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

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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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

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 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 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

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

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>


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January 31st, 2014 at 9:08 am

Calling all our Millbank Youth!


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

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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


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.

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June 17th, 2013 at 10:14 am

Millbank Estate Management Organisation (MEMO) AGM Notice

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
All Welcome!

Important Documents:

Millbank Estate Management Organisation Minutes AGM 2012

Millbank accounts 2013

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June 17th, 2013 at 9:22 am

Merry Christmas and New Year wishes

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.

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January 8th, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Millbank Creative Community Christmas 2012 Invitation

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:
PDF download

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November 29th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Millbank residents vote for taking own responsibility and continue as a TMO

Liz Michael, Merv Thomason, Kellie Carson and Scott Steel counting votes

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.
Wilfried Rimensberger

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October 14th, 2012 at 5:36 pm