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Lambeth TRA Newsletter – March

Download the Newsletter here: Lambeth-TRA-Newsletter-Mar2017

Tenants’ and residents’ association News Feb/March 2017

TRAs of the month

TRAs continued to be busy last month. Southwyck House TRA unveiled their new hall sign they commissioned from Cool it Arts with help from residents. It is part of their programme to refurbish the hall & make it attractive for the community to use.

In the meantime Vauxhall Gardens Estate TRA were championing their drumming classes they have organised. Younger residents were clearly having a banging time!

Looking for an activities grant?

In the last year, 31 TRAs successfully applied for Getting Involved grants worth £104,815.

These funded a variety of activities including:

  • Over 50s club at Tulse Hill Estate.
  • Afterschool club at Edmundsbury Estate.
  • Summer youth projects on Fern Lodge, Notre Dame, Portobello, Sackville, Streatham Hill, and Tulse Hill estates.
  • Fun days at Calidore, Dunbar & Dunelm, Fern Lodge, Hertford, Holland Town, Hurst Street, Lilford, Myatts Field South, Sackville, Streatham Hill, Streatham Common, Tulse Hill and Woodvale estates.
  • Arts projects on Southwyck and Vauxhall Gardens Estates.
  • Youth Theatre Group on China Walk Estate.

We would like all TRAs to run activities in 2017/18. Contact your Resident Participation Officer (RPO) if you need help or the Getting involved Team at gettinginvolved@lambeth.gov.uk.

New CiH Level 2 Housing and Communities course – starts April 18th

The next Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) accredited course will start 18th April at High Trees, Tulse Hill. This popular course helps residents understand how housing works as well as helping those looking for work in housing or related fields.

There will be an assessment to get on the course but if you are interested please contact High Trees by phone 0208 671 3132 or email courses@high-trees.org. See attached flyer for more details of the course.

Fire Safety training

In the meantime we are organising some fire safety courses for TRA reps who manage community facilities. These will take place in Lambeth but TRAs will be expected to ensure at least one person attends.

TRAs will be written to in the next few weeks with dates for the training. It will be mandatory for any TRA with a hall.

Volunteers needed

SGN Gas Network are looking for volunteers to monitor gas usage – they will give volunteers selected a £40 voucher plus free carbon monoxide alarm.

To apply go online to www.sgn.co.uk/real-time-networks.

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