St Martin’s Tenants and Residents Association
St Martin’s Tenants and Residents Association is a group of residents who live on the St Martin’s Estate in Lambeth. We cover Abbots Park, Atwater Close, Challice Way, Ewen Crescent, Gaywood Close, High Trees and Vibart Gardens. We also cover the part of the estate that’s on Tulse Hill and Upper Tulse Hill
We’re a democratic organisation with a committee elected according to our constitution. We also hold regular general meetings, check the website for details. We ask everyone attending our meetings follows our code of conduct.
We’re always looking for new people to help. To find out how you can help please come to our next general meeting (watch the front page of the website for details), volunteer to become a block rep, or simply contact us and ask to keep in touch
Our logo was designed by Asal and Ruby from Fenstaton Primary School.
In 2015 we :
- Persuaded Cllr Marcia Cameron and Chuka Umunna MP to complain about the atrocious state of communal lighting in High Trees
- We’ve had a public meeting to advise leaseholders of their rights.
- We’ve run a campaign to open the Maskall Close youth facilities to the community which we won.
- We’ve got a new logo designed by students from Fenstanton School.
- Persuaded Metropolitan to repair the Abbots Park pavement,the Kynaston House door and the Rickards Close pavement
- Held a Winter Warmer Christmas Concert
- And the Fun Day members of the TRA helped organised was covered by the South London Press.
We held out first AGM in September 2014. But even prior to this we’d set up this website and twitter account and held apublic meeting with the head of the new City E-Act Academy to give residents a chance to voice their concerns
There’s still much more to do:
- We need to do more to get the communal lighting in High Trees fixed, and we need to get communal lighting in other parts of the estate fixed too.
- We know there leaseholders have issues, particularly with service charges. We’ll have a public meeting in April to try and get them fixed
- We know there are issues with damp. Our general meeting in May will focus on this issue
Why not get in touch. You can suggest ideas, help with our campaigns and find out how we can make this estate better for everyone.