The Millbank Estate Website and Blog

Welcome to the Millbank Estate website

On this site you’ll find information about Millbank estate and the Millbank Estate Management Organisation (MEMO), its history, links and useful information for our residents, being it tenants or leaseholders, and other stakeholders, updates on what’s happening in our community and ways to contact the Millbank Estate management.

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June 6th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

MEMO Christmas Fayre and Christmas Card Party


MEMO Christmas Fayre

Sunday 14 December 2014
MEMO Christmas Fayre at
Merta Hall, Reynolds House Courtyard
Time: 14:00-16:00.
Come along and support your community.
Cakes, Christmas Cards, Mulled Wine

Download the Flyer here (PDF)

Christmas Card Party

Come along and join the MEMO social committee & residents making
Christmas cards with the Tate Gallery Craft Staff

WHERE :Merta Hall
TIME: 15:00-17:00
DATE: 17th December
RSVP: Call the MEMO office 0207 9765788 or
email to get further details:

Download flyer here (PDF)

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December 10th, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Tate Britain – First Fridays

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Tate Britain
Friday 7 November
10.30 – 12.30

Have you noticed all the lines in art? They’re in sculptures, films, paintings, even performance.

Come and join us for FUN & FREE activities in the Studio and Galleries this Friday led by artist Abigail Hunt. Experiment with composing your own lines in using 2D and 3D forms, and even your own body.

Open to parents and carers with children under 5 from Westminster and Lambeth. Ideal for first time visitors to Tate Britain.

No booking required, just turn up.

Tate Kids

We need some help improving the Tate Kids website! What do your kids think? They can participate in research at Tate Modern on 8th November and receive £25 We really appreciate your feedback to make our digital offer to families even better. Thank you!

Download our First Fridays Tate Britain Flyer here (PDF)

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November 7th, 2014 at 9:07 am

Abell & Cleland Update – Out of Hours Working 15th November, 16th November

Please find more information about Abell & Cleland Out of Hours Working here (PDF download)

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November 7th, 2014 at 9:03 am

Welcome Performances for Families at the Royal Opera House



Welcome Performances for Families at the Royal Opera House
Dear family,

You are invited to a full Family Day Out with fun workshops, activities and the unforgettable experience of live opera music. Give your family a first-class experience for the price of a cinema ticket! This isn’t just about coming to see an opera with your kids. We’ll have some of our most experienced creative staff on hand to show you what they do.


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It’s a day in 2 parts. On this day specially designed for families, you can…

1.  Drop in from 11am and;

  • Dress up in fabulous costumes from our operas and ballets
  • Try your hand at designing a stage set with Royal Opera House designers
  • Find out the secrets of backstage in our amazing building (*limited backstage tour tickets, first-come-first-served on-line only. There will be no tour tickets available on the day.)
  • Enjoy lots of live music and the chance to ‘Have a go’ with instruments
  • Meet the people who make our Costumes, Wigs Hats and Jewellery as well as Make-up.

“My kids had quite a negative view towards opera but the experience has changed their perception. I do hope we are given further opportunities under the family scheme so that grandma can join us next time and my 9 year old son!”
And that’s not all…

2. After the workshops and activities you can round off your family day together with a performance of:

L’ELISIR D’AMORE (The Love Potion)
Welcome Performance for Families on 22 November 2014 at 3pm

Donizetti’s fun filled, light-hearted tale of how love can overcome all obstacles, helped by a little “love potion”. It’s among the most popular operas performed and a wonderful way to introduce young people to opera.

  • Tickets for £5, £10, £15 and £20 (saving up to £140 over top price seats!)
  • Suitable for ages 7+
  • A morning of fun, free activities from 11am
  • Performance begins at 3pm, running time around 2hrs 45mins with one interval of around 30mins

The story
Nemorino, a naïve village boy, has fallen for Adina, a farm owner. She rejects his declarations of love. Fortunately, Doctor Dulcamara is on hand with a ‘love potion’ to help him win her heart.

Adina seems to remain immune to Dulcamara’s potion (nothing more magical than red wine she thinks) and so agrees to marry the boastful Sergeant Belcore. But she finally realizes she cares for Nemorino and admits her love. All rejoice – Dulcamara most of all, as he celebrates the proven power of his potion!

More than just an opera!

Do Remember! The free morning of fun, free activities outlined above start from 11am and are all included in your performance ticket, so that’s a truly fantastic day out for the family for just £5 – £20 per attender

“This was a fantastic opportunity for my children and I to experience opera and at a such a wonderful venue.”

“Without the family scheme, financially it would not have been possible. The children were very impressed with the performance and the activities beforehand.”


How to register for tickets

Welcome Performances are for people who have never been here before. If you want to come, it’s really easy to register you details on our website. Once you’ve registered, we just need to check that you’re eligible (by checking to see whether you’ve been before), and all being well, you’ll get an email from us within a couple of weeks to tell you how to book tickets on-line.

Register at

Not online? You can also call the ROH Box Office on +44 (0) 207 304 4000.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Royal Opera House in November!

Sam Sparling
Audience Engagement Manager

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October 23rd, 2014 at 8:48 pm

Board and Key officers – Message from MEMO’s Board

Following on from the AGM on the 30th September and the first Board meeting last night, MEMO and its Board are pleased to announce that your Board and Key officers for the coming year are –

Gina Bobin                         Secretary
Nina Chatnavis                 Board member
Peter Doherty                    Vice chairman
Maria Gouveia                   Treasurer
Aziz Habib                          Board member
Phil Hayes                          Chairman
Lynda Hiscock                   Board member
Margaret Landman          Board member
Oscar Martone                  Board member
Gwendolyn Morgan         Board member

We also wish to announce that since the AGM there have been resignations from both Kathleen Clifford and Neil Cocking.

*** Please find more details here (PDF download) ***

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October 10th, 2014 at 11:36 am

MEMO Independent Governance Audit Report/Service Improvement Plan & Chairman’s Covering Letter

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September 29th, 2014 at 7:37 am

Abell & Cleland Update – Out of Hours Working 23rd September 2014

Please find an update on the out of hour working here (PDF download)

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September 24th, 2014 at 9:43 am

Millbank Estate Management Organisation Management Committee Nominations

Thank you to the shareholders who have applied to become a member of the management committee, the deadline for nominations was 16th September 2014 @16:00.  The application process has now closed

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September 16th, 2014 at 6:05 pm

MEMO’s ‘Draft’ minutes AGM 2013

Please find the Draft minutes of the AGM 2013 for download here (.doc)

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September 16th, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Audit Report & Financial Statement

Please find the Audit Report & Financial Statement for download here (PDF)

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September 16th, 2014 at 6:02 pm