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.
Get involved click on link and find out about the National Federation of TMO’s youth movement – TMO YOUTH ENGAGEMENT RESIDENTIAL VIDEO BRIEFING
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
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
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.
Millbank Estate Management Organisation (MEMO) AGM Notice
Celebrating 15 Years of TMO Life (1997-2013)
Annual General Meeting of Millbank Estate Management (MEMO) will be held on Saturday 6th July at 11:00am
To celebrate the inception of Millbank TMO back in July 1997 we are organising
Community Breakfast at MERTA Hall
Coffee & Tea, Croissants available from 10:15am
The AGM is followed by our
Annual Community Afternoon
Ipm-5pm with food and drinks, music and fun for young and old
MERTA Hall and Reynolds House Courtyard, Erasmus Street SW1P 4HP
Best Christmas and New Year wishes to all Millbank residents and MEMO partners offered by MILLBANK VOICES, the new children’s choir of the Millbank Academy.
Become part of the Millbank Community
Millbank Estate & neighbourhood residents, staff of organisations located in the area are invited
to a first-time Christmas event in Millbank Gardens, between Tate Britain and Millbank Estate.
Members of the community have come together producing a festive Christmas event with
Christmas trees lighting the gardens, choral singing, followed by Mulled Wine and Christmas
Stollen served in front of the MEMO office in Reynolds House Court Yard.
For more information please download the invitation here:
Dear Millbank residents and friends,
Last night, at the end of its statutory continuation ballot, MEMO gained a further mandate for the coming 5 years to continue on its path improving the quality of life in Millbank. It is a clear endorsement of the leadership provided by engaged residents and the work put in by staff.
During the past 2 weeks over 51% of tenants and leaseholders voted in a secret ballot and 87% said Yes for our estate to continue to be managed for the next 5 years by the resident owned TMO MEMO. 84% of the Yes votes came from tenants and 91% from leaseholders.
As the MEMO chairman for the past years I want to say thank you to all past and current board members, MEMO staff as well as employees at CWH and Westminster City Council who believed and continue to belief in our vision of a better Millbank taken care of by its residents. A big thank-you goes to Millbank residents and stakeholder organisations giving MEMO the needed “space”, trust and support and also for being a critical friend. Hand in hand with our staff, the management board endeavours that we keep doing our best to not only maintain our beautiful Grad 2 listed estate but progress and work with all people and organisations interested in a way that we all can remain proud residents of a highly regarded residential area in the centre of one of the greatest cities in the world. Millbank residents are driven not only by care about buildings but also the good that can come from a diverse and inspired community united in respect for each other, as inspiring individuals and contributors to a common understanding.
For the people concerned engaging on behalf of others and leading such a process there is no greater compliment and encouragement then this ballot result. It honours the people who in 1997 provided the vision and had the determination to start one of the first TMO’s in Westminster and the board members of the past 5 years who developed it in to one of the leading TMO’s in this country. The past 15 years of our organisation is a showcase of The Big Society at work with all its facets. Lets get on and make it a successful 20 years.
Thank you to all and stay with us.
Please find here all the documents for the Annual General Meeting to download.
The MEMO business year 2011 Chairman report: Download here
MEMO AGM 2012 Auditors report and Financial Statement: Download here
AGM Notice 2011-12: Download here
The internationally renown London Festival of Architecture begins this month with events, performances and installations all over the capital. Following previous successful contributions to the festival, Millbank Estate residents would like to build on this heritage by again taking part in the Festival and celebrate the history of art in our neighbourhood by hosting an installation in the old communal benefit ‘drying area’ at Wilkie House. For further information on the installation please refer to the festival website
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DRYING AREA WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR USE BETWEEN
20th JUNE 2012 and 9th JULY 2012
The former prison moat will be the site of an innovative and thought provoking art work that will bring life to the area and, hopefully, again generate an ongoing interest in the arts and the use of public spaces.
Please contact staff at the MEMO office if you have any questions or want to get involved installing or dismantling the art work in July.