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.


Written by millbankemo

June 6th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

Millbank wants to know your views

We are conducting a survey and you can help us shape our future services by rating current website communications and telling us where you think we can improve and whether you want to get involved. Please click here (opens in a new window).

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August 19th, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Delivery pitlane and temporary traffic lights on John Islip Street

Having just been granted a licence from Westminster City Council, on Friday 1st August we will be setting up the delivery pitlane to service Abell and Cleland House.

The designated, safe unloading zone protects pedestrians and passing traffic from the heavy items being lifted from the back of lorries by the tower cranes. It will be in place until early 2016.

Temporary traffic signals will be installed on John Islip Street as the road will be reduced to one lane, although two way traffic will still be maintained.

The pitlane will be set up within the normal working hours.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact John Shirley of SP Broadway on

0203 405 3460
john@spbroadway.com.

More info: ABELL AND CLELAND – John Islip Street delivery pitlane

Written by millbankemo

August 1st, 2014 at 9:29 am

Parliament week

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14 – 20 November 2014

A programme of events and activities that connect people across the UK with Parliament and democracy

In The House

The House of Commons is opening Portcullis House up to young people from across London for the day. Come along and find out how to get more engaged with the issues that matter to you!

In the House will feature a fantastic array of music and arts performances, debates and discussions about the issues that matter to you and how you can make your voice heard.

There will be performances from young people from across London, guest appearances from well-known artists, poets and inspiring speakers throughout the day.  There will also be a market place where you can explore opportunities to get involved, get your voice heard and make a difference.

This event is being run by the Greater London Authority, Parliament Week, Rock Solid Media and A New Direction.

Booking details

Capacity is limited; therefore entrance to the event is by booking only. If you would like to attend, bring your friends, members of your group, family or organisation please register by emailing rebecca.palmer@london.gov.uk.
Cost to attend
Free of charge
Date
Saturday 15 Nov 2014, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Partner
Greater London Authority
Address
Portcullis House, Bridge Street, London, SW1A 2LW

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Written by millbankemo

July 25th, 2014 at 1:44 pm

Update on the mediation process

Please click for the MEMO communique 16.7.14

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July 25th, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Community Private View British Folk Art 4th July 2014

Just a reminder that the Community Private View is on at Tate Britain this Friday evening 4 July from 18.30 to 20.30. It would be lovely to see you and it’s a great chance to catch up with neighbours, have a glass of wine and enjoy some great art and activities. This event is part of South West Fest.

You don’t need a ticket to get in, the doors will be open and please enter from the Manton Entrance (down the ramp) opposite Chelsea College of Art.

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Written by millbankemo

July 2nd, 2014 at 5:36 pm

London Play Free Event 6th July 2014 11am – 13:00 pm

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July 2nd, 2014 at 5:18 pm

NFTMO Youth Engagement Special Newsletter

NFTMO
E-Newsletter
Youth Engagement Special Issue January 2014
Latest News
It’s Time To Get Serious About Youth Engagement.

At every NFTMO conference our members emphasise that young people are an extremely valuable part of every community.

They are our future workforce, leaders, role models, business owners, tenants and landlords. An investment in young people, is an investment in our own future.

The government still requires local authorities to ‘secure, so far as is reasonably practicable, equality of access for all young people to the positive, preventative and early help they need to improve their well-being. This includes youth work and other services and activities.’*

However, government funded youth provision is being significantly impacted due to budget reductions. Youth centres are closing, and long standing projects are having their funding cut or reduced. The government has also said that local priorities and decisions on services for young people ‘are best left to local people’.

How will these changes impact your local community?

Secure Your Space Today!

Calling all TMOs. We are now recruiting to our Youth Engagement Residential. It’s taking place on 14th to 16th March 2014 and It’s going to be a great weekend!

Click here to watch a short video about the project.

Please be aware that spaces are limited!  If you would like more information or you would like to reserve spaces for your youth group, please email youth@nftmo.com before 31 January 2014.

Youth Engagment Residential Pack <<Click Here

Let’s talk about Young People

Do you want to start a youth group, but not sure where to start? Do you want to take your existing youth activities to the next level? Do you have issue’s with negative behaviour from local young people?

If the answer is Yes to any of these questions, then talk to Tony.Tony Brown is a qualified and passionate youth practitioner with over 15 years of experience working within the youth sector in a variety of ways.

From Youth centre management, Street based youth work, Youth offending and Anti-Social behaviour, Project management and Senior management, Tony has worked with young people in almost every capacity.

