice with interested residents. If you are interested in joining any resident panel please email gettinginvolved@lambeth.gov.uk.


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New accredited courses

Courses will be held at High Trees Community Development Trust, 220 Upper Tulse Hill, SW2 2NS.

To find out more and join a course, come to High Trees anytime between 10 and 4pm on the 15th, 23rd, 24th or 25th of April.



Class times

Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Every Monday and Wednesday from the 5th of May until the 9th of June (10am – 3pm)

Level 1 Food & Hygiene

Tuesday the 30th of April (10am – 3pm)

CIH Level 2 Resident Scrutiny                   

Every Thursday from the 2nd of May until the 9th of July (between 6pm and 9pm)