Tenants’ and residents’ association News May 2017 – download the newsletter here: LambethTRANewsletter-May2017
TRA of the month
Residents at Clapham Manor Estate and Macaulay Square recently held a funday to get people interested in whether they wanted to start a TRA.
With help from Doreen and Dania from the Housing Department the day was a great success with over 50 children and 30 adults joining in. Residents made the most delicious giant vegetable Thai Curry using vegetables from the communal gardens to complement the BBQ.
Local resident Sathy who helped plan the event, said it was a great team effort and went on to say:
“Woo! What a fantastic day!!! Lots of positivity, fun and happiness buzzed in the air! So many different elements contributed to a wonderful, worthwhile event.”
The Clapham Manor and MaCauley funday was a great success with prizes donated by Mears and all planting boxes taken.
Blooming Lambeth launched
Incredible Edible Lambeth (IEL) in conjunction with Lambeth Council have launched Blooming Lambeth to find all the great gardens and projects residents are growing.
Blooming Lambeth has replaced the Community Pride awards but the number of green categories have expanded to six. They are for best front or back garden, community garden, food growing (both individual and communal), window box or balcony and most innovative project.
Nomination forms from email@example.com but closing date 16 June! Shortlisted nominees will be invited to newly opened garden Museum at Lambeth Palace on 12 October so well worth entering we reckon.
In the meantime Edible Bus Stop secured BID funding to work with residents on greening the central entrance to Southwyck House (below).
Training programme update
CiH Level 2 Housing & Communities course – starts 6 June
The next Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) accredited course will start 6 June. This course helps residents understand how housing works as well as those looking for work in housing or related fields.
There is an assessment to get on the course but if you interested please contact High Trees by phone 0208 671 3132 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fire Safety awareness
All TRAs with community facilities have been invited to attend a fire safety awareness seminar. The first was held 24 May when 8 TRA representatives attended. There are two more starting at 6:30pm.
Tuesday 6 June at International House, Brixton. Tuesday 20 June at Pedlars Acre, Kennington
Every TRA with a facility which is hired out must attend one of these sessions. TRAs have to advise hirers of their responsibilities and this will help them.
£5 Half term offer for families
Oval Playhouse are offering tickets for two plays this half term for £5.
The Forever Machine and
One Item Only,
Tuesday 30 – Sat 3 June at 11:30am, 2pm & 2:30pm.
both productions are aimed at families with children aged from 6 to 12 years.
Ovalhouse Theatre have an allocation of discounted £5 tickets for each performance of both productions, to offer families in the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark.
To book to see one of the productions please email email@example.com or phone 07875092469.
If the £5 ticket price is a barrier, Bid will be able to help you negotiate a price that is within your budget.
Forest at Fern Lodge
Forest School, run by professional educators Douglas and John, is a popular after-school learning project based in Norwood’s Fern Lodge Estate Hall.
“We take children over to the woods. We’ve taught them how to make fire and toast marshmallows – but we also teach them responsibility and teamwork, the younger and older ones working together. Outdoors gives children space to use their imagination. There’s no ‘I can’t do that because I live on an estate’.”
Portuguese story time for under 5s
Under 5s sessions with storytelling and rhymes for parent and toddler will be next held Friday 9 June 2017
10am to 12pm at Tate South Lambeth Library, 180 South Lambeth Road, SW8 1QP.
All welcome. FREE!!