NFTMO had commissioned Tony to lead on our Youth Engagement Programme, and while he’s here we’re encouraging TMO’s to take full advantage of his knowledge and expertise.He is with us until 31 March 2014, so don’t delay.

If you would like to talk to someone who has extensive knowledge of working with young people and managing youth services then get in touch with Tony.Email him on youth@nftmo.com to arrange a discussion.

In the meantime, you can download Tony’s FREE ebookConsulting Young People Effectively <<Click to Download.

It’s a simple, step by step guide to help you Develop Effective and Engaging youth projects and programmes that keep young people coming back.

A great opportunity for TMOs

As a key provider of community services, It is a high priority for many TMO communities to actively involve young people in local activities and help them to develop a wide range of skills and a sense of citizenship.

We believe that TMOs are well placed to coordinate and deliver provision to local young people within the communities they serve because;

  • They have a long term commitment to the community they serve.
  • They have local knowledge of the issues and strengths and needs of the local community.
  • They have a consistent local meeting place that provision can be delivered from.
  • They have a workforce of local people, willing to give their valuable time to serve the community.
  • They care!

The NFTMO is currently undertaking work to increase and improve youth engagement within the TMO Sector, and to help TMOs have access to the resources and support they need to offer effective, high quality opportunities to local young people.

News in Brief


Don’t let your young people miss out!
If you have not already done so there is still time to contact us about the Youth Residential in March – but be quick! LOOK NOW

NEW LOOK NFTMO WEBSITE LAUNCHED!
Check out our new look website and let us know what you think!HAVE A LOOK NOW!

 

News in Brief


Youth Engagement Weekend Residential
14th – 16th March 2014Frontier Centre, Northants.

Click here to see more

events on our website>

 

News in Brief


Tools to help you involve young people?
If you want some ideas, materials or methods for engaging with young people in your community? Try an email to youth@nftmo.com

Video made at the last TMO Youth Conference
You can watch a short video made by young people who took part in the last TMO Youth Conference HERE.

Click here to see more

resources on our website>

 

Written by millbankemo

January 31st, 2014 at 9:08 am

Calling all our Millbank Youth!

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Get involved click on link and find out about the National Federation of TMO’s youth movement – TMO YOUTH ENGAGEMENT RESIDENTIAL VIDEO BRIEFING

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January 31st, 2014 at 8:52 am

Passport to Pimlico Musical premieres on Millbank

Great success for the new musical Passport to Pimlico which premiered with a mass Picnic in Millbank Garden. All supported by Millbank Estate. Millbank Resident Irene Carter said: “I had so much fun. It was
brilliant!”

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September 9th, 2013 at 9:14 am

Millbank Estate TMO wins 2 national Awards at the 2013 annual NFTMO Conference

Westminster’s Millbank Estate was recognised with 2 national awards at this year’s annual NFTMO Conference in Stratford upon Avon, held during a June weekend. Millbank Estate is not only known for its beautiful red-brick mansion blocks and planted Courtyards that signify the area in the Tate Britain neighbourhood. It is also known for its low crime and anti-social behaviour rate and its growing engagement in the community. Nominated during May in 3 categories, Millbank was honoured by winning in 2. They are:

Initiative in the community

and

Initiative in tackling anti-social-behaviour.

Earlier this year, Millbank Estate was already awarded national Guide TMO status.

The awards are the result of hard work by staff and management board members of Westminster’s largest TMO (Tenant Management Organisation). In 1997 residents of Milbank estate formed a not-for-profit Limited company MEMO (Millbank Estate Management Organisation) utilising the “Right to Manage” and established a management agreement under which they provide almost all estate management and housing services. Over the past 5 years, a change management programme was introduced by a new board consisting of annually elected resident representatives. A new Modular Management Agreement and funding arrangement was shaped with Westminster City Council involving its ALMO Citywest Homes. Policies and staff arrangements were reviewed and a new team leader was engaged. This has resulted in a wide range of new activities, significant improvements and a strong, supportive relationship with Westminster City Council.

With a mandate from its residents, Millbank Estate is currently moving towards undertaking a fundamental strategic review exploring the possibilities that are offered under the current Government’s Localism Bill and other changes in legislation.

Millbank estate consists of 17 mansion blocks named after distinguished painters such as Turner, Gainsborough and Reynolds. The 561 flats contained are extremely thought after and occupied by 55 percent leaseholders and 45 percent Council tenants.

Written by millbankemo

June 17th, 2013 at 10:14 am